(Courtesy Daniels Scholarship)

The Daniels Fund has launched the application process for Daniels Scholarships to be awarded in spring 2011. High school seniors in Utah should ask their high school counselors for information or visit www.danielsfund.org. The deadline to apply is Nov. 30, 2010.

In establishing the Daniels Fund, cable pioneer Bill Daniels directed the Daniels Scholarship program to seek out promising students with financial need whose academic performance may not necessarily reflect their potential, but who demonstrate strength of character, academic performance or promise, leadership potential, a well-rounded personality and potential to contribute to one’s community.

To be eligible to apply a student must be a current high school student with an expected graduation during the 2010-2011 academic school year. Students must be nominated by a designated Referral Agency – high schools and youth serving agencies that have been selected to participate in the Daniels Scholarship nomination process.

The Daniels Scholarship is not “full ride,” but is supplemental to all other financial aid resources available to the student. The scholarship amount is determined after all other financial aid sources and an Expected Family Contribution have been applied.

Scholarships cover all or part of a student’s required college expenses (i.e. tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and miscellaneous educational expenses).

Bill Daniels, who owned the ABA Utah Stars, established the Daniels Fund to operate the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program and the Daniels Fund Grants Program in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Visit www.danielsfund.org for more information.