Daniels Fund Scholarship

 

Daniels Fund Scholarship

 The Daniels Fund Scholarship was created by Bill Daniels who believed in the value of a college education.  This scholarship seeks students who are described by Bill Daniels as “diamonds in the rough”.  Mr. Daniels wanted to seek out students with a clear financial need, but who may not necessarily be at the top of their class.  This Scholarship is for students who may not have been sought out by other scholarship programs, but who show potential to be successful in college, to become leaders, and to impact their community.

To be eligible to apply for the Daniels Scholarship, students must:
 
  • Contact the County 4-H Agent or staff to express interest in the Daniels Scholarship. The County Agent will make nominations to the State 4-H Office.
  • Be on track to graduate from high school in 2011.
  • Be eligible to receive federal financial aid (a US citizen or a qualified non-citizen as defined and permitted under federal law).
  • Demonstrate financial need – In general, an average family of four, with one child in college, and a family income of $50,000 or less. 
  • Be “college-ready”
    • Take the ACT or SAT and achieve an exam composite of 17 or higher (ACT) or 810 or higher, combined math and verbal (SAT)
    • Apply to at least three colleges, with at least two being in-state
    • Apply for at least three other scholarships, in addition to the Daniels scholarship
  • Demonstrate “Daniels Scholar” characteristics
    • Academic performance or promise
    • Strength of character
    • Leadership potential, emotional maturity, and stability
    • Well-rounded personality, abilities, and broad interests
    • The potential to contribute to one’s community later in life

 Please contact your county office and visit http://www.danielsfund.org/Scholarships/index.asp for more information.