Thursday, November 14, 2019

Kathryn Gleason of Katy, Texas awarded a $14,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Kathryn Gleason of Katy, Texas, a senior at Seven Lakes High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2020 and awarded a $14,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in marketing at UIS and play on the women’s golf team.

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 Seven Lakes High School, she has played on the varsity golf team for all four years of high school.

“I want to have my college experience at UIS because it has everything that I could ever want out of an outstanding university,” she said. “From the dorms to the cafeteria to the top rate business programs, UIS is exactly what I was looking for in a college.”

Following graduation from UIS, Gleason plans to earn an additional undergraduate or graduate degree in a specific art field.

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 24-26 on their ACT or a minimum 1160 SAT score and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.26 or above.

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 uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.

Students may apply for admission to UIS free of charge for the spring, summer and fall 2020 terms. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Emma Thomas of Dunlap awarded a $12,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Emma Thomas of Dunlap, a senior at Dunlap High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2020 and awarded a $12,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She will play on the UIS softball team.

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 Dunlap High School, she plays softball and is a member of the National Honor Society, Future Farmers of America and the Ronald McDonald House Teen Council.

“I am choosing UIS because I love the atmosphere on campus along with the small class sizes,” she said. “I also love the atmosphere from the softball team and coaches.”

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to secure a job as an educator in a medium sized school district.

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 21-23 on their ACT or a minimum 1060 SAT score and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 or above.

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 uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.

Students may apply for admission to UIS free of charge for the spring, summer and fall 2020 terms. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Zoie Bowman of Decatur receives a $10,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Zoie Bowman of Decatur, a senior at Meridian High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2020 and awarded a $10,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She will be playing on the UIS Prairie Stars softball team and majoring in exercise science.

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.

“I am choosing UIS because I love the campus and all the school has to offer,” she said. “Also, I am choosing UIS because it is close to home and is allowing me to continue my softball career.”

At Meridian High School, Bowman plays softball and volleyball. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and the Entrepreneurship Club.

Following graduation from UIS, she would like to move somewhere warm and become a physical therapist assistant.

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 an 18-20 on their ACT or a minimum 940 SAT score and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 or above.

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 uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.

Students may apply for admission to UIS free of charge for the spring, summer and fall 2020 terms. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Janet Olujide of Chicago receives a $16,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Janet Olujide of Chicago, a senior at Roger Sullivan High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2020 and awarded a $16,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in legal studies 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 Roger Sullivan High School, she plays on the soccer team and is a member of the Pretty Brown Girl Club, HOSA – Future Health Professionals Club, National Honor Society and Chicago Scholars.

“UIS is different, it's unique in its own way,” said Olujide. “As an undocumented student, UIS offers many opportunities and support for me and others.”

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to attend law 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 $16,000 over four years, students must earn a 21-23 on their ACT or a minimum 1060 SAT score 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 finaid@uis.edu. For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Hailey Zeger of Camdenton, Missouri awarded a $12,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Hailey Zeger of Camdenton, Missouri, a senior at Camdenton High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2020 and awarded a $12,000 Lincoln Merit 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 Camdenton High School, she is a member of DECA, student council and Upward Bound.

“I chose UIS because I want to go to a university with smaller class sizes, but still a more medium campus size,” she said.

Following graduation from UIS, she would like to teach high school English.

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 21-23 on their ACT or a minimum 1060 SAT score and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 or above.

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 uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.

Madaline Roberts of Mount Pulaski awarded an $8,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Madaline Roberts of Mount Pulaski, a senior at Mount Pulaski High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2020 and awarded an $8,000 Lincoln Merit 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 Mount Pulaski High School, she plays basketball and is a member of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), FFA, Yearbook Club and prom committee.

“I chose UIS because it is close to home and I love the campus and class size,” 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 $8,000 over four years, students must earn an 18-20 on their ACT or a minimum 940 SAT score and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.26 or above.

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 uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.

Monday, October 28, 2019

McKayla Bartkiewicz of Princeton receives an $8,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

McKayla Bartkiewicz of Princeton, a senior at Princeton High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2020 and awarded an $8,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She 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.

At Princeton High School, she is a member of the golf team, German Club and the prom committee.

