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2016 - Timothy Snyder, Creighton University School of Law

The Bennett G. Hornstein Memorial Scholarship for aspiring or current law students has been awarded to Timothy Snyder for the 2016-2017 academic year. Timothy is a third year law student at Creighton University School of Law, where he is a member of the Creighton Law Review. He graduated with honors with a bachelor of art degree from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2012. Prior to attending Florida Gulf Coast University, Timothy attended and received an Associate of Liberal Arts degree at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida. Since May of this year, Bennett has served as a law clerk in the Douglas County Public Defender’s office.

At the age of nine, Timothy joined a basketball league at a community recreation center. Lacking attention and guidance at home, Timothy was helped by his coaches and the parents of other players. He was encouraged and assisted with rides, meals and help finding a college basketball scholarship. Referring to the support he received from others, Timothy wrote on his application, "Through it all, each person always seemed to deliver the same message: give back to the community. For this reason, I plan to spend my career and personal life giving back to the community."

Throughout his formal education, Timothy has been involved in volunteer work. He has been a youth basketball coach in various programs since 2005. He has participated in a reading program at an elementary school, has served meals in a soup kitchen, and was in an Adopt-a-Road program, cleaning up a highway.

Timothy has used his background in literature studies and writing to great advantage. He has written short stories and a novel. Two stories have been published. He was an editor and head writer for Web River Group in Tampa, and was a writing tutor at Hillsborough Community College.