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

Caleb Boardman

A Daniels Fund Impact Story

College Attended:
Coffeyville Community College
Accounting/ Agribusiness
Scholarship Year:
How the Daniels Fund Scholarship has impacted my life:

Please describe what it means to you to be a Daniels Scholar:  It is a great honor for me to be a Daniels Scholar and have the support of the whole Daniels Fund and staff. Not only does it help with financial burdens of college, but it puts you in an elite group of people that have received the scholarship.

What do you like most about being in college?   The freedom to do what I want, and being able to see the rewards and consequences of my own decisions and actions. It is also nice to know that I am working towards my life goals and getting my college degree.

What has been the greatest challenge so far in college?   I am attending Coffeyville CC on a livestock judging scholarship, and being in that program requires a lot of time as we travel all over the country. The most challenging thing for me has been to balance school, work, and judging, while still trying to enjoy college life as much as I can.

What advice would you offer someone who is applying to become a Daniels Scholar?   Be yourself during the interview and while applying. The people doing the interviews and reviewing all of the applications are looking for good honest people that know what they want in life and are willing to work for it. If you get the scholarship, don't waste the great opportunity you have, and if you happen to not be named a Daniels Scholar, then work as hard as you can to get the next scholarship, or do whatever you have to do to make it through college, and just remember to never give up!