Daniels Scholarship Program
The Daniels Scholarship Program seeks students who stand out for their character, leadership, and service. The program encompasses much more than just financial support. Students awarded the Daniels Scholarship become part of a family, and gain access to a support network designed to help them achieve success in college...and in life.
Students that become Daniels Scholars are chosen because they embody the traits and values Bill Daniels identified as hallmarks of the program. Daniels Scholars stand out because they demonstrate:
To be eligible to apply for the Daniels Scholarship Program, at the time of application students must be current high school seniors graduating during that academic year from a high school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. An applicant must be a current resident of one of these four states, and at the time of application, be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need, and meet other scholarship program requirements.
Each year, approximately 250 new Daniels Scholars are selected from among the thousands who apply. They go through a rigorous application, interview, and selection process. The reward of being selected is the opportunity to obtain a four-year college education at any nonprofit, accredited college or university in the United States — complete with financial and personal support throughout the college journey.
The Daniels Scholarship Program does not offer "full-ride" scholarships; instead, they are “last dollar” scholarships intended to cover the student's unmet financial need. The scholarship amount is determined after all other financial aid resources and an Expected Family Contribution (or "EFC") have been applied. Daniels Scholarships are intended to be used for the student’s required college expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and miscellaneous educational expenses.
The Daniels Scholarship Program requires serious and ongoing effort, dedication to honoring the program’s core principles of character, leadership, and service, and successfully meeting a wide range of program requirements.
Daniels Scholars gain access to personalized support, professional development, and a far-reaching network of like-minded individuals that continues long after graduation.
Getting into the Daniels Scholarship Program is a highly competitive process. High school seniors residing in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming who feel they embody the Daniels Scholarship Program’s desired characteristics are encouraged to apply.