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 For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit

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