“I am choosing UIS because it is in the perfect spot for all that I want to accomplish,” she said. “It is far enough from home to learn to thrive, but also close enough to be able to see my family regularly. The school is also the perfect size for me and offers everything I am looking for to further my education. I am so beyond excited to learn and further my education at UIS.”

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to intern in Washington, D.C. and later return to school to earn her law degree.

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 $8,000 over four years, students must earn an 18-20 on their ACT or a minimum 940 SAT score and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.26 or above.

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 uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Zanea Spencer of Chicago awarded an $8,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Zanea Spencer of Chicago, a 2019 graduate of Whitney Young Magnet High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded an $8,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years.

At UIS, she plans to major in computer science and play on the UIS Prairie Stars women’s volleyball team. She played volleyball in high school.

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.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to work in the computer science field.

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 $8,000 over four years, students must earn a 21 to 23 on their ACT or a minimum of 1060 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 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/.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

David Ayala of Bogotá, Colombia awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

David Ayala of Bogotá, Colombia, a recent graduate of Miami Dade Virtual School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $10,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. At UIS, he will play on the men’s golf team and major in business administration.

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.

He says he chose UIS because “a friend recommended it and he likes the programs offered.”

Following graduation from UIS, he plans to continue playing golf at the professional level and work in the business field.

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 an 18 to a 20 on their ACT or a minimum of 940 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 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/.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Alonso Meana of Gijón, Spain awarded a $20,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Alonso Meana of Gijón, Spain, a recent graduate of IES Calderon de la Barca, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $20,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. At UIS, he will play on the men’s basketball team and major in business administration.

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.

He played basketball in high school and plans to play pro basketball in Spain following graduation from UIS.

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 $20,000 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 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/.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Jolee Kahl of Springfield awarded a $16,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Jolee Kahl of Springfield, a recent graduate of Lanphier High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $16,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over two years. She plans to major in biology with a focus in pre-medicine at UIS.

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 Lanphier High School, she was a member of the dance and soccer teams. She was also a member of the National Honor Society and Spirit Club.

“I chose UIS because it is close to home and offers a degree in the field I want to study,” said Kahl.

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 two years, students must earn a 21 to 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/.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Briana Wilson of Chatham awarded a $3,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Briana Wilson of Chatham, a recent graduate of Chatham Glenwood High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $3,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over two years. She plans to major in pre-nursing at UIS.

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.

“I chose UIS because my mom went to UIS and it has a great nursing program that has joint opportunities with University of Illinois at Chicago,” she said.

After she earns her nursing degree, Wilson plans to become a traveling nurse and start a family.

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 $3,000 over two years, students must earn an 18 to 20 on their ACT or a minimum of 940 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 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/.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Holly Horrell of Girard receives a $16,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Holly Horrell of Girard, a recent graduate of North Mac High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $16,000 Lincoln Merit 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 North Mac, she was a member of the National Honors Society, Key Club, Spanish Club, Science Club and the student council. She also played on the softball and volleyball teams.

She chose UIS because it is “close to home.” She plans to enter the workforce following graduation from UIS.

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 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/.

Sarahi Porcayo of Cortland receives a $14,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Sarahi Porcayo of Cortland, a recent graduate of Dekalb High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $14,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in biology 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 Dekalb High School, she was a member of the track and cross country teams.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to attend graduate school or work as a veterinary technician.

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 3.76 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/.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Fatima Velasco of Waukegan receives a $16,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Fatima Velasco of Waukegan, a recent graduate of Waukegan High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2019 and awarded a $16,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in accountancy 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 Waukegan High School, she was a member of the National Honor Society; student council; plant/environmental club; The Thirsty Elephant, a literary magazine; and New Global Citizens, which conducted fundraisers to donate to charity.

“UIS offered me a good amount of financial aid,” she said. “It’s also in my state of residency, which was something I wanted. It’s accessible, welcoming and willing to help all of its students. I know I will be part of a good program for my career.”

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 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/.

Wyatt McIntyre of Cantrall receives an $8,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Wyatt McIntyre of Cantrall, a recent graduate of Athens Community High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded an $8,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. He plans to major in exercise 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.

