Six Delta County high school seniors who have demonstrated strong character and a determination to succeed in life have been named Daniels Scholars and will receive funding to attend the college or university of their choice, Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund announced Tuesday.
The local recipients include Cedaredge High School students Ashley Waddington and Cody Wieben, Delta High School students Jacob Ames, Brendan Kortz and Conor Laws, and Hotchkiss High School senior Jordan Belew.
"These are promising and motivated students who have demonstrated strong character, leadership, and a commitment to community service," explained Childears. "They are outstanding young people and the Daniels Fund is proud to partner with them as they fulfill their dreams of attending college," she said.
The group of new Daniels Scholars includes 181 from Colorado, 38 from New Mexico, 15 from Utah, and 24 from Wyoming.
To identify candidates for the scholarship, the Daniels Fund partners with high schools, youth serving agencies and college prep providers that nominate candidates for the Daniels Scholarship. After being nominated, candidates take part in an interview and selection process in the communities in which they live.
In establishing the Daniels Scholarship program, cable pioneer Bill Daniels was seeking promising students who demonstrate strength of character, leadership, and a record of accomplishment in giving back to the community.
The Daniels Scholarship is not "full ride," but is supplemental to all other financial aid resources, including Pell Grants, available to the student. After other financial resources have been applied, the Daniels Scholarship covers all required tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies and a variety of other miscellaneous expenses. Students also receive a laptop computer and a printer.
Bill Daniels, a prominent business leader known for his kindness and generosity to those in need, established the Daniels Fund to provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Visit www.danielsfund.org for more information.blog comments powered by Disqus