Illustrating the Daniels Fund's impact in the communities we serve

Nayeli Retana-Baeza

A Daniels Fund Impact Story

College Attended:
University of Denver
International Business and Accounting
Scholarship Year:
How the Daniels Fund Scholarship has impacted my life:

Please describe what it means to you to be a Daniels Scholar:    Being a Daniels scholar to me means hope.   This scholarship has given me hope that I will accomplish the goals that I have set for my future and hope for my community, that dreams can be achieved.

What do you like most about being in college?    My independence, I love feeling responsible for myself and like an adult.

What has been the greatest challenge so far in college?    Getting adjusted, it definitely is more demanding and the expectations are different. 

What advice would you offer someone who is applying to become a Daniels Scholar?    Work really hard and never give up. The hard work will pay off in one way or another.  You just have to keep trying!!!