October 3, 2016
High school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming encouraged to apply for Daniels Scholarship
DENVER – Motivated college-bound high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming are encouraged to visit DanielsFund.org to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program. The application deadline is November 30, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. MST.
"In establishing the Daniels Scholarship Program, cable television pioneer Bill Daniels wanted to seek outstanding young people who possess tremendous strength of character, the passion to succeed, a willingness to work hard, and a commitment to giving back to the community," explained Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund.
The Daniels Scholarship Program provides the opportunity to obtain a college education at any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States, complete with financial and personal support throughout the journey. Selected scholars are offered resources, encouragement, and inspiration far beyond the financial assistance needed to earn a college degree. The goal is not only to help Daniels Scholars succeed in college, but to ensure that they thrive beyond their years in college.
This four-year, annually-renewable college scholarship is a "last dollar" scholarship which covers the unmet need of the student after all other financial aid resources and their Expected Family Contribution have been applied.
For students choosing to attend one of 24 partner schools in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming, their Expected Family Contribution will be covered in addition. A complete list of partner schools can be found at DanielsFund.org/Scholarships/PartnerSchools.asp.
To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, students must demonstrate financial need and:
- Be a current high school senior graduating during the 2016-2017 academic year from a high school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming.
- Be a current resident of one of these four states and a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
- Earn ACT scores of at least 17 in each category (Math, English, Reading, Science); or an SAT math score of at least 400 and critical reading score of at least 440. Writing scores are not required. All test scores must come from a single test. Super-scoring is not accepted.
The Daniels Scholarship Program has provided more than $138 million in scholarships to nearly 3,500 students since the program was launched in 2000.
The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit DanielsFund.org.
Media Contact: Bruce Wilmsen