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 For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit

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