Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES—Nine students at Eastern New Mexico University have been named recipients of Daniels Opportunity Scholarships. Their names, hometowns and majors are:
Michelle Adams - Clovis - History
Chris Garcia - Portales - Special Education
John Gutierrez - Dale City, Va., - Business Marketing
Michelle Hughes - Clovis - Biology
Donnie O'Hare - Dora - Business Administration
Arnulfo Marquez - Portales - History
Leanne Snow - Roswell - Business Management
Sandra Whiting - Portales - Psychology
Eufrasia Yarter - Las Cruces - Zoology
To receive a scholarship, students must be enrolled full- or part-time at Eastern, have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and be eligible to apply for and receive a Pell Grant. Preference is given to students who have been: GED recipients, or returning military students, or adult students pursuing an education later in life, and have two years of course work left. In addition to demonstrating financial need, priority consideration is based on the candidates’ demonstrated academic potential.
One of Bill Daniels’ top priorities in establishing the Daniels Fund was to provide college scholarships to high school graduates from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
After other financial aid resources have been applied, the Daniels Scholarship covers all required tuition and fees, books and supplies, and a variety of other miscellaneous expenses.
Daniels wanted the scholarship program to seek out students he termed “diamonds in the rough.” He was looking for promising students with financial need whose academic performance may not necessarily reflect their potential, but who demonstrate strength of character, a well-rounded personality and a record of accomplishment in giving back to the community.