College-bound high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming are being encouraged by the Daniels Fund to apply for the Daniels Scholarship Program.
The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private foundation that serves Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through a grants program, a scholarship program, and an ethics initiative.
The application will be open from October 1 through November 15, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. MST.
“Bill Daniels would also want his scholars to be proud Americans who value our free enterprise system and are prepared to give the world their very best shot,” a statement from the Daniels fund said Thursday afternoon. “The goal of the program 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 Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year college scholarship that is unique to each student and varies depending on their Expected Family Contribution and their choice of school. The scholarship pays up to $25,000 per year toward the student’s unmet need, after applying their EFC, other scholarships, and financial aid.
Daniels Scholars may attend any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States.
The following scholar eligibility requirements have been provided by the Daniels Fund:
Be a current high school senior graduating during the 2020-2021 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.
Earn a minimum 3.0 high school GPA (on an unweighted 4.0 scale).
Earn a minimum SAT Math score of 490 and a minimum Evidence-Based Reading & Writing score of 490, or a minimum ACT score of 18 in each category (writing score not required). Super scoring is not accepted.
The applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must have an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $85,000 or less on the 2019 tax return on which the applicant appears. For claimed dependents beyond the applicant, there is an allowance for an additional $5,000 for each dependent or $15,000 for each additional dependent in college full-time.The Daniels Fund written statement sent to media October 1, 2020
The Daniels Scholarship Program has provided more than $204 million in scholarships to over 4,350 students since the program was launched in 2000.