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 For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit

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