Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Paul Duarte-Noe of Pana awarded two University of Illinois Springfield scholarships

Paul Duarte-Noe, a resident of Pana and global studies major at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been awarded the Martha Schiebel Harrison and James L. Lundquist Memorial Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Duarte-Noe said he has always had a passion for exploring different cultures and studying new languages.

As a high school student, he served as a student ambassador to Ashikaga, Japan. He began studying Japanese in community college and continued that path at UIS. He is currently studying abroad in Saitama, Japan.

“I am enrolled in Saitama’s renowned intensive language program, at the end of which, I plan to be certified to work in Japan,” said Duarte-Noe. “I am also volunteering for a non-profit organization called Ashinaga, which provides educational support and emotional care for orphans in Japan who have lost one or more parents due to disaster, illness or suicide.” He hopes to intern with the organization, early next year.

On the UIS campus, Duarte-Noe is involved with the International Student Association and the Asian Student Organization and works with immigration specialists as a student worker for the Office of International Student Services.

“My goal for my career is to work for the U.S. consulate in Japan,” he said.

Martha Schiebel Harrison, a UIS alumnae, and former deputy director for the Office of Public Affairs at the Illinois Department of Transportation, established a scholarship to help young people who dream of a better education. Harrison immigrated to the United States from Germany, in order to obtain a high school education.

The James L. Lundquist Memorial Scholarship was established to honor Mr. Lundquist, a long-time supporter of UIS, and former vice president of investments for A.G. Edwards.

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 www.uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/. The deadline to apply for institutional scholarships is February 15, 2019.

If you are interested in creating a scholarship, please contact the UIS Office of Advancement at 217/206-6058 or giftinfo@uis.edu.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Brittany Liggins of Chicago admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Brittany Liggins of Chicago, a senior at Perspectives Leadership Academy, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 classes. She plans to major in psychology at UIS.

At Perspectives Leadership Academy, she is part of the debate team. She says she chose UIS because of the “educational advantages.”

Following graduation, she plans to become a psychologist.

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university. Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Britney Law of Litchfield admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Britney Law of Litchfield, a senior at Litchfield Senior High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 classes. She plans to major in elementary education at UIS.

At Litchfield High, she has been involved in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) for three years and was vice president for two years. She also was a member of FFA for two years and Pop Culture Club for one year. She played on the softball team for a year.

“I decided to go to UIS because it was close to my family and gave me all the classes and opportunities I would need to become a Kindergarten teacher,” she said.

Following graduation, she plans to travel and explore the country before starting her teaching career.

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university. Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Kassidy Miller of Havana admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Kassidy Miller of Havana, a senior at Havana High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 classes. She plans to major in biology with a focus in pre-medicine at UIS.

At Havana High, she a member of the softball, volleyball, flags and dance teams. She’s also a Student Council and Rotary Club officer, a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Girls H Club, Eco Club, Science Club and the National Honor Society.

“I chose UIS because it has a good medical program and it is close to home,” she said. “It feels welcoming and cozy.”

Following graduation, she would like to further her education and one day become an orthopedic physician or physician assistant.

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university. Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Collin Moseley of Flora receives a $14,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Collin Moseley of Flora, a senior at Flora High School (FHS), has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $14,000 Lincoln Scholarship for tuition over four years. He plans to major in political science at UIS.

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.

Moseley holds the Illinois seat on the National Youth Leadership Council and is the student body president at Flora High School. He’s also the vice president of Illinois Future Farmers of America (FFA) Section 23, committee chairman for Veterans’ Wall of Honor, a member of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA); the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and plays on the FHS tennis team.

Moseley learned about UIS in eighth grade while serving as an honorary page for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.

“While doing this, I learned of the opportunities available through the Capitol and through UIS,” he said. “Knowing these things, before I even came to campus, I wanted to be a Prairie Star. So after making an official visit to the campus, the opportunities, the city which I love, and the beauty of this school made it a very easy decision for me.”

Following graduation from UIS, Moseley plans to remain in Springfield working in legislation and government affairs in a position that he hopes will lead him to a job in Washington, D.C. He also has ambitions to run for a political office.

