Illustrating the Daniels Fund's impact in the communities we serve

Amy Younger

A Daniels Fund Impact Story

College Attended:
University of Denver
Political Science
Scholarship Year:
How the Daniels Fund Scholarship has impacted my life:

What it means to be a Daniels Scholar:   To be a Daniels Scholar means to have dedication, to be willing to take risks, to be intellectually inquisitive, and to have a "no give up" mentality. Every day I am grateful that with the scholarship, I have a chance to continue bettering myself and becoming the person I am meant to be. Without this scholarship, college would seem more and more impossible because of the high costs.

What do you like most about being in college:   The freedom. There is an immense weight off of my shoulders knowing that I can finally have some freedom from my family and be able to choose what classes I like and when I take them.

Greatest challenge so far:   All the reading and homework outside of class definitely. I never had to really worry about class preparation in high school and in return I had plenty of time to devote to sports, music, volunteering, student council, and other extracurricular activities.

What advice would you offer to others applying for the Daniels Scholarship?   I would say just be yourself especially in your essays and interviews. The selection committee will always get to read what others think about you or see what grades you have in school so it is important to make sure you always add your own personal feelings and views when you can. The person is much more valuable than a piece of paper.