The Daniels Scholarship Program provides college-bound high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming with 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 their journey. Selected students are offered resources, encouragement, and inspiration far beyond the financial assistance needed to earn a college degree. The goal is to help each Daniels Scholar succeed in college and ultimately become independent, successful in a rewarding career, and actively engaged in their community.
The four-year, annually-renewable college scholarship is a “last dollar” scholarship designed to cover the unmet needs of the student after all other financial aid resources and the expected family contribution have been applied. Students choosing to attend one of twenty-four partner schools in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming will have their expected family contribution covered in addition. (A complete list of partner schools can be found here.)
To be eligible, students must be a current high school senior who graduates during the 2017-18 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.; and have an SAT math score of at least 470 and an evidence-based reading and writing score of at least 450, or ACT scores of at least 17 in each category (Math, English, Reading, and Science). Super-scoring is not accepted.
See the Daniels Fund website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.