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/.