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Nov. 28, 2007 - Hastings College juniors Fonseca and Keyser named Creigh Weyer Scholars
Hastings College juniors Starlight Fonseca and Tyler Keyser have been named Creigh Weyer Scholars by the Creigh Family Foundation. This highly-selective, post-graduate scholarship is offered to Hastings College juniors who have outstanding leadership potential.
Fonseca, who is majoring in political science, plans to pursue a joint degree in law and government. Following graduate school, she plans to pursue a career in law and public policy focusing on immigration issues. Fonseca has been an active volunteer while maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
Keyser is a marketing and philosophy major, and plans to pursue a joint degree in law and business. Keyser has been a leader in a wide variety of campus activities. Among other activities, he is captain of the track team and qualified for the national track championships, co-chairs a number of important campus activities and mentors younger students.
“Our goal is to award one scholarship each year,” said James Creigh, president of the Creigh Family Foundation. “However, we reserve the right to award more than one scholarship in exceptional circumstances. This year’s candidate pool was exceptionally strong, which is reflected by the fact that for the first time we awarded multiple scholarships.”
The Creigh Weyer Scholarship offers up to $40,000 in grants to support graduate study in any field in the United States or overseas, as well as active mentoring, guidance and support from senior leaders in business, government and academia.
Creigh Weyer Scholars are selected on the following criteria:
• Demonstrated leadership potential,
• High probability of becoming a leader who will have a substantial impact on his or her community,
• Highest ethical standards and integrity,
• Strong communication skills, and
• Strong academic record with likely acceptance by a first-rate graduate school.
Other finalists for the Creigh Weyer Scholarship were:
• Joshua Berns, an economics major, plans to pursue a law degree and a business career.
• Barrett Graham, a linguistics and history major, plans to pursue a Ph.D in linguistics and an academic career.
• Ellen Jorgenson, a secondary education and history major, plans to pursue graduate studies in education and a career in education policy and administration.
• Amanda Schademann, a biology and chemistry major, plans to pursue a medical degree and a career in pediatric medicine.
Hastings College, founded in 1882, is a private, four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Hastings College was recognized as a top liberal arts college by U.S. News and World Report; a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review 2007; and a Best Buy in College Education by Barron’s.