Scholarships

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



Applicants must complete the 2018/2019 FAFSA before applying

To get scores in time to apply, applicants must take
the SAT or ACT on or before:
- SAT: November 4, 2017
- ACT: October 28, 2017

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
Daniels Scholarship Program PSA

Daniels Scholarship Program

Partner School Option

The Daniels Scholarship is a comprehensive college scholarship that pays toward the costs of tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and miscellaneous educational expenses. It is a "last dollar" scholarship, and therefore secondary to all other grants and scholarships awarded to the scholar. After considering the student's other scholarships, financial aid (federal, state, and institutional), and any work-study they accept, as well as their Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the Daniels Fund will pay toward the remaining costs of the scholar's education. The amount of the scholarship is unique to each Daniels Scholar, and can vary from year to year.

Partner School Option
The Daniels Fund has partnerships with 24 of the most commonly selected colleges and universities in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. If a scholar chooses to attend one of these institutions, the Daniels Scholarship will also cover their EFC. Scholars may attend any nonprofit accredited school in the country, but there is a financial advantage to attending a partner school, as the EFC can be significant and may vary each year.

A current list of partner schools is below.

Partner Schools



   Colorado partner schools


  • Adams State University
  • Colorado Christian University
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University – Fort Collins
  • Colorado State University – Pueblo
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Johnson & Wales University - Denver Campus
  • Regis University
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University

  New Mexico partner schools


  • Eastern New Mexico University
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • New Mexico State University
  • University of New Mexico

  Utah partner schools


  • University of Utah
  • Weber State University
  • Westminster College

  Wyoming partner schools


  • University of Wyoming