Daniels Fund Offers College Prep Program for Students with Financial Need
October 23, 2003
(Torrington, WY) The Wyoming office of the Daniels Fund is currently accepting applications from high school juniors across the state to participate in the Daniels College Prep Program. Home schooled students are also invited to apply. The program targets students with a demonstrated financial need who have a desire to go to college. Academic measures, such as grade point average or test scores are not a factor in accepting applicants. The program looks for students with leadership potential, maturity, strength of character, a well-rounded personality and the potential to give back to the community. Selected students will have the opportunity to attend college prep seminars at their local community college throughout the spring of their junior year. During the summer months, students will fulfill the college experience during a multi-day residential workshop on a college campus. The summer program offers students the opportunity to experience life as a college student; residing on campus, participating in writing classes and engaging in leadership development and service learning projects.
Programming will resume in the fall of their senior year with heavy focus on completing applications for scholarship and college admittance. A series of financial assistance workshops throughout the program will ensure students apply for scholarship and federal financial assistance opportunities.
This program is absolutely free to participants. Families are asked to support their students and are invited to participate in the seminars as often as possible. The deadline for application is October 31, 2003. Students may request an application from their local guidance counselor's office, or directly from the Daniels Fund office, toll free, at (866)-673-1987.