Daniels Fund

Honoring Bill Daniels' direction to make life better for the people
and communities of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming


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   1     Who can apply for the Daniels Scholarship?

   2     Where can the Daniels Scholarship be used?  

   3     What is a Recommender?

   4     How will I receive the info I need to go online to prepare and submit a recommendation? 

   5     How do I change my user ID or password?

   6     How do I submit a recommendation for an applicant?

   7     What if I need to complete a recommendation for more than one student?

   8     What makes a complete application?

   9     What happens after the application deadline?

  10    How will a student know the status of their application?

  11    How do I know the status of my recommendation?

  12    Submitting your recommendation

  13    Editing a submitted recommendation
 



If you have questions about the Daniels Scholarship or need help with the recommendation process, please contact the Daniels Fund:

(303) 393-7220 or
(877) 441-3139 toll free


We sincerely thank you for helping to make the Daniels Scholarship and our new open application process a success!

   1     Who can apply for the Daniels Scholarship?

To be eligible to apply for a Daniels Scholarship, students must satisfy all of the following:

  • Be a current high school student expecting to graduate during the 2012-2013 academic school year from any high school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming
  • Be a current resident of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming
  • At the time of application, be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Take the ACT by October 31, 2012 and achieve an exam composite score of 17 or higher or take the SAT by October 1, 2012 and achieve a combined math and critical reading score of 830 or higher

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   2     Where can the Daniels Scholarship be used?
 
Daniels Scholarships may be used at any two- or four-year nonprofit accredited college or university in the United States. Students must intend to complete a bachelor’s degree. If students start at a two-year college, they must pursue an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree with an intended path to earn a bachelor’s degree. Daniels Scholarships may not be used at technical or trade schools or for participation in certificate programs. If students have questions, they may contact the Daniels Fund for clarification.

The Daniels Fund strongly encourages students to apply to college by the end of December 2012. Please note that the Daniels Scholarship can only be used at one of the schools listed in your Daniels Scholarship application. In other words, students may not apply to a new school once they have been awarded a Daniels Scholarship.
 

   3     What is a Recommender?
 
A Recommender is an individual who has agreed to complete an online recommendation for a Daniels Scholarship applicant. Recommenders should be able to provide candid, detailed responses that offer insight about the applicant based upon the scholarship eligibility and selection criteria. Each student applicant must have two Recommenders.
 
A Recommender must be at least 21 years of age and cannot be related to the applicant. Recommendations carry considerable influence in the evaluation process, and any application missing one or both recommendations are considered incomplete and will not continue in the selection process. Therefore, it is impertive that Recommenders submit their recommendations before the November 29, 2012 deadline.
 

   4     How will I receive the info I need to go online to prepare and submit a recommendation?
 
You will receive an e-mail with login instructions immediately after the student has identified you as a Recommender and has entered your name and e-mail address in their online application. The applicant is responsible for entering your correct e-mail address. The message we send to you will include a special link to the registration page. Once registered, you will be given access to complete the applicant's recommendation online.

   5     How do I change my user ID or password?
 
Your user ID is the e-mail address entered for you by the student applicant. It is your unique identifier and it cannot be changed. If you have forgotten your password, go to the login page and click Forgot Password. Enter your user ID (your e-mail address) and click Submit. You will be redirected to a password retrieval page. 
 
An e-mail will be sent to you with a verification code. Copy and paste the code into the Verification Code field on the password retrieval page and click Submit. You will be redirected to the password reset page. Enter a new password in both the Password and Password Confirmation fields and click Submit.

   6     How do I submit an recommendation for an applicant?
 
  • If you have not done so already, make sure you click the link in the e-mail instructions we sent to you. This link will associate your applicant's online application with your recommendation.
  • Login to the system with your user ID (your e-mail address) and password.
  • Follow the on screen instructions. Select the student for whom you would like to complete a recommendation from the column on the left and follow the instructions provided. Once you are satisfied all information is complete, click Submit.
  • You will know your part is done when you see the student’s recommendation status change to “Submitted”.
  • If you have multiple student applicants to recommend, you may continue with the next recommendation — now or later — by clicking the name of the next student applicant.


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   7     What if I need to complete a recommendation for more than one student?

As our goal is to have one user ID per unique user, you should provide the same e-mail address to each student you are recommending, which the student will enter when they identify you as a Recommender in their application. If multiple students enter your e-mail address and it already exists in the system, you will be automatically linked to each applicant. You will receive an individual e-mail regarding each applicant who listed you as a Recommender. Your user ID, however, will remain the same in each subsequent message. Once logged in, you will see a list of all of the applicants listing you as a Recommender.

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   8     What makes a complete application?

  • A submitted online application
  • Two submitted online recommendations


Applications will be incomplete if any of the components are missing by the deadline. Incomplete applications will not move on in the scholarship selection process.

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   9     What happens after the application deadline?
 
Applicants will be notified of their status by the end of January 2013. Students who become Semifinalists must provide the following documents by March 1, 2013, and we ask that you assist in this process if necessary:
 
  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • Copies of ACT and/or SAT exam results
  • Copies of 2012 income tax information (please note the family will need to take the necessary action to complete 2012 tax returns in order for us to receive copies by March 1, 2013)
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • Other documents as requested


Final awards will be announced in April 2013.


  10    How will a student know the status of their application?

Applicants will be able view the status of their application and recommendations by clicking the Status tab in the Daniels Scholarship online application.

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  11    How do I know the status of my recommendation?
 
Using the e-mail link we originally sent to you, you may return and login to see the status of your recommendation by clicking on the Status tab.
 

  12    Submitting your recommendation
 
You will be able to work on your recommendation from September 17, 2012 until 4:00 PM on November 29, 2012. While you are not required to complete a recommendation all at once, you will only be able to submit the recommendation once all required information has been provided. When you are done with the recommendation, click the Submit button. Please note, clicking the Submit button is the final step in completing your recommendation.
 

  13    Editing a submitted recommendation

The need may arise for you to edit your submitted recommendation. Edits will be allowed until the November 29, 2012 deadline. You can re-open your recommendation by making a change to any field. When you re-open and make edits to an already submitted recommendation, you will need to click the Submit button again to save your changes. Edits will not be accepted after 4:00 PM on November 29. Please note, your recommendation will have a status of “In Progress” until you click the Submit button again.

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