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

Danielle Conklin

A Daniels Fund Impact Story

College Attended:
University of Northern Colorado
Theatre Studies
Scholarship Year:
How the Daniels Fund Scholarship has impacted my life:

Please describe what it means to you to be a Daniels Scholar:  Being a Daniels Scholar is an extremely high honor. This is the chance to live out your college experience to the fullest and participate in activities that normally would not be offered. I love the fact that Daniels Scholars keep the legacy of Bill Daniels alive. Community service, perseverance, and the will to create change is at the core of every Daniels Scholar. I am proud to be a Daniel Scholar.

What do you like most about being in college:  College has provided a more focused education in the career field in which I am most interested.  Along with enjoying classes and the interaction with students and teachers, I love the social atmosphere as well.

What has been the greatest challenge in college so far:   Most likely, the greatest challenge in pursuing a college degree is the fact that I'm on my own for the first time. I have been challenged with homesickness, which sometimes makes it hard to focus on studying. I've learned to manage my time in order to earn high grades and satisfactory results.

What advice would you offer to someone who is applying to be a Daniels Scholar:  To be honest, the Daniels Fund Scholarship was my last chance to attend college.  I had applied to numerous scholarships and was turned down by each and every one.  The Daniels Fund was the last scholarship for which I applied, and it was by far the one that held the same beliefs I have.  My advice for potential scholars is to never give up.  Even if it seems like there's no way you can achieve this goal, keep striving.  The scholarship committee will see that determination, and it will automatically place you above other candidates.  Never give up!