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

Miguel Favela

A Daniels Fund Impact Story

College Attended:
Bachelor of Accountancy
Scholarship Year:
How the Daniels Fund Scholarship has impacted my life:

Please describe what it means to you to be a Daniels Scholar:    In brief it means to have a high standard in education and to be a person of character who is willing to strive to become better. Also, one who does not give up and has the determination to get up when they have fallen.

What do you like most about being in college?    The independence, I would say, although it may also be a dangerous factor if not managed properly.  I personally like it because I am a busy man who has numerous responsibilities and not being tied down by a day by day school schedule helps me have flexibility.

What has been the greatest challenge so far in college?    Learning to be independent, like I said previously, if you are not cautious of how you manage the independence it can be dangerous. The dangerous part comes in when you forget to turn in an assignment or submit a test online and you get a zero. The teacher is not there to remind you so if you carelessly forget then that will damage your grade.

What advice would you offer someone who is applying to become a Daniels Scholar?    I would tell them Don't give up, don't procrastinate, and most importantly, do your very best, not the best that you do in class when you just want to get an  assignment done, but the best that you do when you are in a competition and there is a prize you really want to win.  Being a Daniels Scholar is a real prize that anyone who is willing to earn it will benefit greatly from, since they guide you and give you the means to get through college.  The important part is not so much that they help pay, but that they stick by your side till you graduate.