Updates and News from the Daniels Fund.

2013 Class of Daniels Scholars to be announced April 24

Students who demonstrate character, leadership, service to be awarded Daniels Scholarship

Monday, April 22, 2013

The names of the 2013 Class of Daniels Scholars are linked from this page above the photo below.  For convenience, the scholars are listed according to their home state.

Nearly 3,000 students applied for the Daniels Scholarship Program this year. Each and every one demonstrated outstanding qualities identified for the program. All applicants were mailed notification on April 22 letting them know whether or not they received the Daniels Scholarship. All of us at the Daniels Fund offer heartfelt congratulations to those who will become Daniels Scholars this year. We wish it was possible to award scholarships to all of our impressive candidates. To all who applied  thank you and we wish you every success in college…and in life.

Colorado Scholars    |    Utah Scholars    |    Wyoming Scholars    |    New Mexico Scholars

This week, the Daniels Fund will announce the names of 250 high school seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming whose exceptional character, leadership, and commitment to giving back to the community have earned them a Daniels Scholarship.

A small group of semifinalists were surprised with news they had received the Daniels Scholarship on the floor of the Colorado House of Representatives at the State Capitol on the morning of April 22 following the reading of a Resolution by Rep. Dominick Moreno – a graduated Daniels Scholar – recognizing the outstanding efforts of the nearly 3,000 candidates for the Daniels Scholarship this year.

“As a Daniels Scholar myself, I am delighted to share with you that you are no longer Semifinalists and that each and every one of you is now a Daniels Scholar,” Rep. Moreno told the students gathered on the floor of the Colorado House.  The students and their adult supporters erupted into the applause and were congratulated by House members.

The Daniels Scholarship Program is among the most comprehensive in the nation, packaging its college scholarship with resources, support, training, and connections that prepare Daniels Scholars to graduate ready to win in the real world.

Daniels Scholars may attend any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States. The Daniels Scholarship Program covers tuition and fees, room and board, books, and miscellaneous educational expenses.

Beyond that, however, are the valuable additional resources devoted to producing graduates that are well-versed technically and proficient in areas such as ethics and integrity, proper conduct, meeting obligations, and giving back.

Daniels Scholars benefit from tools like a series of custom online Enrichment Modules that provide training and guidance from top business and community leaders in subjects that range from Internships to Civic Engagement to Work Ethic.

The Daniels Fund worked with employers of all sizes and across many industries to identify the attributes they seek most, and now Daniels Scholars are finding internships and job offers at levels far beyond what other graduating college students can expect.

With this year’s announcement, more than 2,762 students have received the Daniels Scholarship. Since it is a four-year scholarship, there are approximately 1,000 Daniels Scholars attending some 214 colleges and universities in 44 states at any time.

Each year, the Daniels Fund awards more than $13 million in funding through the Daniels Scholarship Program. More than $95 million in scholarships have been awarded since the program was launched in the year 2,000.

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, Utah and Wyoming. His estate transferred to the Daniels Fund when he died in the year 2,000, making it one of the largest foundations in the Rocky Mountain Region. Visit www.danielsfund.orgfor more information.