Updates and News from the Daniels Fund.


May 30, 2014

244 Daniels Scholars from 4 states prepare for college at
SHIFT- Scholars Heading Into the Future Together

DENVER — On June 13-15, the new class of 2014 Daniels Scholars – 244 students from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming – will convene at the University of Denver for Scholars Heading Into the Future Together (SHIFT), a program designed to prepare incoming scholars for success in college and the future.

SHIFT is an action-packed orientation for Daniels Scholars that includes classes and activities to prepare them for college, college-life, business, community, and much more. As well, this weekend fosters camaraderie amongst the new scholars, many of whom are the first in their family to attend college.

Presentations and activities will range from Professional and Dining Etiquette to The Fine Art of Small Talk to Chasing Authentic Success. The students will gain access to their Daniels Scholar Portal, as well as to their College Grad Plan, an online program that helps keep them on track to graduate in four years.

Saturday night, June 14, the scholars will be formally introduced at a spectacular Celebration Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Denver – emceed by Channel 7’s Anne Trujillo, with comments by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, and a keynote presentation by Jim Nicholson. More than 600 scholars, family members, and community leaders will attend the Celebration.

Daniels Scholars are selected based on their exceptional character, motivation and drive, leadership qualities, passion to succeed, and commitment to give back to their communities. Daniels Scholarships are not full-ride, but cover the unmet needs of the student after all other financial aid sources have been applied. The four-year scholarship allows students to attend any nonprofit college or university in the United States.

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.

Cable television pioneer Bill Daniels founded the Daniels Fund to provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. His estate transferred to the Daniels Fund when he died in 2000, making it one of the largest foundations in the Rocky Mountain West. Visit for more information.

Media Contact: Debbie Pierce
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