Triton College Scholarship Winners

| June 3, 2013

Triton College congratulates its scholarship winners

River Grove, Ill. – Several Triton College students who’ve taken part in the college’s Scholars Program have received scholarships to four-year institutions to continue their education:

Demilade Akinrotimi of Elmwood Park
High School: Nigeria
Clubs/Organizations: Student Ambassador, Bible Club, My Roots Club
Volunteer Sites: Triton College Tutoring Center
Akinrotimi received a scholarship and will attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Louis Alexander of Oak Park
High School: Oak Park-River Forest
Clubs/Organizations: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as Vice President of Scholarship
Volunteer Sites: Science Tutor at Triton College, West Suburban PADS Homeless Shelter
Alexander received the Triton College Scholars Program Full Scholarship for $50,000 from Elmhurst College.

Joseph Arreola of Melrose Park
High School:   Proviso Math and Science Academy
Clubs/Organizations: Bible Club, Green Club, Vice President of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Volunteer Sites: West Suburban PADS
Arreola received a $26,000 scholarship and will attend the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Shannon Evanson of Forest Park
High School: Missouri University High School
Volunteer Sites: Animal Care League (no-kill animal shelter)
Evanson won the Phi Theta Kappa All-Academic Team Award, in addition to a $3,000 scholarship. Evanson will attend DePaul University.

Timothy Ragin of Oak Park
High School: Fenwick
Clubs/Organizations: Bible Club
Ragin will attend the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The Scholars Program at Triton College challenges in-district high school students to achieve academically with a rigorous program that includes honor classes and a service learning component. Many students in the Scholars Program go onto receive scholarships to four-year universities to continue their studies.

Eligibility requirements are demanding. To be considered for the program, which accepts a maximum of 60 students annually, students planning to pursue an associate of arts or science degree at Triton must have an ACT score of at least 25 or a GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale or equivalent), as well as high school faculty and counselor recommendations and additional indicators of academic potential.

For more information about the Scholars Program at Triton College, visit



Triton College is one of the nation’s premier two-year institutions of higher education dedicated to student success. Located 14 miles from downtown Chicago, in River Grove, the school offers close to 100 degree and certificate programs at its 100-acre campus that features a comfortable, friendly and diverse atmosphere. More than 15,000 students enroll at Triton each year to take advantage of Triton’s small, accessible classes, qualified faculty, affordability and financial assistance. Triton College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; member, North Central Association.

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