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$9.7 million in scholarships awarded to Colorado students

Colorado high school seniors received $9.7 million in scholarships, and $33.3 million in grants went to a list of nonprofits that support students.

COLORADO, USA — A group of Colorado high school seniors have reason to celebrate after receiving $9.7 million in college scholarship funds to help them attend college. 

This year's class of Daniels Fund scholarship recipients were awarded funds through two programs that they can use to attend any two or four-year nonprofit, accredited college or university in the United States. 

The Daniels Scholarship Program provides college scholarships to seniors with "great potential, strong character, and big dreams." 

The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship program offers scholarships to non-traditional students with a chance to attend college and "create a better life for themselves and their families" through education. 

The video above aired in March 2022.

“Bill Daniels had a generous heart for all people and created the Daniels Fund to spark hope and improve lives in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming,” said Hanna Skandera, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “It is an honor to carry forward his legacy of supporting people who want to change their futures as well as giving the next generation more opportunity.”

In total, the fund doled out $63.8 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students in 2022 – communities across the state will benefit from $33.3 million in grants.

There are eight funding areas at the Daniels Fund – aging, amateur sports, disabilities, drug & alcohol addiction, early childhood education, homeless & disadvantaged, K-12 education reform and youth development. 

See the list of Colorado nonprofits awarded in 2022. 

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