Presidential Mentoring Scholarships were initiated by the president’s office at Creighton University seven years ago to encourage and develop the best students to be competitive in applying for national and international scholarships and fellowships.
The recipients this year include:
- Cole Crawford, a College of Arts and Sciences junior from Dubuque, Iowa, earned the top award of $2,500 for a Presidential Mentoring Scholarship. Crawford is a member of Creighton’s Honors Program, a double major in English and computing science and informatics, and is involved in the digital humanities. Working alongside the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Bridget Keegan, and a consortium of several British universities, he plans to continue an online project featuring laboring-class poets as well as expand an individual digital humanities project on the Scottish poet Robert Tannahill.
- Jack Anderson of Kearney, Neb., a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded a Presidential Mentoring Scholarship of $1,500. A governing member of Creighton’s Students Union and active with the Center for Service and Justice, Anderson wants to pursue a career in public health and community development. He is a double major in health administration and policy and political science – public policy.
- John McCoy, a junior from Peosta, Iowa, was awarded a $1,500 Presidential Mentoring Scholarship. A member of the Honors Program at Creighton and majoring in international relations and economics in the Heider College of Business, McCoy is involved with Creighton’s Students Union where he has served as president for the past two years. He is also working in International Relations on Global Dependency Networks with Terry Clark, Ph.D., a specialist in comparative politics.
- Augusta Herman, a College of Arts and Sciences junior from Tigard, Ore., was awarded $1,000 as a Presidential Mentoring Scholarship recipient. Herman is a medical anthropology major at Creighton with minors in biology and francophone studies.
- Claire Blann of Newton, Kan., a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences at Creighton, was awarded a Presidential Mentoring Scholarship for $1,000. Blann is a journalism major with minors in German and business administration.