Sept. 24, 2019

Sept. 24, 2019

Presidential message

I am pleased to announce that the Suzanne & Walter Scott Foundation has established a $14.6 million scholarship program for Heider College of Business students. The commitment re-creates and extends the Scott Scholars program, the most generous scholarship offered by the college.

The Scott Scholars program will recruit talented students to Creighton and develop them for careers in Omaha and Nebraska. Through the nine-year commitment, five students from Nebraska and 10 from outside the state each year will receive full tuition and room and board while studying at the Heider College of Business.

The foundation’s latest investment in the University will establish one of the nation’s most respected business education scholarships, and complements Suzanne and Walter Scott’s long service to and vision for the University.

Mr. Scott served on the Creighton Board of Trustees from 1980 to 2001 and was named an emeritus trustee. The couple also received the Manresa Medal from Creighton in 1998. Creighton’s Manresa Medal is presented to those individuals who, like St. Ignatius of Loyola, demonstrate inspirational leadership while overcoming obstacles to enduring achievement.

Across the approximately last five years, 78% of Heider College of Business students arrived at Creighton from outside Nebraska. During that time, 53% of Heider College of Business alumni began full-time employment in Nebraska directly after graduation.

I look forward to the opportunities this will provide to deserving Creighton business students, and the impact this will have on our city and state.


Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD