Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Alissa Adams of Nokomis awarded a $16,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield


Alissa Adams of Nokomis, a senior at Nokomis High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded a $16,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in history at UIS.

The scholarship is awarded based on high school GPA and can be renewed for a total of four years if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

At Nokomis High School, she is part of the Science Club and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Club.

“I picked UIS because of the hometown feel and academic excellence that it is known for,” she said. “When I came for my tour of the campus, I just knew this was the school for me.”

Following graduation, she plans to return to Nokomis and teach at the local high school. “The teachers in our community have inspired me more than they even know,” she said.

All undergraduate first year students are automatically eligible for Lincoln Merit Scholarships. These scholarships are automatically applied upon admission and are based solely on high school GPA. In order to receive $16,000 over four years, the student must have an unweighted GPA of 3.40-3.59. UIS is not requiring students to submit ACT/SAT scores for the 2021-24 academic years.

For more information on scholarships, contact the UIS Office of Financial Assistance at 217-206-6724 or finaid@uis.edu. For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/

Students may apply for admission to UIS at uis.edu/apply. Contact the UIS Office of Admission at admissions@uis.edu or 217-206-4847 with questions.