After immigrating at age seven to the United States from Bangkok, Thailand, Premsak “Zak” Phosri grew up in Honolulu in a neighborhood where few students went to college. No one in his family had a secondary degree and, as the son of a single mother, Phosri thought attending college was financially out of reach.
But he dreamed of going to Creighton University. And today, Phosri is in Omaha pursuing a degree from the College of Arts and Sciences — thanks to scholarship aid.
“My dream became a reality thanks to the generosity of the Creighton community,” Phosri said. “I couldn’t be more grateful.”
Scholarships are core to Creighton’s ability to provide deserving students with a service-focused, academically rigorous, transformative education rooted in the Jesuit tradition. In fact, 98 percent of Creighton students receive some form of financial aid or scholarships. These opportunities would not be possible without support from Creighton alumni and friends.
“Creighton provides a supportive, caring environment where I can reach my full potential,” said Phosri, who expects to graduate in 2019. “I am pursuing a career in international and immigration law to help others receive the same benefits and opportunities I did when I became a United States citizen.”
To make a gift to the Creighton College of Arts and Sciences general scholarship fund, visit our website or contact Mike O’Malley, senior director of development for the College of Arts and Sciences, at MikeOMalley [at] creighton [dot] edu or 402.280.2169.