Colton Ensley of Cedaredge and Kati Evans of Hotchkiss have been named 2013 Daniels Scholars. They are among the 256 high school seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming whose exceptional character, leadership, and commitment to giving back to the community have earned them a place in the Daniels Scholarship Program.
"We provide Daniels Scholars with resources, encouragement, and support far beyond financial assistance to help them earn a college degree," explained Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. "We provide personal and professional development through leadership programs, and networking opportunities to help them succeed and thrive in life."
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. Funding covers all or part of a student's required college expenses such as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other educational expenses. Students also receive a laptop computer.
The new class of Daniels Scholars includes 177 from Colorado, 42 from New Mexico, 16 from Utah and 21 from Wyoming. The percentages of scholarships awarded in each state were established by Bill Daniels, founder of the Daniels Fund.
Each year, the Daniels Fund awards more than $13 million in funding through the Daniels Scholarship Program. More than $95 million in scholarships have been awarded since the program was launched in the year 2000. The funding received by each Daniels Scholar varies depending on the college or university they attend.
"We set high expectations and emphasize personal accountability for our Daniels Scholars," continued Childears. "This year's recipients will be welcomed into a community of like-minded peers united in their commitment to character, leadership and service."
Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his kindness and generosity to those in need, established the Daniels Fund. His estate transferred to the Daniels Fund when he died in 2000, making it one of the largest foundations in the Rocky Mountain region.
Seniors graduating in 2014 are encouraged to visit the Daniels Fund website between mid-September and late-November 2013 to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program. Visit www.DanielsFund.org for more information.blog comments powered by Disqus