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 $14,000 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 3.5.

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/.

Nicholas Barnhill of Belvidere receives a $14,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Nicholas Barnhill of Belvidere, a senior at Belvidere High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $14,000 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 Belvidere High, he’s involved in an environmental club called SRES.

He plans to major in accountancy at UIS and says he chose the school because “UIS is a central location for jobs and activities to participate in.”

Following graduation, he plans to start a full-time job.

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 $14,000 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 3.5.

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/.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Meghan Hawkshaw of Rochester admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Meghan Hawkshaw of Rochester, a senior at Rochester High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2019 term. She plans to major in elementary education at UIS.

At Rochester High, she is involved in marching band, pep band and concert band. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society and participates in Club U, a volunteer organization.

“I’m choosing UIS to be a part of a great and small community,” she said. “I will be in a more one-on-one learning environment allowing me to receive more help in areas that I may need it in. I plan on staying involved in music by joining one of the many musical groups at UIS. I’m also able to stay close to home while attending college. I get to have a small college experience at my pace.”

Following graduation, she plans to become a special education teacher and play in orchestras and bands on the side.

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university. Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Teron Mitchell of Richton Park receives a $16,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Teron Mitchell of Richton Park, a 2018 graduate of Bloom High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $16,000 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, he plans to major in biology with a focus in pre-medicine. He plans to attend medical school following graduation.

“I chose UIS because it is a small, convenient, manageable campus that is part of the well-known University of Illinois System,” he said.

At Bloom High School he was a member of the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC).

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 $16,000 over four years, students must earn a 24 to a 26 on their ACT or a minimum of 1270 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.75.

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/.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Emily Hager of Belleville receives a $7,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Emily Hager of Belleville, a 2018 graduate of Belleville West High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2018 and awarded a $7,000 Lincoln Scholarship for tuition over two years.

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

At UIS, Hager will major in pre-nursing with plans to transfer to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing Springfield Regional Campus (located on the UIS campus) her junior year.

At Belleville West, she was a member of the National Honor Society, Harambee, Volunteer West, Spanish Honor Society and Spanish Club. She was also a member of the Office Occupations Club/Class.

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 $7,000 over two 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 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/.

Dominique Abiagom of Chicago admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Dominique Abiagom of Chicago, a 2018 University of Chicago Charter School: Woodlawn Campus high school graduate, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2018 term.

At UIS, she plans to major in theatre. She was a member of the Student Council, Art Club and Drama Club in high school.

“I chose UIS because I love the campus and it’s close to home,” she said.

Following graduation, she plans to attend graduate school in New York and pursue her dreams.

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university. Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Paula Valdivia of Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Paula Valdivia of Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2018 term.

Valdivia recently graduated from Centro Educativo Siglo XXI in Xalapa. While there she participated as a member of the basketball and golf teams.

She says she chose UIS because, “I liked the golf program and the academic part of the degree in math sciences.”

Valdivia plans to major in mathematical sciences and pursue a career in the automotive industry upon graduation. She will also be a member of the UIS Women’s Golf Team.

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university.

Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Taliah Phillips of Springfield admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Taliah Phillips of Springfield, a recent graduate of Springfield Southeast High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2018 term.

At Springfield Southeast High School, Phillips participated in track and field and cross-country.

“I’m choosing UIS because it’s a good environment for me,” she said.

“UIS is the place where I feel like I can find myself and become independent and achieve my goals.”

Phillips plans to major in chemistry with a pre-med track and hopes to pursue a career as a nurse upon graduation.

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university.

Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Pijus Petkevicius of Vilnius, Lithuania admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Pijus Petkevicius of Vilnius, Lithuania, a recent graduate of Vilnius Senvages Gymnasium, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2018 term.

At UIS, he will major in management and play on the UIS Prairie Stars men’s soccer team.

“I’m choosing UIS because it gives me an opportunity to do both of my favorite things in life: play soccer and learn about business,” he said.

Following graduation from UIS, he plans to play soccer professionally.

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university. Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Jacqueline Guzman of Waukegan receives a $14,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Jacqueline Guzman of Waukegan, a 2018 graduate of Waukegan High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $14,000 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 criminology and criminal justice. She would like to become a criminal investigator or social worker following graduation.

