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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

HHS senior Ella Stewart was recently named a Daniels Scholar by the Daniels Fund.

267 high school seniors who have demonstrated strong character and a determination to succeed in life have been named Daniels Scholars and will receive funding to attend the college or university of their choice, it was announced Monday, April 25 by Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund.

“These are promising and motivated students who have demonstrated strong character, leadership and a commitment to community service,” explained Childears. “They are outstanding young people and the Daniels Fund is proud to partner with them as they fulfill their dreams of attending college,” she said.

The group of new Daniels Scholars includes approximately 184 from Colorado, 43 from New Mexico, 16 from Utah and 24 from Wyoming.

To identify candidates for the scholarship, the Daniels Fund partners with high schools, youth serving agencies and college prep providers that nominate candidates for the Daniels Scholarship. After being nominated, candidates take part in an interview and selection process in the communities in which they live.

In establishing the Daniels Scholarship program, cable pioneer Bill Daniels was seeking promising students who demonstrate strength of character, leadership and a record of accomplishment in giving back to the community.

The Daniels Scholarship is not “full ride,” but is supplemental to all other financial resources, including an estimated family contribution, available to the student. By requiring students to apply for other financial resources such as Pell Grants, the Daniels Fund is able to provide even more scholarships to deserving young people seeking to attend college.

Daniels, a prominent business leader known for his kindness and generosity to those in need, established the Daniels Fund to provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Visit www.danielsfund.org for more information.

Stewart is the daughter of Troy and Mardi Stewart of Holyoke and plans to attend Eureka College in Eureka, Ill.