Daniels Scholarship Program

October 18, 2024
Awards Available: 200

Scholarship Description

Daniels Scholars® are America’s next generation of leaders, persevering through life’s challenges and committed to making a difference in the world around them. They are independent and entrepreneurial thinkers who are proud of their country and their communities and work hard to improve them.


To be eligible for the Daniels Scholarship Program, students must meet the following requirements at the time of application:

  • Be a graduating high school senior
  • Be a resident of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Earn a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 in high school (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).
  • Meet financial eligibility requirements.


Daniels Scholars are selected because they embody the criteria Bill Daniels defined for the program:

  • Strength of character
  • Leadership potential
  • Commitment to serving their communities
  • Academic performance or promise
  • Well-rounded personality
  • Emotional maturity and stability

If you attend a partner school within the designated four-state region (Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming), the Daniels Scholarship and your university work together to cover your full cost of attendance! Otherwise, the amount is $7,500 annually for schools within 4-state region outside of partnership agreement.

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