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March 30, 2020

Daniels Fund announces
2020 Class of Daniels Scholars

212 students selected for Daniels Scholarship Program

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The Daniels Fund has announced the names of 212 high school seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming who have earned a place in the Daniels Scholarship Program. Daniels Scholars are selected because they possess the exceptional character, leadership, commitment to the community, academic performance and promise, well-roundedness, and emotional maturity defined for the program by founder, Bill Daniels, and uphold the values that meant so much to him.

Approximately 2,265 students completed the application for the Daniels Scholarship Program. Of the 212 students selected as 2020 Daniels Scholars, 128 are from Colorado, 24 are from New Mexico, 28 are from Utah, and 32 are from Wyoming.

"We’re thrilled to welcome these impressive young people and can’t wait to see what they will do with this opportunity,” said Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “Our goal is to help each of these scholars succeed in college and ultimately become independent, successful in a rewarding career, and actively engaged in their community."

With this year’s announcement, 4,373 students have received the Daniels Scholarship. At any given time, nearly 1,000 Daniels Scholars are attending more than 200 colleges and universities throughout the United States. Since 2000, more than $204 million in scholarships has been awarded through the Daniels Scholarship Program.

Daniels Scholars may attend any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States. The program covers the educational expenses that remain after any other scholarships, financial aid, and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) have been applied. For students choosing to attend one of the Daniels Fund’s 25 partner schools, the EFC is also covered. A list of partner schools can be found here.

Motivated high school seniors graduating in 2021 are encouraged to visit this fall to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program.

About the Daniels Fund

The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit to learn more.
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