Thursday, November 14, 2019

Kathryn Gleason of Katy, Texas awarded a $14,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Kathryn Gleason of Katy, Texas, a senior at Seven Lakes High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2020 and awarded a $14,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in marketing at UIS and play on the women’s 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 Seven Lakes High School, she has played on the varsity golf team for all four years of high school.

“I want to have my college experience at UIS because it has everything that I could ever want out of an outstanding university,” she said. “From the dorms to the cafeteria to the top rate business programs, UIS is exactly what I was looking for in a college.”

Following graduation from UIS, Gleason plans to earn an additional undergraduate or graduate degree in a specific art 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 $14,000 over four years, students must earn a 24-26 on their ACT or a minimum 1160 SAT score 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 finaid@uis.edu. For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.

Students may apply for admission to UIS free of charge for the spring, summer and fall 2020 terms. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Emma Thomas of Dunlap awarded a $12,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Emma Thomas of Dunlap, a senior at Dunlap High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2020 and awarded a $12,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She will play on the UIS softball 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 Dunlap High School, she plays softball and is a member of the National Honor Society, Future Farmers of America and the Ronald McDonald House Teen Council.

“I am choosing UIS because I love the atmosphere on campus along with the small class sizes,” she said. “I also love the atmosphere from the softball team and coaches.”

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to secure a job as an educator in a medium sized school district.

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 21-23 on their ACT or a minimum 1060 SAT score 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 finaid@uis.edu. For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.

Students may apply for admission to UIS free of charge for the spring, summer and fall 2020 terms. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Zoie Bowman of Decatur receives a $10,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Zoie Bowman of Decatur, a senior at Meridian High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2020 and awarded a $10,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She will be playing on the UIS Prairie Stars softball team and majoring in exercise 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.

“I am choosing UIS because I love the campus and all the school has to offer,” she said. “Also, I am choosing UIS because it is close to home and is allowing me to continue my softball career.”

At Meridian High School, Bowman plays softball and volleyball. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and the Entrepreneurship Club.

Following graduation from UIS, she would like to move somewhere warm and become a physical therapist 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 18-20 on their ACT or a minimum 940 SAT score 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 finaid@uis.edu. For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.

Students may apply for admission to UIS free of charge for the spring, summer and fall 2020 terms. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Janet Olujide of Chicago receives a $16,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Janet Olujide of Chicago, a senior at Roger Sullivan High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2020 and awarded a $16,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in legal studies 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 Roger Sullivan High School, she plays on the soccer team and is a member of the Pretty Brown Girl Club, HOSA – Future Health Professionals Club, National Honor Society and Chicago Scholars.

“UIS is different, it's unique in its own way,” said Olujide. “As an undocumented student, UIS offers many opportunities and support for me and others.”

Following graduation from UIS, she 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 $16,000 over four years, students must earn a 21-23 on their ACT or a minimum 1060 SAT score 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 finaid@uis.edu. For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Hailey Zeger of Camdenton, Missouri awarded a $12,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Hailey Zeger of Camdenton, Missouri, a senior at Camdenton High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2020 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.

At Camdenton High School, she is a member of DECA, student council and Upward Bound.

“I chose UIS because I want to go to a university with smaller class sizes, but still a more medium campus size,” she said.

Following graduation from UIS, she would like to teach high school English.

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 21-23 on their ACT or a minimum 1060 SAT score 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 finaid@uis.edu. For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.

Madaline Roberts of Mount Pulaski awarded an $8,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Madaline Roberts of Mount Pulaski, a senior at Mount Pulaski High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2020 and awarded an $8,000 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 Mount Pulaski High School, she plays basketball and is a member of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), FFA, Yearbook Club and prom committee.

“I chose UIS because it is close to home and I love the campus and class size,” 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 $8,000 over four years, students must earn an 18-20 on their ACT or a minimum 940 SAT score 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 finaid@uis.edu. For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.