Vanguard Student wins daniels scholarship
Grigoriy Bolotin One of 260 High School Seniors from Four State Region to Receive Scholarship
Vanguard student Grigoriy “Greg” Bolotin has been named a recipient of the Daniels Scholarship. Greg, one of 260 high school seniors from a four state region to receive the scholarship, has demonstrated strong character and determination to succeed in life and will receive funding to attend the college or university of his choice.
The Daniels Scholarship is not a “full ride,” but is supplemental to all other financial aid resources available to the student. By requiring students to apply for other readily available financial resources such as Pell Grants, the Daniels Fund is able to provide even more scholarships to deserving young people seeking to attend college. The Daniels Scholarship is supplemental to all other financial aid resources available to the student. After other financial aid resources have been applied, the Daniels Scholarship covers all required tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies and a variety of other miscellaneous expenses. Students also receive a laptop computer and a printer.
To identify candidates for the scholarship, the Daniels Fund partners with high schools and youth serving agencies 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.
Bill Daniels, a cable pioneer 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. When he died in the year 2000, his estate transferred to the Fund, making it the largest foundation in the Rocky Mountain West. The Daniels Fund observes its 11th Anniversary this year and has awarded more than 2,000 scholarships with a value of $66 million, as well as more than $270 million in grants awarded to outstanding nonprofit organizations.
Greg says, “I’m very appreciative of The Vanguard School and the education it has given me. I am also thankful for Mrs. Tripoli and Mrs. Custer and their work in helping me to become a Daniels Scholar. Without the Daniels Scholarship, my college choices would have been very limited.” Greg is planning to attend Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO.
The Vanguard School is an extension of Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy, which was founded in 1995. Vanguard exists to provide students with a highly traditional, classically based college preparatory curriculum stressing the development of moral character, basic skills, and logical analysis. The Vanguard School specializes in teaching exceptional reading, writing, and math skills; virtue and leadership; mastery of facts and skills; emphasis on critical thinking; and a focus on the Classics and our country's Western heritage.
For more information about Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy and The Vanguard School visit www.cmca12.com
By: Jessica TenBrink
Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy and The Vanguard School