Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Paige Cates of Belleville receives a $10,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Paige Cates of Belleville, a senior at Belleville Township High School West, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $10,000 Lincoln Scholarship for tuition over four years.

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 UIS, she plans to major in business administration/marketing and play on the UIS Prairie Stars softball team. She played softball and volleyball in high school.

“I chose UIS to further my education and continue my softball career,” she said.

Following graduation, she plans to obtain her pilots license and fly for a major corporation.

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 $10,000 over four years, students must earn a 21 to a 23 on their ACT or a minimum of 1060 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.0.

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/.

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