Semi-finalist Interviews Underway for Daniels Scholarship
After being nominated, candidates take part in an interview and selection process in the communities in which they live.Tuesday, March 29, 2011
More than 500 high school seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming who have demonstrated character, integrity, and leadership are taking part in community-based interviews in late March and early April as the final stage in the selection process for the 2011 Class of Daniels Scholars.
The 2011 Interview Committee Guide may be viewed at Daniels Fund Interview Guide.
To identify candidates for the scholarship, the Daniels Fund partners with high schools and youth serving agencies that nominate candidates for the Daniels Scholarship. After being nominated, candidates take part in an interview and selection process in the communities in which they live.
In establishing the Daniels Scholarship program, cable pioneer Bill Daniels was seeking promising students with who demonstrate strength of character, a well-rounded personality and a record of accomplishment in giving back to the community.
The Daniels Scholarship is not “full ride,” but is supplemental to all other financial resources, including an estimated family contribution, available to the student. By requiring students to apply for other readily available financial resources such as Pell Grants, the Daniels Fund is able to provide even more scholarships to deserving young people seeking to attend college.
After other financial aid resources have been applied, the Daniels Scholarship covers all required tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies and a variety of other miscellaneous expenses. Students also receive a laptop computer and a printer.
Bill Daniels, a cable pioneer known for his kindness and generosity to those in need, established the Daniels Fundto provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. When he died in the year 2000, his estate transferred to the Fund, making it one of the largest foundations in the Rocky Mountain West.