Timsina prepares for big move to Northwestern

May 24, 2022

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Izzy Swanson

Kritika will be attending Northwestern University and majoring in chemistry.

Kritika Timsina, a first-generation college student, will be attending Northwestern University on a full scholarship. 

I’m grateful to have the opportunity to further my education at a university like Northwestern,” Timsina said. “I learned about the cost of college when I was in middle school and it was truly shocking. From that day forward my goal was to find a way to attend a university without putting the burden of tuition on my parents, who have already done so much for me.”

She did not have a dream school in mind as she began the college search process. Instead, her dream was to get into a good school in general. 

“In all honesty, to get a scholarship like this feels like the opportunity of a lifetime,” Timsina said.

Timsina has worked hard throughout high school with both school and soccer, and her fellow students have noticed.

“Her work ethic is incredible,” senior Emily Brown said. “She has to juggle all of her AP and honors classes, as well as all of her extracurricular activities like NHS.” 

At Northwestern, Timsina is planning to major in chemistry. She would like to minor in something as well, but has not decided yet. 

Because Northwestern is just outside of Chicago, Timsina will be making a big move from where she has lived for nearly her entire life. 

“Moving away feels bittersweet, as, on one hand, I am getting to dive into being more ‘independent,’ but on the other hand, leaving the place I’ve known as home for almost my whole life is difficult,” she said.

Timsina’s friends are also sad to see her go, but they are proud that her hard work has paid off. 

“I know I’ll see her again later in life, but as of right now it’s so cool to see her go so far and work so hard,” Brown said. 

Getting this scholarship means so much to her and her family, as they “get to see their daughter further her education, an opportunity that they themselves never received,” Timsina said.  

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