Eight from Jeffco earn Daniels Fund Scholarships

All eight will have their college covered - and get a laptop too

Photo provided by Dennis Pleuss/Jeffco Public Schools
Pomona’s Jack Sale (No. 21) chases down Ralston Valley’s Andrew Wingard during the two rival’s meeting last season. Sale was one of 240 Daniels Fund Scholarship winners.

- Eight of Jeffco’s finest not only athletes but minds were recognized and awarded with Daniels Fund Scholarships it was announced on Friday.

Wheat Ridge’s Calen Elizabeth Cartlidge and Haydar Yousuf Ibrahim, Lakewood’s Bryan Akira Yoshida, Pomona’s Jack Sale, Alameda’s Khanh Ho Duong, Standley Lake’s Soham Nalin Shah, Dakota Ridge’s Vincent Joseph Rogowski Jaconski and Bear Creek’s Kendall Ann Lundquis all learned Friday they have earned themselves a place in the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program.

The eight Jeffco students were a part of 260 high school seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming who were recognized for exceptional character, leadership, and commitment to the community.

All 260 of the Daniels Scholars may attend any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States, and the program covers the expenses that remain after all other scholarships and financial aid have been applied. Students also receive a laptop computer.

“We provide Daniels Scholars with resources, encouragement, and support far beyond financial assistance to help them earn a four-year college degree,” Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund said. “This includes personal and professional development, online tools, and networking opportunities to help them succeed and thrive in life.”

According to the release, with this year’s announcement, 3,022 students have received the Daniels Scholarship. At any given time, there are approximately 1,000 Daniels Scholars attending more than 200 colleges and universities in 45 states. More than $108 million in scholarships have been awarded since 2000.

Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his generosity to those in need, established the Daniels Fund to provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

His estate transferred to the Daniels Fund when he died in the year 2000, making it one of the largest foundations in the Rocky Mountain Region.

Do you want to the next Jeffco student to be a Daniels Fund Scholar? Motivated high school seniors graduating in 2015 are encouraged to visit to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program in the fall.