Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Ashley Wachter of McHenry awarded a $16,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield



Ashley Wachter of McHenry, a senior at McHenry West High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded a $16,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. 

The scholarship is awarded based on high school GPA and can be renewed for a total of four years if the student maintains college GPA requirements. 

At McHenry West High School, she is a member of the National Honors Society, Spanish Honors Society, Key Club, the student leadership team and student council. She also plays varsity girls basketball and varsity girls golf. 

“I chose UIS because of the women’s basketball program, the family atmosphere, and the many opportunities they offer to further my academic and athletic careers,” she said. 

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to earn a master’s degree and be involved in her community. 

All undergraduate first year students are automatically eligible for Lincoln Merit Scholarships. These scholarships are automatically applied upon admission and are based solely on high school GPA. In order to receive $16,000 over four years, the student must have an unweighted GPA of 3.40-3.59. UIS is not requiring students to submit ACT/SAT scores for the 2021-22 academic year. 

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 at uis.edu/apply. Contact the UIS Office of Admission at admissions@uis.edu or 217-206-4847 with questions.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Kayli Ward of Hillsboro awarded $40,000 in scholarships from the University of Illinois Springfield

Kayli Ward of Hillsboro, a May 2020 graduate of Hillsboro High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2020 and awarded a $30,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She is also the recipient of a one-time $10,000 University of Illinois System President's Award Program scholarship.

The Lincoln Merit 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.

The President’s Award Program aims to enroll highly capable students who have been admitted to one of the U of I campuses and are members of historically underrepresented groups and groups that have been less likely to enroll at the University.

At Hillsboro High School, Ward played volleyball and basketball and was a member of the student council and National Honor Society.

“I chose UIS because I wanted a quality education for a reasonable price,” she said. “I like that it is a small campus that makes me feel at home.”

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 $30,000 over four years, students must earn a 27-29 on their ACT or a minimum 1280 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/.

Students may apply for admission to UIS free of charge for the fall 2020 term. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Katie Walston of Baytown, Texas awarded a $14,000 University of Illinois Springfield scholarship

Katie Walston of Baytown, Texas, a May 2020 graduate of Tarkington 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 will major in history 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.

While in high school, she was involved in FFA and ROTC.

She chose UIS because of the “history of the school and nearby family.”

Following graduation, 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 $14,000 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 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/.

Students may apply for admission to UIS free of charge for the fall 2020 term. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Dhara Patel of Taylorville awarded a $28,000 UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship

Dhara Patel of Taylorville, a May 2020 graduate of Taylorville High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2020 and awarded a $28,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship for tuition over 4 years.

At UIS, she plans to major in biology with a focus on pre-medicine.

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 Taylorville High School, she was part of the National Honor Society, student council and Chem Club.

She chose UIS because it is “close to home, less tuition and you earn a University of Illinois degree.”

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to attend medical school.

The CAP Honors Program is a selective undergraduate program combining high standards and emphasis on excellence with a small residential college model, enrolling only about 100 first-year students each year.

The program brings together intellectually strong students with talented, dedicated faculty to create a unique academic environment within the greater UIS community.

Capital Scholar Honors students participate in an interdisciplinary core curriculum designed to prepare students for their major and provide leadership opportunities.

In order to receive a $28,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship, the student 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 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 fall 2020 term. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Aysa Williams of Springfield awarded a $14,000 University of Illinois Springfield scholarship

Aysa Williams of Springfield, a May 2020 graduate of Lanphier 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.

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 chose UIS because I want to stay close to home and there’s really good opportunities here,” she said.

Following graduation, she plans to start a full-time 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 $14,000 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 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/.

Students may apply for admission to UIS free of charge for the fall 2020 term. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Rachel Mellott of Charleston awarded $52,000 in scholarships from the University of Illinois Springfield

Rachel Mellott of Charleston, a May 2020 graduate of Charleston High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield as a public policy major for Fall Semester 2020 and awarded $52,000 in scholarships.

Mellott was awarded a $12,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for four years ($3,000 per academic year), which is renewable if the student maintains GPA requirements. She was also awarded a $40,000 Camerata Music Performance Scholarship for four years ($10,000 per academic year), which is renewable if requirements are met.

At Charleston High School, she performed with the choir and was part of the theatre program.

“I am excited to be part of the Camerata Music Program because I was in choir for eight years, and theatre for twelve years,” she said. “This scholarship will make all of the hard work over the last twelve years worth it.”

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to earn a master’s degree.

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 18-20 on their ACT or a minimum 940 SAT score and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.76 or above.

The Camerata Music Performance Scholarship is for non-music majors who wish to perform in UIS Music ensembles. Students must submit a resume and participate in a live performance audition to obtain the scholarship. Camerata students perform in a variety of musical combinations for campus events throughout the academic year.

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 fall 2020 term. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Abigail Patton of Palatine awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Abigail Patton of Palatine, a senior at Palatine High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2020 and awarded a $5,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over two years. At UIS, she plans to major in pre-nursing.

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.

At Palatine High School, she is involved in Tri-M, gymnastics and orchestra. She chose UIS because of the nursing program and location.

Following her two years of pre-nursing at UIS, she plans to earn her bachelors of science in nursing (BSN) from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing’s Springfield Regional Campus. After earning her degree, she plans to work as a nurse in either labor and delivery or the emergency room.