At Athens Community High School, he was a member of the cross country and track and field teams. He was also a member of the Biology Club and Math Team.

Following graduation from UIS, he plans to become an athletic trainer or physical therapist.

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 $8,000 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 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/.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Johnathan Strepek of Elgin receives a $12,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Johnathan Strepek of Elgin, a recent graduate of Dundee-Crown High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2019 and awarded a $12,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. He plans to major in communication 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 Dundee-Crown, he was a member of the wrestling, football and basketball teams. His was also on the debate, poetry slam and ultimate Frisbee teams.

Following graduation from UIS, he hopes to work in government, business management or possibly seek public 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 $12,000 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 3.0 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/.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Max Pernitsky of West Frankfort receives a $12,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Max Pernitsky of West Frankfort, a recent graduate of Frankfort Community High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2019 and awarded a $12,000 Lincoln Merit 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.

At Frankfort Community High School, he was on the football, wrestling and track teams. He was also a member of Youth and Government Program and the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Program (WYSE).

He says he decided to come to UIS because of the political science program. Following graduation, he plans to attend law 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 an 18 to a 20 on their ACT or a minimum of 940 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.76 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 30, 2019

Brandon Tibbs of Havana receives a $14,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Brandon Tibbs of Havana, a recent graduate of Havana High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2019 and awarded a $14,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. He plans to major in computer 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.

At Havana High School, he was a member of the cross country team and set up and ran the video board.

Following graduation from UIS, he plans to work in a field related to computer science.

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 3.76 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/.

Mackenzie Olson of Oswego admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Mackenzie Olson of Oswego, a recent graduate of Oswego High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 classes. She plans to major in medical laboratory science.

At Oswego High School, she was a member of the marching band, jazz band, pep band, BIONIC, TALK, HIKE, student council and the National Art Honor Society. She was also a member of the track team.

“I chose UIS because of its focus on students, involved community, smaller size, wide range of activities and leadership opportunities,” she said.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to study veterinary medicine and eventually start her own private veterinary practice.

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 28, 2019

Zygfried Kurzymski receives a $12,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Zygfried Kurzymski of Park Ridge, a recent graduate of Maine South High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2019 and awarded a $12,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. He plans to major biology with a focus in pre-medicine 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 Maine South High School, he was a member of the cross country and track teams, the Computer Science Club and Hawk Links.

“I chose UIS because it has a fantastic biology program with plenty of research opportunities,” he said.

Following graduation from UIS, he 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 $12,000 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 3.0 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/.

Tatiana Donald of Springfield awarded an $8,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Tatiana Donald of Springfield, a recent graduate of Lanphier High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2019 and awarded an $8,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over two years. She plans to major in pre-nursing at UIS.

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.

“I chose UIS because it is a great school and will be affordable,” she said.

She plans to continue her education, following the completion of the UIS pre-nursing 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 $8,000 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/.

Fernanda Bravo of Dallas, Texas admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Fernanda Bravo of Dallas, Texas, a recent graduate of David W. Carter High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 classes. She plans to major in pre-nursing at UIS.

In high school, she was a member of the marching band, JROTC and the National Honor Society.

“I chose UIS because it is a way to see other cities and is the best for my career of choice,” she said.

Following college graduation, she would like to travel the world and provide aid to needy countries.

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 23, 2019

Thomas George of Springfield receives a full-ride scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Thomas George of Springfield, a senior at Springfield High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a Capital Scholars Honors Program Chancellor’s Full-Ride Scholarship. He plans to major in information systems security.

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 Springfield High, George is a member of the band, jazz band, choir, theater, Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony and the National Honor Society.

“I chose UIS because I like the academic program in my major and the smaller size of UIS,” he said. “I was awarded both academic and music scholarships and I look forward to participating in the Honors Program.”

Following graduation from UIS, he plans to obtain a job in the information systems security field and possibly earn a master’s degree.

The Capital Scholars 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 Capital Scholars Honors Program Chancellor’s Full-Ride Scholarship, the student must earn a 32 to a 36 on their ACT or a minimum of 1450 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 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, May 21, 2019

Malone Smith of Chicago admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Malone Smith of Chicago, a senior at Harlan Community Academy High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 classes. He plans to major in information systems security at UIS.

At Harlan Community Academy High School, he is a member of the track and field team. He is also a member of the advanced drawing and painting and the robotics programs.

“I choice UIS because it’s affordable, is academically qualified for my major and I’ve heard good things about this school,” he said.

Following graduation from UIS, he’d like to work for Northrop Grumman.

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 7, 2019

Cameryn Hodges of Belleville receives an $8,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Cameryn Hodges of Belleville, a senior at Mascoutah High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2019 and awarded an $8,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in communication 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 Mascoutah High, she is a member of the varsity cross country and track and field teams. She is also a member of Girl Scouts of America, Jack and Jill of America Central Region St. Clair County Chapter, Beta Club, Purple Crush Spirit Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Kiburi Na Umoja Club, Good Vibe Tribe Club, Spanish Club, Book Club, Delta Gems, Young Democrats Club, Illinois Democracy School Club, Military Child Club, Ecology Club and Interact Rotary Club. She also serves as a Freshman Mentoring Program coach, transition coach, Indian ambassador and is a member of small group bible study (teen city). She is also involved in the music program playing in the marching band (trumpet), jazz band (trumpet and piano), concert band (trumpet) and gives private piano lessons.

She says she chose UIS because of the “small campus class sizes” and because “professors get to know you.”

Following graduation from UIS, she would like to become a full-time movie video editor and part-time movie director.

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 $8,000 over four years, students must earn an 18 to a 20 on their ACT or a minimum of 940 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.26 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, April 30, 2019

Maksymilian Marciniak of Arlington Heights receives a full-ride scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Maksymilian Marciniak of Arlington Heights, a senior at Rolling Meadows High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a Capital Scholars Honors Program Chancellor’s Full-Ride Scholarship. He plans to major in information systems security.

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 Rolling Meadows High, he is the captain of the varsity wrestling team. He is also part of the Rolling Meadows Daily Announcements team where he has served as anchor, editor and lead editor. He is a member of Rolling Meadows Variety Show where he’s performed speed cubing, rapping and a piano solo. He is a peer minister and proclaimer at his local church.

“I chose UIS because it has a National Security Agency (NSA) designated cybersecurity program,” he said. “Also, the staff is very nice and invested in their students.”

Following graduation from UIS, he plans to get a job in the field of cybersecurity and make music on the side.

The Capital Scholars 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 Capital Scholars Honors Program Chancellor’s Full-Ride Scholarship, the student must earn a 32 to a 36 on their ACT or a minimum of 1450 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 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/.

Jared Enlow of O'Fallon receives a $10,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Jared Enlow of O'Fallon, a senior at O'Fallon Township High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2019 and awarded a $10,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. He plans to major in medical laboratory 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.

At O'Fallon Township High, he is a member of the Spanish Club and Key Club.

Following graduation from UIS, he plans to obtain a job in his field.

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 3.26 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/.

Breanna Hemphill of Oak Forest receives a $6,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Breanna Hemphill of Oak Forest, a senior at Tinley Park High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2019 and awarded a $6,000 Lincoln Merit 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 Tinley Park High, she is a member of the track and golf teams.

Hemphill plans to major in computer science at UIS wants to become a computer security specialist following graduation.

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 $6,000 over four years, students must earn an 18 to a 20 on their ACT or a minimum of 940 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 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/.

Diamon Winters-Taylor of Springfield receives a $10,000 scholarship from UIS

Diamon Winters-Taylor of Springfield, a senior at Springfield High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2019 and awarded a $10,000 Lincoln Merit 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, Winters-Taylor plans to major in accountancy.

She chose UIS because “it’s in my hometown and I love the campus,” 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 $10,000 over four years, students must earn an 18 to a 20 on their ACT or a minimum of 940 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 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/.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Kaytlan Brown of Waverly receives a $16,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Kaytlan Brown of Waverly, a senior at Waverly High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2019 and awarded a $16,000 Lincoln Merit 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.

Brown plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in social work and hopes to work in the field upon her graduation.

At Waverly High School, she is involved as a member of the student council, National Honor Society, Jared’s Keepers and plays softball.

