Through the Blackburn Institute’s Daniel Community Scholars Program, the Daniel Foundation of Alabama funds Blackburn student and Fellow projects to address the needs of Alabama communities. The new class of students has one project funded each year and there are opportunities for additional project funding for returning students and Fellows.

Examples of previous projects include the formation of an after-school reading program for at-risk children, the implementation of the first high school debate team in Tuscaloosa, the creation of an organization uniting interfaith as well as interdenominational ministers in the area to address healthcare concerns, the development of Hispanic JumpStart within Tuscaloosa, the implementation of peer mediation within Holt High School, and several programs related to tornado relief.

  • 2019 Fellow Project – Build UP (Proposal)
  • 2019 Fellow Project – Mission Reconcile (Proposal)
  • 2018 Class Project – West Alabama Ready to Work Initiative (Proposal) (Poster)
  • 2017 Class Project – Project SMILE! (Proposal) (Poster) (Final Product)
  • 2016 Class Project – Holt Community Gardens (Proposal) (Poster)
  • 2015 Class Projects – FAFSA FunFest and Tuscaloosa Accessible Playground
  • 2015 Fellow Project – Heirloom Harvest
  • 2014 Class Project – The Greener Tide Project
  • 2013 Class Project – West End Health Project (WEHP)

To learn more about submitting a project for consideration, including for the Resident Daniel Community Scholars Program, click on one of the links below to download the guidelines: