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. 2024 applications are due April 30. Essays and letters may be emailed to or mailed to the Day Dreams Foundation office at 1 E BROADWAY STE C, 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

2022 — Robert Lee, Truman State University

2023 — A’Taliya Bass, Stephens College

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