Brown said she specifically chose UIS because of the successful social work 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 $16,000 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, April 23, 2019

Ella Ferguson of Morris receives a $38,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Ella Ferguson of Morris, a senior at Morris Community High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $38,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Dean’s Scholarship. She plans to major in mathematical sciences.

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 Morris High, she plays on the volleyball team and is a member of TROUPE, Interact Club, Mathletes, National Honor Society and Spanish Club.

“I chose UIS because I love the campus and the community feel of the university,” she said.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to work as an accountant or actuary in the business field.

The Capital Scholars 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 Dean’s 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/.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Leigha Watkins of Quincy admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Leigha Watkins of Quincy, a senior at Quincy Senior High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 classes. She plans to major in psychology.

At Quincy High, she is a member of the choir.

“I am choosing UIS because it’s close to home and has great opportunities,” 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.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Angela Denney of Forest Lake, Minnesota receives a $10,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Angela Denney of Forest Lake, Minnesota, a senior at Forest Lake Senior High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $10,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years.

She plans to major in liberal studies and play on the UIS Prairie Stars women’s volleyball team. She currently plays volleyball at Forest Lake Senior High and has been awarded an Athletic Scholarship at UIS.

The Lincoln Merit 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.

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 an 18 to 20 on their ACT or a minimum of 940 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 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, April 4, 2019

Keely Hodgson of Kilbourne receives a $30,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Keely Hodgson of Kilbourne, a senior at Havana 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 exercise 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.

At Havana High, she is involved in jazz band, pep band, flags, marching band, book club, drama club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FFA, Girls H Club, Interact Club, softball, scholastic bowl and student council.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to continue her education and pursue a doctorate of physical therapy degree.

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 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/.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Calista Cox of Alton receives a full-ride scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Calista Cox of Alton, a senior at Alton High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a Capital Scholars Honors Program Chancellor’s Full-Ride Scholarship. She plans to major in biochemistry and play on the UIS Prairie Stars women’s soccer team.

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 Alton High, she plays on the women's varsity soccer team where she was named first team all-conference, academic all-conference and all-sectional. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Biology Club and Spanish Club.

“UIS offers me the opportunity to continue my soccer career while being a part of the Capital Scholars Honors Program and majoring in biochemistry,” she said. “This program will prepare me well for medical school.”

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to attend medical school and work toward becoming either a gynecologist or a pediatric/neonatal surgeon.

The Capital Scholars 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 Capital Scholars Honors Program Chancellor’s Full-Ride Scholarship, the student must earn a 32 to a 36 on their ACT or a minimum of 1450 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 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/.

Arzuraye Horton of Chicago receives a $3,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Arzuraye Horton of Chicago, a senior at Perspectives Leadership Academy, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $3,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over two years. She plans to major in pre-nursing at UIS.

The scholarship is awarded based on GPA and ACT/SAT scores and can be renewed if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

At Perspectives Leadership Academy, she is a cheerleader and plays on the soccer team. She is also a manager for the football and soccer teams and worked concessions during the basketball season.

“I am choosing to attend UIS because I know that this school is best-suited for me to study my major and earn my degree in nursing,” she said. “I am going to have the best resources around to focus on my nursing major. This school has much to provide where I’m able to fit in well.”

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 $3,000 over two years, students must earn an 18 to 20 on their ACT or a minimum of 940 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 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/.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Bushra Ibrahim of Decatur receives a $30,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Bushra Ibrahim of Decatur, a senior at MacArthur 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.

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 MacArthur High, she is a member of the National Honor Society and is part of the scholastic bowl team.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to earn her master’s degree.

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 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/.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Adrian Ishmael of Jacksonville receives a $12,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Adrian Ishmael of Jacksonville, a senior at Jacksonville High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $12,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. He plans to major in computer science.

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 Jacksonville High, he is active in the marching band, jazz band, scholastic bowl and theater.

“UIS is a great option not too far from home with an air of familiarity and a great and diverse community,” he 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 $12,000 over four years, students must earn a 21 to 23 on their ACT or a minimum of 1060 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 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/.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Taylor Ashley of Geneseo admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Taylor Ashley of Geneseo, a senior at Geneseo High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 classes.

At Geneseo High, she is a member of the volleyball and track teams.

