ORU Students Named Daniels Scholars

ORU Students Named Daniels ScholarsOral Roberts University students Nicole Williams, Decklyn Nelson, Darrell Walker and Shawn Dieckman were named Daniels Scholars by the Daniel Scholarship Program.The four recipients were among 250 students chosen from thousands of applicants for their strength of character, passion to succeed, work ethic and volunteer activities.

Applicants go through rigorous interviews during the selection process. Those chosen receive scholarship money to cover unmet needs after financial aid sources and the expected family contribution have been applied.

“ORU’s whole person education has consistently attracted the best students from around the world,” said Vice President for Enrollment Management Nancy Brainard. “We are proud that these four students were publicly honored for their character, leadership skills and service.”

The Daniels Scholarship Program was founded by entrepreneur Bill Daniels as a way to invest in the lives of outstanding young people from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Scholarship recipients also participate in a Daniels Scholarship Enrichment Program, which consists of workshops led by local and national experts on topics such as ethics, character, patriotism, civics, free enterprise, entrepreneurship, leadership, critical thinking and etiquette.

ORU plans to apply for a grant to fund a Daniels Scholar Success Program that would create a sense of connectedness between scholars, the university and the Daniels Scholarship Program.

The above story was written by Lacey Russ.