Two Sheridan High School seniors are among the over 200 in four states that have earned a place in the 2020 Daniels Scholarship Program.
Presented by the Daniels Fund, scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of exceptional character, leadership commitment to the community, academic performance and promise, well-roundedness and emotional maturity defined for the program by Bill Daniels, founder of the Daniels Fund.
Over 2,200 students completed the application for the Daniels Scholarship Program. Nearly 130 of this year’s recipients are from Colorado, 24 from New Mexico, 28 from Utah and 32 from Wyoming.
Sheridan High School recipients this year are Nicholas James Gale and Kaleigh Dawn Padgett.
Daniels Scholars may attend any accredited college or university in the United States.
The program covers educational expenses that remain after any other scholarships, financial aid and the expected family contribution have been applied. For students that choose to attend one of the Daniels Fund’s 25 partner schools, the expected family contribution is also covered by the scholarship.
With this year’s announcement, nearly 4,400 students have received the Daniels Scholarship. Since 2000, over $204 million in scholarships has been awarded through the program.
According to the Daniels Fund, at any given time, nearly 1,000 Daniels scholars are attending over 200 colleges and universities throughout the United States.