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May 5, 2014

Daniels Fund Announces 2014 Class of Daniels Scholars
244 students from four states receive scholarships

A list of recipients is posted here

DENVER – The Daniels Fund has announced the names of 244 high school graduates from Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah whose exceptional character, leadership, and commitment to the community have earned them a place in the Daniels Scholarship Program.

The 2014 class of Daniels Scholars includes 166 from Colorado, 39 from New Mexico, 23 from Wyoming, and 16 from Utah. The percentages of scholarships awarded in each state were established by Bill Daniels, founder of the Daniels Fund.

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. Students also receive a laptop computer.

“We provide Daniels Scholars with resources, encouragement, and support far beyond financial assistance to help them earn a four-year college degree,” explained Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “This includes personal and professional development, online tools, and networking opportunities to help them succeed and thrive in life.”

With this year’s announcement, 3,006 students have received the Daniels Scholarship. At any given time, there are nearly 1,000 Daniels Scholars attending more than 200 colleges and universities in 45 states. More than $108 million in scholarships have been awarded since 2000.

Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his kindness and generosity to those in need, established the Daniels Fund to provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah. His estate transferred to the Daniels Fund when he died in the year 2000, making it one of the largest foundations in the Rocky Mountain Region.

Motivated high school seniors graduating in 2015 are encouraged to visit to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program in the fall.

Media Contact: Debbie Pierce
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