College scholarships for young people of exceptional character and non-traditional students through two distinct programs

Apply Yourself

Application Period:
October 1 - November 15, 2019
Deadline: 4:00 p.m. MST

Students who demonstrate the qualities Bill Daniels identified for the program, and who meet the eligibility requirements, are encouraged to register and submit an application. Click here for these details and more information on the Daniels Scholarship Program.

The online application will be accessible from the Daniels Fund website beginning October 1, 2019.

How to apply?

  • Applying for the Daniels Scholarship Program will take time, and cannot be completed last minute. Students are encouraged to register, gather the documents they will need to apply, and identify a reliable recommender as early as possible.
  • The application does not need to be completed in one session; it can be saved and resumed. However, the complete application with supporting documents and the recommendation must be submitted before the deadline.
  • To get scores in time to apply, applicants must take the SAT on or before November 2, 2019 or the ACT on or before October 26, 2019.

Scholarship process flow chart


  • The first step in the process is to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA at (accessible starting October 1, 2019).
  • According to the FAFSA website, if submitted online, students should be able to access their Student Aid Report (SAR) 3-5 days after completing the FAFSA.
  • The SAR indicates the student's Expected Family Contribution or "EFC".

Eligibility Questionnaire

  • The next step is to complete the Daniels Fund's Eligibility Questionnaire, which will determine a student’s financial and general eligibility and whether or not they can proceed to the application.
  • This step requires the EFC from the Student Aid Report (SAR) and additional financial information from the applicant and his/her parent(s) or legal guardian(s).


  • As part of the application, students must obtain a recommendation from a representative at their high school (principal, teacher, guidance counselor, coach, etc.).
  • Recommenders must be at least 21 years of age and cannot be related to the applicant.
  • Recommenders will be required to complete a confidential recommendation through the Daniels Fund's online application system.
  • Recommenders will receive instructions and login credentials via email immediately when the student designates them as the recommender on their application.
  • An application without a recommendation will not be considered, so students must ensure their recommender meets the submission deadline.

Submit Application

  • Applications and recommendations must be completed and submitted online at through the application website between October 1 and November 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm MST.
  • Late, mailed, faxed, or emailed submissions will not be accepted.

Learn more by watching the
Daniels Scholarship Program
& Application Information Video
Daniels Scholarship Program Overview

Daniels Scholar Video Profiles
Gabriela Arias
Marlon Peoples
Renae Bruning
Derek Patton
Sally Ho
Dominick Moreno
Anh Tu Chacon
Gary Stecklein
Nubia Madrid

Daniels Scholarship Program Trailer

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