Danley’s Garages is a Chicago garage builder that has built over 100,000 garages in the Chicagoland area and suburbs since 1959. We build custom garages for homeowners with detached garages in need of replacement.

We want to hear about what values you appreciate the most in people in a 700+ word essay. We’re proud to offer this scholarship to a worthy student that best describes the topic.

Application Requirements

Start with an introduction about who you are, your background and what values you appreciate the most.

Acceptable essays will be between 700 and 1,000 words long that answer the question, “What value do you appreciate the most in people, and do you see that quality in yourself?

Dates: We are currently accepting submissions now through December 16th, 2022.

Each scholarship submission must also include: 

  • your mobile phone number
  • your home address
  • proof of enrollment to a college or university (this can include a digital scan of your unofficial transcript, letter from admissions or acceptance letter on a school letterhead)


To be eligible to participate in the Danley’s Garages Scholarship Contest you must be:

  • A legal U.S. resident
  • Currently enrolled in a college/university or will be enrolled in a college/university in 2022

How to Submit

All entries should be sent to scholarship@danleys.com.

Your e-mailed entry must be received by December 16th, 2022. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

How We’ll Pick a Winner

We will award the $1,000 scholarship to the qualified applicant that best answers the question, “What value do you appreciate the most in people, and do you see that quality in yourself?” Use between 700 and 1,000 words to describe the topic.

Notification of The Winner

We’ll notify the winner by phone, email and/or US Mail by January 7th, 2023.

Scholarship Distribution and Usage of Monies

The $1,000 scholarship will be paid directly to the winner’s school by January 20th, 2023.  The award winner understands that the usage of award monies will only be used for education-related purposes including tuition, books, etc.

Additional Information

All content and creative work submitted for the purposes of this scholarship will become the property of Danley’s Garages and may be reposted or displayed online or any other media channels including television or print without notification. Any email communications sent to Danley’s Garages or any of its agents or representatives will be retained.

By submitting an application for this scholarship, the applicant grants Danley’s Garages and any of its agents or representatives permission to post the applicants name, photo, essay entry on our website (www.danleysgarageworld.com) and any other marketing or communications including but not limited to print, online, television, social media and related websites. The winning applicant also agrees to assist Danley’s with any of the tasks mentioned above and/or any other promotional activities related to this scholarship.

Previous Scholarship Winners

Dennis Woelber

“I think it is important in today’s world that we lead a life full of respect for others’ differences and learn from each other. Your topic helped remind me of the importance of this. Thank you!” Dennis will be attending The College of St. Scholastica.

Alexxis Schwalier

“Analyzing qualities that I admire in others and myself is not a normal part of my routine day. It took thought and self-reflection, which resulted in me learning a lot about myself. Writing this essay made me appreciate things that I tend to take for granted.” Alexxis will be attending Washington State University this spring.

Emma Ackerman

“Reflecting on my past educators allowed me to fully appreciate the significance of Mr. Garza’s inspiration of my education and my character. I am beyond grateful for the educators that go above and beyond to help their students be successful inside and outside the classroom.” Emma will be attending Idaho State University this fall.

Suzanne Piitz

“I never thought twice about which teacher has inspired me the most. In 2019, Jenny Kocian came to East Butler and assumed the position of the FFA Advisor, as well as the Agriculture teacher. No matter what she did, she always pushed me out of my comfort zone throughout all of my contests, offices held, community service, and throughout my chapter. In return, she is what truly makes me so gear-driven, and has installed the ability in me to rise above the occasion no matter what the situation is at that time.” Suzanne will be attending Doane University this fall.

Terna Chagu

Terna attends Florida Institute of Technology and is excited to continue his education. Of the Danley’s essay topic, Terna said “It immediately stood out to me because I think teachers that do more than write notes and give assignments are really the reason that people go on to become great in life. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to write what my experience has been with someone that chose to go the extra mile with me.” Congratulations, Terna!

Perry Hamilton

Perry will be attending Eastern Michigan University next year and is excited to continue his education. Of the Danley’s essay topic, Perry said “The topic did a really good job of connecting to me emotionally and elevating my writing skills. It really helped motivate me to submit an outstanding essay.” Congratulations, Perry!

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