Daniels Fund Scholarship finalists were surprised this (Tuesday) afternoon when it was announced they'd all be receiving scholarships.

The high school seniors thought they'd been invited to the Wyoming Governor's residence for a town hall event highlighting the importance of higher education, but had no idea they'd each be leaving with a four-year college scholarship.

A surprise scholarship announcement was also held this morning in Casper.

To date, the Daniels Scholarship Program has awarded more than $154 million in scholarships to more than 3,500 students in Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.

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