Daniels Fund Scholarship Program is a “supplemental scholarship”. This means that the Daniels Fund will help the student financially together with the student’s family, other education institutions, and state financial aid resources. The grant is comprised of the Daniel Scholarship for deserving high school students with financial need to obtain college education and the Daniels Opportunity Scholarship for two- and four-year colleges and universities. This grant is intended for non-traditional students like GED recipients, youth from foster care, juvenile justice program, adults returning to college, returning military and medical service providers.
Bill Daniels is a naval fighter pilot, cable TV system owner, a highly-respected humanitarian and a philanthropist. He was born in Greeley, Colorado in 1920. He believed that successful and fortunate people are responsible for helping those in need because the strength of a community depends on all of its citizens. In line with that, Bill wanted to promote the value of learning that is based on integrity, ethics, and people skills that leads to the formation of the Daniels Fund in 1997 that offers grants to qualified students.
How to be eligible in applying for the Daniel scholarship program? According to danielsfund.org, students must pass all these qualifications:
¬ Be nominated by a designated Referral Agency
¬ Be a current resident of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming
¬ Be a current high school student in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, with an expected graduation during the 2010-2011 academic school year
¬ At the time of application, be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident of the U.S., or have refugee or asylum status in the U.S.
¬ Demonstrate financial need
¬ Take the ACT by October 24, 2010and achieve an exam composite score of 17 or higher, or take the SAT by October 9, 2010 and achieve a combined math and verbal score of 830 or higher
These referral agencies are the selected high school and youth serving organizations that will help in nominating qualified individuals. In Colorado, all high schools are qualified to be a Referral Agency.
Calculation and evaluation of the student’s financial needs can be determined by many factors, but the most critical is the Estimated Family Contribution (ECF). This refers to how much the applicant’s family can pay for his or her college education. If the student’s family clearly showed that they could hardly pay his or her education, the more chances that the applicant will be granted.
Bill had helped many people reached their dreams. You can be one of them too.