11 students in region are Daniels Scholars

Eleven high school seniors from Delta, Garfield, Mesa and Montrose counties are among this year’s Daniels Fund Scholarship Program winners.

The scholarship program pays all undergraduate college costs for recipients, minus funding from other scholarships, grants or financial aid.

Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming based on their character and willingness to work hard to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

One-hundred-eighty Colorado students received scholarships this year from the Daniels Fund, a Denver-based organization that grants money to nonprofit groups focused on education, children and teens, homeless people and people with disabilities or substance-abuse issues. 

Delta High School had the most Daniels Scholars this year in the four-county region with three winners: Jacob Monroe Ames, Brendan Allen Kortz and Conor Samuel Laws.

Other Delta County School District 50 winners this year are Jordan K. Belew of Hotchkiss High School and Ashley Elizabeth Waddington of Cedaredge High School.

Delta 50 had three Daniels Scholars in 2010 and two in 2011.

Mesa County Valley School District 51 had two winners in 2010 and two more in 2011 but only one this year: Mercedez Amelia Taylor of Palisade High School.

Montrose High School, which had one winner in 2010 and three winners in 2011, had one Daniels Scholar again this year: Jessica Marie Larson.

Jason Aaron Armendariz of Olathe High School and Brent Robert Harris of Norwood High School also earned Daniels scholarships this year.

Winners from Garfield County are Hector Galindo Morales of Basalt High School and Frederick Moreno of Glenwood Springs High School.


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