The Daniels Fund announced its 2022 class of Daniels Scholarship recipients, including three local students in Socorro County. They were among 240 students across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, according to a news release.

Joren Mirabal and Arianna Munoz-Paez from Magdalena High School, and Kaitlynn Siefert of Socorro High School will receive up to $100,000 over four years toward an undergraduate degree, depending on family need. The scholarships can be used at any accredited non-profit college or university anywhere in the country.

The students earned the awards based on strength of character, leadership potential and a commitment to serving the community, organizers said in the release.

“These students have incredible grit and drive, embody the values that guided Bill Daniels’ life, and are poised to do great things,” said Hanna Skandera, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “We can’t wait to see their success and the long-term impacts they make with this opportunity.”

Every year, Daniels Scholars are selected from a four-state region of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Daniels Scholars have attended more than 400 colleges and universities in 48 states.

The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year college scholarship that is unique to each student and varies depending on their Expected Family Contribution and their choice of school and degree program. The scholarship pays up to $25,000 per year toward the student’s unmet need, after applying their EFC, earnings assessment, other scholarships, grants, and financial aid. The scholarship may be used to attend any accredited college or university in the United States.

The Daniels Fund charitable program was established by cable TV pioneer Bill Daniels and is dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

The Daniels Scholarship Program offers a four-year college scholarship that provides financial and personal support focused on helping Daniels Scholars succeed in college, and in life.