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

Stephanie Gonzales

A Daniels Fund Impact Story

College Attended:
New Mexico State University
Scholarship Year:
How the Daniels Fund Scholarship has impacted my life:

Please describe what it means to you to be a Daniels Scholar:   To me, being a Daniels Scholar means having the strength to achieve all of your goals, no matter what hardships it takes to get there. A Daniels Scholar is of strong character with exceptional leadership skills. A Daniels Scholar carries oneself with integrity, reliability and innovation to make the world a better place.

What do you like most about being in college?    The thing that I like most about being in college is having the freedom to make my own decisions. I feel as if my decisions are leading me in the right direction towards my goals to succeed in life.

What has been the greatest challenge so far in college?   The greatest challenge for me has been balancing my time between classes, studying, friends, family and entertainment.

What advice would you offer someone who is applying to become a Daniels Scholar?    Believe in yourself, be confident and work harder than the person next to you!