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Two District 6 students named Daniels Fund Scholars

Two 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. The scholarship pays up to $25,000 per year toward the students’ unmet need, after applying the Expected Family Contribution,  as well as  scholarships and financial aid.

 

The District 6 Daniels Scholarship recipients for 2021 are:

 

  • Alexandria Joy Sherman-Sutton of Greeley Central High School
  • Yovahn Adrian Quinones of Greeley West High School

 

More than 2,000 students applied for Daniels Scholarships this year. The foundation awarded 136 scholarships in Colorado this year.

 

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 am very proud of the two District 6 students who will receive the Daniels Fund scholarship next year. This is a very competitive scholarship and District 6 students have a strong history of being named Daniels Fund Scholars,” said Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch. “These students have worked hard to achieve their goals and this scholarship will help them realize their dreams. Thank you, too, to the parents, educators and staff who have supported them in their successful application.”

 

Last year, three District 6 students received Daniels scholarships. Over the past 15 years, 103 District 6 scholars have received this competitive award. Since the program was launched in 2000, the Daniels fund has awarded more than $204 million in scholarships to more than 4,350 recipients.