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Six District 6 Students Named Daniels Scholars



Six District 6 students named Daniels Scholars


Six Greeley-Evans School District 6 seniors who will graduate in May have been notified they will receive the prestigious Daniels Scholarship.


Paid for through the Daniels Fund, a private foundation started by entrepreneur and cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, these scholarships cover four years of tuition and fees, room and board, books and miscellaneous educational expenses for scholars who attend any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States.


Three of this year’s winners are from Northridge High School, the school with the highest overall number of Daniel’s Fund scholars since the inception of the program. The District 6 Daniels Scholarship recipients for 2019 are:


          ·        Abigail Joyce Hubbard, Early College Academy

·       Darling Michelle Perez Ramos, Greeley Central High School

·       Ashton Marcus Kerwin, Northridge High School

·       Tomas Gabriel Martinez, Northridge High School

·       Daniel Rodriguez, Northridge High School

·       Samantha Ruby Montalvo Blanco, University High School


More than 2,000 students applied for Daniels Scholarships this year. The foundation awarded 218 scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.


The Daniels Fund awards scholarships based not only on academic success, but on the character, leadership qualities and commitment to contributing to the community exhibited by students.


“I continue to be impressed by how amazingly well District 6 students compete for this very prestigious scholarship,” said Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch. “These students are some of our most motivated, resilient and hardest-working young people, and they are very deserving of this honor. They are going to have great opportunities with this scholarship and I am proud of all they have accomplished.”


Last year, six District 6 students received Daniels scholarships. Over the past 13 years, 98 District 6 seniors have received this competitive award. Since the program was launched in 2000, the Daniels fund has awarded more than $180 million in scholarships to more than 4,000 recipients.