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Creighton Awards First Ignatian College Connection Scholarships to Local High School Students

Two local high school seniors are the first recipients of the Ignatian College Connection (ICC) program full-tuition scholarships to Creighton University. Alan Timilsina and Molly Rogers, two first-generation college students, received the scholarships at an awards luncheon April 5.

ICC is an initiative started by Creighton President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., in 2013 to provide high school students facing significant obstacles the opportunity to prepare for college. It provides them with the tools, skills and support needed to help reach their goals through nine months of workshops, on-campus experiences, mentoring and service opportunities. The ICC awards two full-ride scholarships to Creighton for qualifying seniors who have participated in program events, completed over 20 service hours throughout the year and maintained a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher.

Timilsina, a senior at Bryan High School, plans to attend medical school because he wants to be a pediatrician to improve the human condition. Timilsina believes the research opportunities, rigorous academics and Jesuit value Magis will help him attain his goals, develop as an individual and give back to the community.

Rogers, a senior from Central High School, intends to major in graphic design and hopes to open a summer arts camp for underprivileged children, providing them an opportunity to explore the arts and find their passion. She believes this dream can be accomplished through an education at Creighton because of the philanthropic environment, the Jesuit spirit and the opportunities in Omaha.