Monday, November 26, 2018

Christina King of Springfield receives a $30,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Christina King of Springfield, a senior at Lanphier High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $30,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in biochemistry 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.

At Lanphier High, she is involved in student government, National Honor Society and several language clubs.

King adds that she chose UIS because it “is a really good school and I wanted to stay close to home.”

Following graduation from UIS, King would like to continue her education in a veterinary or optometry 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 $30,000 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 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

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