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/.

Eleni Monroe of Hilliard, Ohio receives a $30,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Eleni Monroe of Hilliard, Ohio, a senior at Hilliard Davidson 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. At UIS, she plans to major in chemistry with a focus in pre-medicine 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 Hilliard Davidson High, she plays golf and is a member of the orchestra and the National Honor Society. She is also a Freshman Focus Leader and a Renaissance Board Member.

“I chose UIS because I liked the campus, the educational opportunities and was offered an opportunity to play golf,” she said.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to attend dental school to eventually become an orthodontist.

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/.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Aaliyah Adams of Chicago admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Aaliyah Adams of Chicago, a senior at Hyde Park Career Academy High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 classes. She plans to major in pre-nursing.

At Hyde Park, she is senior vice president, manager of the football team, part of the one goal group and plans on playing softball.

“I want to attend UIS because when I visited for the first time I felt very comfortable with the people and campus. Everyone was very friendly and nice,” she said.

After she graduates from college, she plans to find a nursing job and go back to school and study chemistry pre-med.

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 Mika of Roselle receives a $12,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Claudia Mika of Roselle, a senior at Lake Park 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.

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.

Mika said UIS was her first choice in colleges. She said it was the right size and affordable.

“UIS just felt like the place I belonged after seeing it for myself," she said.

In high school Mika is involved in a variety of sports including track and field, cross country and girl’s football. She has offered her leadership as a member of the Homecoming Committee and Class Council.

At UIS, she plans to major in business management.

Mika intends to use her degree to pursue a career as a Human Resource Coordinator upon her graduation. "I have a mind for business and tend to carry people's best interest at heart," 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 $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.

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Elizabeth Krasnican of Streator receives a $20,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Elizabeth Krasnican of Streator, a senior at Streator Township 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.

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.

Krasnican said she chose UIS because of its location and size.

“It is a small community that focuses on the students and provides the opportunity for one on one education,” she said. “I also like that the school is focused on clubs rather than football and “big sports."

In high school Krasnican is involved in band, German Club and National Honor Society.

At UIS, she plans to major in psychology and has plans to pursue a career in the field of social work or sociology upon graduation.

“I would like to help people and be a voice for those who feel as if they don’t have one.”

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/.

Ashyla Williams of Springfield admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Ashyla Destiny Williams of Springfield, a senior at Lanphier High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2019 term.

At Lanphier High School Williams was involved as a member of the yearbook staff.

Williams said she chose UIS because it was an affordable education.

“I am choosing UIS to save money and to stay close to home,” she said.

Williams plans to major in nursing and hopes to one day work as a nurse in the local health care system.

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 onlinwww.uis.edu/admissions.
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Sam Rodriguez of Waukegan admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Sam Rodriguez of Waukegan, a senior at Waukegan High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2019 term.

At Waukegan High School, Rodriguez participates in various art programs including the school’s Card Board Club.

He said he chose UIS because of its proximity to home.

“I wanted to go to a school that was away from home, but not too far away,” he said.

Rodriguez will major in the visual arts and hopes to someday become an art teacher.

“I intend on becoming an art teacher to show young adults how to express themselves through art,” he 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.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Nevalah Erving of Chicago receives a $14,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Nevalah Erving of Chicago, a senior at Alcott 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. At UIS, she plans to major in biology, with a focus in pre-medicine.

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 Alcott High, she is a member of the debate, cross country and basketball teams. She also started a horror movies club and is president of Best Buddies, an organization dedicated to ending discrimination against people with intellectual development disorders. She also served as head of homecoming coordination and attends Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) classes.

“I’m choosing UIS because it feels like home to me,” she said. “From the moment I first heard about it to now, that home feeling has been there. I was born and raised in Chicago, so Springfield isn’t far from my original home. I get to still see family and go to events.”

Following graduation from UIS, Erving 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 $14,000 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 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 8, 2019

Nicole Cowin of Kilbourne awarded a University of Illinois Springfield scholarship

Nicole Cowin, a resident of Kilbourne and psychology major at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been awarded the James L. Lundquist Memorial Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Cowin, who grew up in a small town, said she chose UIS for the size of the campus and student body.

“The University of Illinois Springfield has really helped me find my place and I have made some amazing connections with the staff that will last a lifetime,” she said.

During the summer of 2018, Cowin studied abroad in Japan.

“The opportunity helped broadened my cultural horizon and helped me see the world differently and how others live,” she said.

Cowin is majoring in psychology, and would like to use her degree to help children with disabilities.

She plans to continue her education pursuits with a master’s degree and hopes to someday have her own equine therapy practice.

“I would love to bring my two loves together, helping people and horses,” said Cowin. “It would be my dream career.”

The James L. Lundquist Memorial Scholarship was established to honor former A.G. Edwards vice-president of investments and financial consultant James Lundquist. The scholarship supports students who are studying abroad.

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.

Amanda Greenley of Manteno awarded a University of Illinois Springfield scholarship

Amanda Greenley, a resident of Manteno and psychology major at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been awarded the Polly Roesch Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Greenley, a freshman, said she decided to pursue a career in psychiatry while she was a high school student.

She said her personal experience as a child of a military family with multiple moves, parents who divorced while she was in middle school and the challenges of growing up led her to want to help others.

“There is a lack of understanding about the study of psychology and its benefits. Getting help is perceived as a sign of weakness. I want to be a part of the movement that changes that perception.”

Greenley plans to continue her education at medical school to become a medical doctor of psychiatry.

She is interested in working in the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the FBI.

The Polly Roesch Music Scholarship was established to honor the life of the former civic leader.

Students receiving the scholarship must participate in music groups and programs while attending classes at UIS.

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.

Delvon Johnson of Montgomery admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Delvon Johnson of Montgomery, a senior at Oswego High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 classes. He plans to major in computer science at UIS.

“I feel UIS is the right place for me to accelerate my knowledge in the computer science field,” he said. “The learning experience and development of my education is key to my future, and UIS can help me with that.”

At Oswego High, he is involved in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Program.

Following graduation, he says he plans to start “a career that will benefit me the most long-term.”

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, January 7, 2019

Andrew Sweetalla of Appleton receives a $6,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Andrew Sweetalla of Appleton, Wisconsin, a senior at Appleton East 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. He will play on the UIS Prairie Stars baseball team and 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 Appleton East, he plays baseball and is involved in student council and other volunteer groups.

“I am choosing UIS because it felt like home when I stepped onto campus,” he said. “I’m coming to play baseball and after my visit, I knew that UIS would be my new home.”

Following graduation from UIS, he plans to become a certified public accountant (CPA).

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.

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/.