“I’m choosing UIS for the incredible academic programs and the amazing opportunities given,” she said.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to obtain a job in her academic field.

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, March 7, 2019

Brianna Costello of Jacksonville admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Brianna Costello of Jacksonville, a senior at PORTA High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 classes. She plans to major in pre-nursing at UIS.

At PORTA High, she plays on the volleyball team and is a cheerleader. She is also a member of the choir and the jazz choir.

“UIS has a wonderful nursing program that is close to home and with personal attention due to smaller class sizes,” she said.

Following graduation, she plans to work as a nurse in central Illinois.

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.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Brian Ross of Chicago admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Brian Ross of Chicago, a senior at UIC College Prep, the LSV Campus of the Noble Network of Charter Schools, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 classes. He plans to major in business administration at UIS.

At UIC College Prep, he is involved in the Comic Book Club, Garden Club and helps with academic assessments.

“I am choosing UIS because I want to create a positive impact on the institution,” he said.

Following graduation, he plans to start his career and “make a positive impact on the world” as he continues his education.

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.

Ayushi Patel of Vadodara, India receives a $32,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Ayushi Patel of Vadodara, India, a senior at Nalanda International School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $32,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship for tuition over 4 years. She plans to major in mathematical sciences.

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 Nalanda International School, she has been involved with state level volleyball, a cultural exchange program to France, inter school discus throw, inter school table tennis and has volunteered at an NGO for the differently-abled.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to work in data analysis.

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 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 3.76.

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, March 1, 2019

Christian McGowan Jerome of Rochester receives a $10,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Christian McGowan Jerome of Rochester, a 2015 graduate of Rochester High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $10,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in pre-nursing.

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.

Following graduation from high school, Jerome joined the Illinois Air National Guard where she currently serves as a medic with the rank of airman first class.

“My time in the Air Force is what helped me realize that I wanted to pursue a career in nursing,” she said. “I really enjoyed caring for patients and getting to know them during the time I spent doing my clinicals for my medic training.”

Outside of the Air Guard, Jerome has been working as a professional hairdresser for the past four years and attended the University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts.

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 an 18 to a 20 on their ACT or a minimum of 940 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 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 26, 2019

Nathan Righi of Pekin receives a $10,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Nathan Righi of Pekin, a senior at Pekin Community High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $10,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. He plans to major in biology with a focus in pre-medicine and play on the UIS Baseball team.

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 Pekin High, Righi plays on the baseball, football and basketball teams. He is also a member of the National Honor Society.

Following graduation, he would like to continue his baseball career or possibly continue his education to become a Physician Assistant.

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 an 18 to a 20 on their ACT or a minimum of 940 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 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/.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Andrew Rittenhouse of Rushville receives a $10,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Andrew Rittenhouse of Rushville, a senior at Rushville-Industry High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $10,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. He plans to major in history.

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 Rushville-Industry High, he plays in the band, performs in the school play and is a member of the Interact Club.

“I’m choosing UIS because it’s affordable, offers great opportunities and has my major in Springfield,” he said.

Following graduation from UIS, he plans to attend graduate school or law 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 $10,000 over four years, students must earn an 18 to a 20 on their ACT or a minimum of 940 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 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/.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Taylor Potrawski of Mascoutah receives a $10,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Taylor Potrawski of Mascoutah, a senior at Mascoutah High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $10,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in biology.

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.

Potrawski is currently a member of the Beta Club, student council, National Honors Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Christian Youth Organization, Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, Outdoor Adventures Club and the Illinois Democracy School Club. She is also a member of the dance team, tennis team and is a manager for the Mascoutah High basketball team. She has also completed many community service projects and worked/volunteered on multiple farms.

Following graduation from UIS, Potrawski would like to continue her education and become a veterinarian working on small farms.

“I have always loved the small town life,” she said. “I enjoy going to the grocery store and running into my school bus driver from elementary school. I desire nothing more than the opportunity to practice as a large animal vet through small communities. UIS being a smaller school in a rural area of Illinois will provide me with the experience and opportunities I need to do well in veterinarian 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 $10,000 over four years, students must earn an 18 to a 20 on their ACT or a minimum of 940 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 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/.

