The Daniels Fund has announced the names of 226 high school seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming whose exceptional character, leadership and commitment to the community have earned them a place in the Daniels Scholarship Program.
Recipients include Noah La Vau, Cedaredge High School, and Cruz Arias and Wade Ebert, Delta High School.
More than 2,200 students applied for the Daniels Scholarship Program this year. Of the 226 students selected as 2016 Daniels Scholars, 146 are from Colorado, 30 are from New Mexico, 30 are from Utah, and 20 are from Wyoming.
Daniels Scholars may attend any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States, and the program covers the expenses that remain after all other scholarships and financial aid have been applied.
"We provide Daniels Scholars with resources, encouragement and support far beyond financial assistance to help them earn a four-year college degree," explained Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. "This includes personal and professional development, a laptop computer, online tools, and networking opportunities to help them succeed in college and beyond."
With this year's announcement, nearly 3,500 students have received the Daniels Scholarship. At any given time, nearly 1,000 Daniels Scholars are attending more than 200 colleges and universities throughout the United States. Since 2000, more than $138 million in scholarships have been awarded through the Daniels Scholarship Program.
Motivated high school seniors graduating in 2017 are encouraged to visit DanielsFund.org this fall to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program.
The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program and ethics initiative. Visit Daniels
Fund.org to learn more.