Daniels Fund announces 2019 Class of scholars


SAN LUIS VALLEY—The Daniels Fund has announced the names of 218 high school seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming whose exceptional character, leadership, and commitment to the community have earned them a place in the Daniels Scholarship Program.
The Daniels Scholars from the San Luis Valley are:
Jerimiah Rodriguez, Centauri High School
Amber Lynn Michel, Monte Vista High School
Approximately 1,850 students completed the application for the Daniels Scholarship Program this year. Of the 218 students selected as 2019 Daniels Scholars, 134 are from Colorado, 24 are from New Mexico, 33 are from Utah and 27 are from Wyoming.
“We’re excited to welcome these impressive young people into the family of Daniels Scholars,” 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, 4,168 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, $188 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 2020 are encouraged to visit DanielsFund.org 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 DanielsFund.org to learn more.


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