Friday, April 29, 2016
Rachel Cobert of Erie receives a University of Illinois Springfield scholarship
Cobert plans to major in biology at UIS with a pre-med focus. She’ll also be playing on the Prairie Stars volleyball team.
“I love the town of Springfield and the campus at UIS. During my visits, I felt right at home, so I am excited to begin my future there,” she said.
In high school, she played volleyball and basketball and was on the track and field team. She was also a class officer, a member of National Honor Society and was on the staff of the school newspaper.
Following graduation from UIS, she plans to become a physical therapist.
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 $30,000 over four years, students must earn a 27 to 29 on their ACT and hold a GPA of 4.0 or above.
For more information on scholarships, contact the UIS Office of Financial Assistance at 217/206-6724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit www.uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.