Thursday, November 7, 2019

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 For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit

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