She says she chose UIS because it’s “known for the criminal justice program.”

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 $14,000 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 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/.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Cody Thompson of Rochelle admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Cody Thompson of Rochelle, a 2018 graduate of Rochelle Township High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall term.

At Rochelle Township, he played football and baseball and was a member of Natural Helpers.

At UIS, he will major in legal studies and plans to attend law school following graduation.

He says he chose UIS because of its location in the state capital.

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university. Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Caitlin Butcher of Chicago admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Caitlin Butcher of Chicago, a senior at Golder College Prep, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2018 term.

At Golder, she was president of the Spanish Club and a member of Chicago Cultures, Jazz Club, Honors Band, American Sign Language and French Club.

Butcher plans to major in communication at UIS, which she calls the "perfect fit for me."

“I want to go to UIS because I like that it is not too far from home and not too close to home,” she said. “I can come back on the weekends and I also love the community at UIS."

Following graduation, she plans to pursue her master’s degree.

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university. Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Adam Robson of Waterloo receives a $38,000 UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship

Adam Robson of Waterloo, a senior at Waterloo High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $38,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship for tuition over 4 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 Waterloo High School, he ran cross country and track, was a National Honor Society member and was a role model for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

At UIS, he plans to major in business administration with a concentration in marketing. He will also be a member of the UIS Prairie Stars men’s cross country team.

“I am choosing UIS, because I got to know a lot of great people the multiple times that I visited, and felt like I really belonged there,” he said. “The cross country team treated me very well, and I cannot wait to run with them next year.”

The CAP Honors Program is a selective undergraduate program combining high standards and emphasis on excellence with a small residential college model, enrolling only about 100 first-year students each year.

The program brings together intellectually strong students with talented, dedicated faculty to create a unique academic environment within the greater UIS community.

Capital Scholar Honors students participate in an interdisciplinary core curriculum designed to prepare students for their major and provide leadership opportunities.

In order to receive a $38,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship, the student must earn a 27 to a 29 on their ACT or a minimum of 1280 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/.

Blake Jones of Lincoln receives a $22,000 UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship

Blake Jones of Lincoln, a senior at Lincoln Community High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $22,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship for tuition over 4 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 Lincoln Community High, he is a member of the cross country, track and soccer teams. He plans to major in criminology and criminal justice at UIS and compete on the UIS Prairie Stars cross country and track and field teams.

“I decided to go to UIS because I wanted to be a part of the up and coming cross country and track and field program, with lots of young talent, and to achieve academic success and obtain a degree in criminal justice,” he said.

Following graduation from UIS, he plans to build a solid resume to eventually work for the FBI specializing in Counterterrorism.

The CAP Honors Program is a selective undergraduate program combining high standards and emphasis on excellence with a small residential college model, enrolling only about 100 first-year students each year.

The program brings together intellectually strong students with talented, dedicated faculty to create a unique academic environment within the greater UIS community.

Capital Scholar Honors students participate in an interdisciplinary core curriculum designed to prepare students for their major and provide leadership opportunities.

In order to receive a $22,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship, the student must earn a 24 to a 26 on their ACT or a minimum of 1160 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5.

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/.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Madelyn Laughlin of Athens receives a $32,000 UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship

Madelyn Laughlin of Athens, a senior at Athens Community High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $32,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship for tuition over 4 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 Athens High, she is a member of the National Honor Society, leadership committee, WYSE team and the math team. She also plays soccer and basketball.

Laughlin will major in psychology at UIS and would like to pursue a career involving legal studies and psychology.

“UIS feels like the best academic choice to continue my education with a challenging and innovative curriculum,” she said.

The CAP Honors Program is a selective undergraduate program combining high standards and emphasis on excellence with a small residential college model, enrolling only about 100 first-year students each year.

The program brings together intellectually strong students with talented, dedicated faculty to create a unique academic environment within the greater UIS community.

Capital Scholar Honors students participate in an interdisciplinary core curriculum designed to prepare students for their major and provide leadership opportunities.

