Daniel’s Fund official shares scholarship news with West students

Megan Battleson, Staff Writer

On Monday, October 9, about 60 students were invited to the library during second hour to learn about a life-changing scholarship opportunity.

Luke Carleo, a community outreach officer with the Daniel’s Fund organization, gave a presentation to 20 of the top seniors, juniors, and sophomores with the highest grade point averages.

Carleo gave an overview of the program, including a brief biography of the founder and the incorporation of his ideals into the values of the organization. The presentation also highlighted the benefits that the program can offer both financially and post- graduation, and explained the attributes the foundation values in applicants.

Carleo emphasized that unlike several other scholarships, Daniel’s Fund does not have a heavy emphasis on students’ grade point averages, rather it examines character, leadership, and the drive to give back to the community. This scholarship opportunity is an important reminder that “there are great scholarships, not only for 4.0 kids,” said counselor Marlene Rich.

Carleo also presented to the junior AVID class during third hour, following his presentation in the library.