Jenny Bradley College Scholarship

The Day Dreams Foundation Jenny Bradley College Scholarship is awarded each year to a high school senior in Columbia that has been impacted by extracurriculars. The scholarship is named for Jenny Bradley, a pre-school teacher and the mother of Day Dreams Foundation Founder, Joe Bradley.


    • One $1,000 scholarship (paid out as $500 each semester)
    • Scholarship may be renewed for seven more consecutive semesters, for a total of eight semesters.  If you have to withdraw from school for a semester, you will be eligible to renew your scholarship the next semester, however the $500 from the semester you were not in classes will not be applied to future semesters.
  • Must maintain a 2.5 semester GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.


  • Columbia, Missouri high school senior
  • Must have participated in an extracurricular in high school for at least two years
  • Accepted into two or four-year college/university (verification required)
  • Applicants with financial need and those involved in volunteer work will be given strong consideration


  • Complete online application
  • 250-word minimum essay answering the following prompt: How have you been positively impacted by your participation in extracurricular activities and how do you think those activities have prepared you for your future?
  • One or two letters of recommendation from a non-family member


Apply online HERE. 2022 applications are due April 28. Essays and letters may be emailed to or mailed to the Day Dreams Foundation office at 200 E. Walnut St. #4, Columbia, MO 65203.


If you would like to make a donation to the college scholarship fund, please CLICK HERE.


2016 — Jazmyn Youngblood, Battle High School, Columbia College

2017 — Ben Peng, Battle High School, Westminster College

2019 — Tyler Wilson, Central Methodist University

2021 — Roy Ford, University of North Carolina School of the Arts

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