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

Shonnetta Henry

A Daniels Fund Impact Story

College Attended:
University of New Mexico
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 is having high moral standards, resilience, and goals.  It is dedicating yourself to a lifetime of self-improvement.

What do you like most about being in college?    The thing I love most about college is all of the opportunities to get to know yourself.  You learn many different things, but none more useful than the things you learn about yourself.

What has been the greatest challenge so far in college?    You would think the hardest part of college would be the classes, but it is not.  The hardest part is balancing all of the different aspects of college life, including homework, social activities, and what I like to call "me time".

What advice would you offer someone who is applying to become a Daniels Scholar?    For all of those who are applying to become a Daniels Scholar, My best advice is to be genuine and let your personality shine through.  Daniels Scholars have a certain unmistakable light.  Also, no one knows you better than you, so own your story, love it, and truly understand how it has impacted your life.