Chariah Daniels Named 2020-2021 Above And Beyond Scholar At PCC

06 April 2020

Pratt Community College is pleased to announce Chariah Daniels as a 2020-2021 Above and Beyond Honor Scholar. The Above and Beyond Honors Scholarship is the highest academic award available from PCC.
“This scholarship award means a lot to me,” said Daniels. “It means that I do not have to stress about paying for school, and it also means that I do not have to give my parents the burden of paying for school.” 
“The Above and Beyond Honors award provides full tuition and books plus a stipend of $500.00 per semester,” said Monette DePew, Interim Vice President of Instruction. “This is one of the best scholarships available anywhere and it is the highest award available from Pratt Community College.”
Daniels, of Wichita, will be a freshman this fall and will be working towards her degree in pre-engineering.
“I plan to go to Pratt and study pre-engineering, then go to a 4 year college and become a Mechanical Engineer,” said Daniels. “I also plan on playing basketball at Pratt and then moving on to a 4 year university.”
Daniels is currently a senior at Northeast Magnet H.S., where she is involved in National Honors Society, Law Magnet, and basketball. In basketball she is a team captain, 4 year letter earner, and received honorable mention her sophomore and junior years.
“This scholarship award will help me in many ways. For one, I can focus on my studies without having to worry about paying for school,” said Daniels. “It also will help me to be focused on being in a great basketball program. With this money I can solely focus on getting better at basketball and being a great teammate.”
Daniels also actively helps coordinate pep rallies, volunteers within her church, assists with the Fashionetta scholarship fundraiser event, Random Acts of Kindness and Red Ribbon Week activities.
During her high school career, Daniels has maintained an accumulative 3.86 grade point average and scored a 24 on her ACT.
To be eligible, the student must meet or exceed two of the three eligibility criteria: ACT composite score of 25 or higher, top 10 percent class rank and/ or have a 3.6 cumulative grade point average or higher. To learn more about this scholarship and others available at PCC visit