In order to receive a $32,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship, the student must earn a 27 to a 29 on their ACT or a minimum of 1280 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.75 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/.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Clayton Cummins of Rochester receives a $12,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Clayton Cummins of Rochester, a senior at Rochester High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $12,000 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 Rochester High, he is involved in the Science Olympiad and is a member of the scholastic bowl team.

At UIS, he plans to major in biology with a focus in pre-medicine. He hopes to become a dentist following graduation.

Cummins said he chose UIS because it is “an outstanding local school.”

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 $12,000 over four years, students must earn a 21 to a 23 on their ACT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5.

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/.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Vanessa Lomeli of Chicago admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Vanessa Lomeli of Chicago, a senior at Gurdon S Hubbard High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2018 term.

At Hubbard High, she is a member of the cross county/track and field teams. She is also a member of Metzli Youth Leadership, Sign Language Club, Well Club, Art Club and Key Club.

At UIS, she plans to major in criminology and criminal justice.

“I chose UIS because I believe that UIS is very supportive and helps their students,” she said. “It is also a medium school, which is perfect for me.”

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university. Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Amarachukwu Ogbonna of Nigeria receives a $13,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Amarachukwu Ogbonna of Aba, Abia, Nigeria, a graduate of Command Day Secondary School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $13,000 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 biology with a focus in pre-medicine. She says she chose UIS because of its “teaching-focused academic experience”.

Following graduation, she would like to get involved in research and field work.

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 $13,000 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 3.75.

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/.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Emily Jones of Pana awarded a $38,000 UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship

Emily Jones of Pana, a senior at Pana Senior High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $38,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship for tuition over 4 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 Pana High, she is involved in band, National Honor Society, Foreign Language Club and Drama Club.

Jones will major in biochemistry at UIS and plans to attend veterinary school following graduation in order to become a veterinary surgeon.

She says she chose UIS because it was a “small campus with a strong science curriculum.”

The CAP Honors Program is a selective undergraduate program combining high standards and emphasis on excellence with a small residential college model, enrolling only about 100 first-year students each year.

The program brings together intellectually strong students with talented, dedicated faculty to create a unique academic environment within the greater UIS community.

Capital Scholar Honors students participate in an interdisciplinary core curriculum designed to prepare students for their major and provide leadership opportunities.

In order to receive a $38,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship, the student must earn a 27 to a 29 on their ACT or a minimum of 1280 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/.

Maggie George of Springfield admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Maggie George of Springfield, a senior at Lutheran High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2018 term.

At Lutheran High, she is a part of the volleyball, basketball and track and field teams. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and is a spiritual life leadership team leader.

At UIS, she plans to major in pre-nursing. She says she chose UIS because “of the small class sizes and the nursing program.”

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university. Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Claudia Rawalji of Chicago admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Claudia Rawalji of Chicago, a senior at Disney II Magnet High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2018 term.

At Disney II Magnet, she is co-captain of the dance team, co-president of the National Honor Society, founder of an ASL Club and a senior intern at Kedvale.

She is an undecided major who plans to become an elementary school teacher following graduation from UIS.

“I’m choosing UIS because I think that this school will be an amazing start to the new beginning of my life as an adult,” she said.

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university. Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Shaneela Aaron of Chicago admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Shaneela Aaron of Chicago, a senior at Roberto Clemente Community Academy, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2018 term.

At Roberto Clemente, she is a cheerleader and a dancer. She plans to major in political science at UIS.

“I choose UIS because of the Illinois Innocence Project,” she said. “This is a unique and good hands-on program for pre-law students, such as myself.”

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to go to law school and study criminal law in order to become a lawyer.

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university. Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Kameron Kline of Mount Carmel receives a $6,500 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Kameron Kline of Mount Carmel, a senior at Mount Carmel High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $6,500 Lincoln Scholarship for tuition over two years.

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

At UIS, Kline will major in pre-nursing with plans to transfer to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing Springfield Regional Campus (located on the UIS campus) her junior year.

“It is a great school where I can farther expand my education,” said Kline. “It’s not too far away from home. I just feel like UIS is perfect for me.”

