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 For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit

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