Kristin Hall of Jerseyville awarded a University of Illinois Springfield scholarship

Kristin Hall, a resident of Jerseyville and clinical laboratory science major at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been awarded the Central Illinois Community Blood Center Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Hall said she transferred to UIS specifically for the CLS major.

“The CLS major at UIS is a highly advanced program in comparison to other schools,” says Hall. “I feel like I have already learned so much and I know that there is so much more to come.”

Hall is on track to graduate this May and has already secured a position in the Surgical Pathology Department at Memorial Medical Center.

“I will be an interactive part of the diagnostic process and help people feel better all from behind the comfort of my microscope,” she said. Hall is also considering several graduate programs in pathology.

The Central Illinois Community Blood Center Scholarship is awarded to junior or senior full-time students enrolled in the Clinical Laboratory Science program at UIS. The scholarship is designed to encourage qualified students to pursue careers as blood banking and transfusion medicine technologists.

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.

Sarah Jansen of Highland awarded a University of Illinois Springfield scholarship

Sarah Jansen, a resident of Highland, and sociology/anthropology major at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been awarded the Camerata Music Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Jansen is on the pre-med track at UIS and hopes to work in emergency medicine someday.

She said a knee surgery in high school led to her passion in medicine.

“While in the hospital I was able to see the thought process of the physicians and the flow of the hospital. I learned that I would like to be challenged on a day-to-day basis like these doctors. I also wanted to help others.”

Jansen is a part of the Capital Honors Scholarship program on campus.

“The CAP program helps teach students about using more than one discipline or perspective to solve a problem. I believe this is very important for someone going into the medical field because sometimes it takes more than one specialty physician to come up with a diagnosis or patient care plan.”

Jansen also plays the trumpet in the UIS Band.

UIS Camerata Scholarships are awarded to deserving students who devote time and effort to provide leadership for existing music ensembles and maintain high quality Camerata ensembles. The Music Camerata is a group of non-major music scholarship students who perform in a variety of musical combinations for campus events throughout the academic year.

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/.

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

Andrew Bowman of Carlyle receives a $16,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Andrew Bowman of Carlyle, a senior at Carlyle High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $16,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. He plans to major in accountancy.

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 Carlyle High, he is a member of the National Honor Society, science club, band and scholar bowl. He also plays varsity soccer.

“I decided to come to UIS because it is a good college with the degree program I want to pursue,” he said. “It's close to home and offers a variety of scholarships that make it affordable.”

Following graduation from UIS, he would like to join the FBI.

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 1160 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 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/.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Bradley Walters of Chandlerville receives a $24,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Bradley Walters of Chandlerville, a senior at A-C Central High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $24,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. He plans to major in computer 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.

At A-C Central, he is a member of the scholastic bowl team.

He says he chose UIS “to study computer science close to home” and wants to become a software engineer following graduation.

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 3.76 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, January 22, 2019

Kayla Owens of Chicago admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Kayla Owens 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 pre-nursing.

At Perspectives Academy, she is involved in track and basketball management.

“I feel UIS is a great fit for me and has so much to offer me in my career choice of being a pediatric nurse,” 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.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Emma Curtin of Stonington receives a $30,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Emma Curtin of Stonington, a May 2018 graduate of Taylorville 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 management 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 Taylorville High, she was a member of the student council and the National Honor Society. She was also part of the cross country team and the spring musical.

“I am choosing UIS to be closer to home and to take classes that will challenge me academically, according to my major,” she said.

Following graduation, she plans to earn her master’s degree and enter the workforce.

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 finaid@uis.edu. For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit www.uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Maxwell Schmidtke of Sheboygan receives a $20,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield


Maxwell Schmidtke of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, a senior at North High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $20,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. He plans to major in sports management and play on the UIS Golf team.

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 North High, he plays basketball and golf and is a member of student council.

“I decided to come to UIS because the campus feels like a second home to me,” he said. “The relationship that Coach (Frank) Marsaglia, a couple of the players, and I were able to create over a couple of hours on a campus visit is a prelude to the relationship that we will create over the next four years. I am really looking forward to making an impact on and off the course, and accomplishing the goals that we set as a team.”

Schmidtke is undecided about his future, but would like to start a career related to golf following graduation from UIS.

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 $20,000 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 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/.