At Mount Carmel High, Kline plays basketball and is a member of the track team. She’s also a member of the National Honors Society, Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Youth Advisory Board, honors class and is an office worker.

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 $6,500 over two 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 3.75.

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/.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Jaden Pearson of Chicago admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Jaden Pearson of Chicago, a senior at Simeon Career Academy, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2018 term.

At Simeon’s he plays football, runs track and is involved in the work-study program. At UIS, he plans to major in business administration with an emphasis in sport management.

He says he chose UIS because of the “location, and the price, and my major.”

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university. Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Abigail Way of Plano receives a UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Provost’s Scholarship

Abigail Way of Plano, a senior at Plano High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $40,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Provost’s Scholarship for tuition over 4 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 Plano High School, she is a member of the scholastic bowl team, National Honor Society, thespian society, student council and the science club.

At UIS, Way plans to major in environmental studies.

“I'm choosing UIS because I want a small college that has lots of opportunities for involvement and education, which is what University of Illinois Springfield provides,” she said.

The CAP Honors Program is a selective undergraduate program combining high standards and emphasis on excellence with a small residential college model, enrolling only about 100 first-year students each year.

The program brings together intellectually strong students with talented, dedicated faculty to create a unique academic environment within the greater UIS community.

Capital Scholar Honors students participate in an interdisciplinary core curriculum designed to prepare students for their major and provide leadership opportunities.

In order to receive a $40,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Provost’s Scholarship, the student must earn a 30 to a 31 on their ACT or a minimum of 1390 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/.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Minnatallah Eltinay of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates receives a $24,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Minnatallah Eltinay of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, a senior at Abu Dhabi International School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $24,000 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 biology with a focus in pre-medicine. At Abu Dhabi International School she’s a member of the Future Physician Club and the Music Club.

Eltinay says she chose UIS because she’s familiar with Springfield and the surrounding communities calling it her “hometown university.” She also chose UIS for the “excellent quality education” that UIS provides.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to attend medical school.

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 $24,000 over four years, students must earn a 27 to a 29 on their ACT or a minimum of 1280 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.75.

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/.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Daniela Ntedika of Urbana admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Daniela Ntedika of Urbana, a senior at Urbana High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2018 term.

At Urbana High, she’s a member of the African American Club and the dance team. At UIS, she plans to major in communication.

Ntedika says she chose UIS because “it has a great program for students”, has quality on campus student housing and because UIS is close to home.

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university. Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Mallory Brotherton of Taylorville receives a $32,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Mallory Brotherton of Taylorville, a 2017 graduate of Taylorville High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Spring Semester 2018 and awarded a $32,000 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 Taylorville High, she played basketball and was a member of the National Honor Society, Purple Reign and the spring musical stage crew.

At UIS, she is majoring in biology. Following graduation, she plans to attend medical school.

“I choose UIS because it is a small school that offers the curriculum I need to earn my bachelor's degree and get into medical school,” she said.

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 $32,000 over four years, students must earn a 30 to a 31 on their ACT or a minimum of 1390 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 4.0.

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/.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Tiffanie Coburn of Chicago admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Tiffanie Coburn of Chicago, a senior at Rauner College Prep, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2018 term.

At Rauner College Prep, she participates in Poetry Club, plays Rugby and is active in Zumba.

“I’m choosing UIS because the reputation that it holds at my school is outstanding regarding its academics and events. I can not only get an excellent education, but I’m also not so far away from home,” said Coburn.

“When I see UIS, I see a successful, prestigious and awe-inspiring future.”

Coburn plans to major in biochemistry and hopes to pursue a career as an epidemiologist after graduation.

“I plan to answer the questions that keep me up at night,” she said.

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university.

Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Kayla Green of Chicago admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Kayla Green of Chicago, a senior at Von Steuben Metro Science High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2018 term.

At Von Steuben, she is involved in dance, Book Club and the Sign Language Club. She says she chose UIS because she loves the “small environment UIS has built.”

At UIS, she plans to major in Clinical Laboratory Science. Following graduation, she plans to become a Cytotechnologist.

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university. Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.