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 For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit

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