Through the Daniel Community Scholars Program, the Daniel Foundation of Alabama funds Blackburn student projects to address the needs of Alabama communities.

Recent Returning Student Daniel Community Scholars Awards


  • The Carl Elliot Institute (Lead:  Patrick Dutton)


  • Alabama REACH (Lead: Bennett McGehee)
  • West End Health Project Expansion (Lead: Mae Crumbley)
  • Alabama Law School Prison Program (Lead: Tyler Thull)

Proposal Guidelines

Returning students may work on their own or in groups to submit proposals that fulfill the Returning Student Proposal Guidelines. The guidelines provide fall and spring semester timelines and required content for a successful proposal.

Proposals are reviewed by a panel of Advisory Board members, Fellows, and university staff members in the fall or spring semester. Selected projects must be completed within a two-year period and prior to the graduation of the project lead.