Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Maxwell Schmidtke of Sheboygan receives a $20,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield


Maxwell Schmidtke of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, a senior at North High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $20,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. He plans to major in sports management and play on the UIS Golf team.

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

At North High, he plays basketball and golf and is a member of student council.

“I decided to come to UIS because the campus feels like a second home to me,” he said. “The relationship that Coach (Frank) Marsaglia, a couple of the players, and I were able to create over a couple of hours on a campus visit is a prelude to the relationship that we will create over the next four years. I am really looking forward to making an impact on and off the course, and accomplishing the goals that we set as a team.”

Schmidtke is undecided about his future, but would like to start a career related to golf following graduation from UIS.

All incoming UIS freshmen are eligible to apply for Lincoln Merit Scholarships. The amount awarded is based upon the incoming student’s ACT or SAT score. To receive $20,000 over four years, students must earn a 24 to a 26 on their ACT or a minimum of 1160 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 4.0 or above.

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