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

Cassandra (Cassie) Anderson

A Daniels Fund Impact Story

College Attended:
Colorado State University
Horticulture; Minor: Landscape Horticulture
Scholarship Year:
How the Daniels Fund Scholarship has impacted my life:

Please describe what it means to you to be a Daniels Scholar:   It means to me that someone has actually taken a chance on me, and has trusted me enough to continue my education, and therefore they have given me the hope that I can achieve my dreams.

What do you like most about being in college?    The interesting things I learn in my classes, that I will probably never use in my life, but will still make other people go "WOW, that's cool" and the great faculty and staff that are there for me, both in my college and in the Daniels Fund.

What has been the greatest challenge so far in college?   I failed one class my senior year, and now I get to go back for that last semester and attempt to pass it again. At this point I'm annoyed with that, but for the most part my college career has been fantastic, and yes it's challenging, but if you're willing to keep trying, then it will become that much more enjoyable for you, even when it gets challenging.

What advice would you offer someone who is applying to become a Daniels Scholar?    Don't give up. Every one of you can become a Daniels Scholar, you have to show the passion that is in you, and they will love you for it. Over-stressing gets you nowhere. Be honest, be truthful, and be yourselves. And REALLY WANT to be a Daniels Scholar, because it will happen if you really want it. And utilize the DF staff, they really want you to be a DF Scholar too, so don't be shy, talk to them, get to know them and they will become your heroes, just like they became mine.