Daniels Fund Finalists head toward interviews


Bao Nguyen, Review Staff

Feature Photo By: Bao Nguyen – Senior Karly Trimble and Daniel’s Finalist prepares for her mock interview. 

Every year, seniors apply for scholarships to help decrease the cost of college. The Daniels Fund Scholarship Program covers all college expenses over the course of four years. Besides providing financial support, many agree the program also gives individual support for students to succeed.

Students who live in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico can apply for the scholarship.

Senior Behzod Mirpochoev and Daniel’s Finalist said, “I’m incredibly grateful for this opportunity Bill Daniels has bestowed upon me, and I wish to reinvest in the community that has granted me the opportunity to become successful.”

The Daniels Fund Scholarship Program is an extension of the Daniels Fund. The organization is a non-profit that donates to charities, serves communities, and ensures that low-income students can afford college. In the past, a number of students from Rangeview have earned this scholarship.

Bill Daniels founded the organization and established the scholarship; Daniels was born in Greeley, Colorado. He also fought in World War II and the Korean War as a fighter pilot. Eventually, he established Daniels and Associates and focused on investment banking.

2018 Daniels Fund Scholars pose for a picture. Last year’s scholars were Abel Negussie, Nadya Nfaoui, DeJuan Chapa, Andres Marquez, Nathan Jones, Danyion Reagan, and Brayan Melendez.  (Image provided by Daniels Fund)

Senior Rujan Kafle and Daniel’s Finalist said, “I think we all work towards our future one way or another during all four years of high school. Being selected as a Daniels Fund Finalist is a testament to the work that goes in it. It was surprising, and it’s been such a surreal experience.”

Students selected as finalists were interviewed throughout the month of February, and interviews will continue into the early weeks of this month.

In late March, scholars will be announced and must attend the Daniels Fund orientation conference in June. Once students enter college, they will meet a network of other Daniels Scholars that can help with the transition to college.

“It’s honestly really exciting. When I found out I was a Daniels Finalist, I was in my car. I got an email and pulled over. I’ve always known I’m a people person, so I connect well with others. As I read the email, I started crying,” said senior Jacqueline Jimenez. “When I turned in my application, I told my teacher that if I got to the interview, I would feel really confident. Now that I’m in the interview process, I’m receiving help from mentors and I’m grateful for this opportunity.”

In addition to providing financial aid, The Daniels Fund Scholarship Program also includes a community full of phenomenal students and mentors to help scholars succeed. For more information, please visit Daniels Fund.

Daniels Fund Finalists:

Marie Therese Dungo

Jacqueline Jimenez

Ariana Jones

Rujan Kafle

Alyanna Marleton

Behzod Mirpochoev

Karely Chavez

Karly Trimble