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Daniels Fund Announces 2011 Class of Daniels Scholars

The Daniels Fund surprised a small group of students on April 21 with news that they had been named recipients of the Daniels Scholarship. A video of the surprise announcement is posted at the bottom of this page.

Congratulations to the new 2011 Class of Daniels Scholars (listed below, by state):
New Mexico

Daniels Fund Announces 2011 Class of Daniels Scholars

April 21, 2011 –267 high school seniors who have demonstrated strong character and a determination to succeed in life have been named Daniels Scholars and will receive funding to attend the college or university of their choice, it was announced today by Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund.

“These are promising and motivated students who have demonstrated strong character, leadership, and a commitment to community service,” explained Childears. “They are outstanding young people and the Daniels Fund is proud to partner with them as they fulfill their dreams of attending college,” she said.

The group of new Daniels Scholars includes approximately 184 from Colorado, 43 from New Mexico, 16 from Utah, and 24 from Wyoming. The names will be posted on the Daniels Fund website on Monday, April 25.

To identify candidates for the scholarship, the Daniels Fund partners with high schools, youth serving agencies and college prep providers that nominate candidates for the Daniels Scholarship. After being nominated, candidates take part in an interview and selection process in the communities in which they live.

In establishing the Daniels Scholarship program, cable pioneer Bill Daniels was seeking promising students who demonstrate strength of character, leadership, and a record of accomplishment in giving back to the community.

The Daniels Scholarship is not “full ride,” but is supplemental to all other financial resources, including an estimated family contribution, available to the student. By requiring students to apply for other financial resources such as Pell Grants, the Daniels Fund is able to provide even more scholarships to deserving young people seeking to attend college.

Bill Daniels, a prominent business leader 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. Visit
www.danielsfund.orgfor more information.