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Creighton Student Competes in National Dr. Pepper Tuition Contest

Jennifer Stenga, Soldotna, Alaska, a Creighton University student in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, is one of five finalists selected by Dr Pepper to compete for $100,000 in tuition assistance during halftime at the Pac-12 Conference Championship game on November 30. Stenga submitted a video to explaining why she deserved to win college tuition from the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway promotion.

Stenga was selected by a panel of judges on the strength of her video submission. Entries were judged on a range of criteria, such as the inclusion of Dr Pepper, a description of how the tuition money and a college education would help the student make an impact in the world, and overall quality of presentation. Stenga’s winning video can be viewed at

The five finalists will compete first in a preliminary contest. Two winners will then advance to the finals, which will air on ABC during the game. For each of the events, finalists will throw footballs from five yards away into a two-foot hole in an oversized replica of a Dr Pepper can. The finalist who successfully completes the most throws in 30 seconds will win the grand prize of $100,000 in college tuition. The runner-up will take home a $23,000 tuition prize, and the three contestants who did not advance from the preliminary throw will receive $2,500 in tuition assistance.

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