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 $5,000 over two years, students must earn a 21-23 on their ACT or a minimum 1060 SAT score and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.26 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 summer and fall 2020 terms. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Kelsie Burrows of Freeburg awarded a $20,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Kelsie Burrows of Freeburg, a senior at Freeburg High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2020 and awarded a $20,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. At UIS, she plans to major in exercise science and play on the Prairie Stars 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 Freeburg High School, she played softball all four years and was a basketball manager her senior year. She was also a member of the National Honor Society.

“I chose UIS because I wanted to be close to home and have the opportunity to play softball,” she said.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to attend an accredited physical therapy 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 $20,000 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 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/.

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

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Kacey Tillery of Franklin awarded a $38,000 UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship

Kacey Tillery of Franklin, a senior at Franklin High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2020 and awarded a $38,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship for tuition over 4 years. At UIS, she plans to major in accountancy.

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 Franklin High School, she plays on the volleyball team and is a member of the National Honor Society, student council, FFA, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Spanish Club and 4-H.

“I chose UIS because I like that it is big enough to offer the opportunities that a large university will offer, yet small enough to feel like a small college and have a supportive community,” she said.

The CAP Honors Program is a selective undergraduate program combining high standards and emphasis on excellence with a small residential college model, enrolling only about 100 first-year students each year.

The program brings together intellectually strong students with talented, dedicated faculty to create a unique academic environment within the greater UIS community.

Capital Scholar Honors students participate in an interdisciplinary core curriculum designed to prepare students for their major and provide leadership opportunities.

In order to receive a $38,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship, the student must earn a 27 to a 29 on their ACT or a minimum of 1280 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 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 summer and fall 2020 terms. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Tatianya Joseph of Chicago awarded an $8,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Tatianya Joseph of Chicago, a senior at Crete-Monee 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.

At UIS, she plans to major in biology with a focus in pre-medicine.

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 Crete-Monee High School, she is a cheerleader and part of the math team and student council/government.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to attend medical 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 $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/.

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

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Ana Pascual of Elgin awarded a $20,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Ana Pascual of Elgin, a senior at Elgin High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2020 and awarded a $20,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. At UIS, she plans to major in communication.

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 Elgin High School, she has served as captain of the speech and drama team, captain of the Radio Club, and as a member of the National Honors Society and French National Honors Society. She also served on the student and class council and was manager for the boys track and cross country team.

At UIS, she hopes to intern at a radio station and become a journalist following graduation.

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 24-26 on their ACT or a minimum 1160 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/.

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

Monday, April 6, 2020

Jocelyn Nordwall of Jacksonville awarded a $7,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield


Jocelyn Nordwall of Jacksonville, a senior at Jacksonville High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2020 and awarded a $7,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over two years. At UIS, she plans to major in pre-nursing.

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.

At Jacksonville High School, she was a member of the football cheer, basketball cheer and competition cheer teams. She was also a member of the National English Honor Society and did competitive dance at Stevens School of Dance and Gymnastics.

“I chose UIS because it’s close to home and has a good nursing program,” she said.

Following her two years of pre-nursing at UIS, she plans to earn her bachelors of science in nursing (BSN) from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing’s Springfield Regional Campus. After earning her degree she plans to work as an obstetrics (OB) nurse.

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 $7,000 over two years, students must earn a 21-23 on their ACT or a minimum 1060 SAT score and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.76 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 summer and fall 2020 terms. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Alice Abegunde of Homewood awarded a $10,000 University of Illinois Springfield scholarship

Alice Abegunde of Homewood, a senior at Homewood-Flossmoor 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. At UIS, she plans to major in criminology and criminal justice.

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 Homewood-Flossmoor High School, she is a member of the mock trial team, student government, National Honor Society and leads the Friends of Rachel Club.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans on becoming a homicide detective. Her long-term goal is to open a 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 $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 summer and fall 2020 terms. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Jeanette Jones of Chicago awarded an $8,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Jeanette Jones of Chicago, a senior at Perspectives Leadership Academy, 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. At UIS, she plans to major in criminology and criminal justice.

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 Perspectives Leadership Academy, she is a member of the step team, volleyball team, yearbook and digital photography club.

“I chose UIS based on the many different courses for each major,” she said.

Following graduation from UIS, she plan on starting her career and hopes to one day open her own law firm.

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/.

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

Rudie Logerquist of Chatham awarded a $20,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Rudie Logerquist of Chatham, a senior at Glenwood Senior High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2020 and awarded a $20,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. At UIS, she plans to major in legal studies.

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 Glenwood Senior High School, she plays softball and is a member of the marching band, concert band (clarinet, piano and violin) and color guard.

“I chose UIS because it is close to home, offers small class sizes, athletics and great programs,” said Logerquist, whose mother is a UIS alum.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to attend a law school and pursue a career in corporate or business law. 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 24-26 on their ACT or a minimum 1160 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/.

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

Monday, March 16, 2020

Cynthia Santizo of Chicago awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Cynthia Santizo of Chicago, a senior at Disney II Magnet 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. At UIS, she plans to major in psychology.

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 Disney II Magnet High School, she is a member of the soccer, tennis and volleyball teams. She is also a senior advisor on the student council and a member of the Spanish Club.

“I chose UIS because it’s a great school that actually considers a student’s grades over the four years and my GPA as well,” she said. “In addition, this school is great and has awesome opportunities overall.”

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to continue studying and find an internship at a clinic or elsewhere to gain experience.

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 summer and fall 2020 terms. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Madison Fugnitti of Pawnee awarded a $12,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Madison Fugnitti of Pawnee, a senior at Pawnee 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. At UIS, she plans to major in legal studies.

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 Pawnee High School, she is a cheerleader and a member of the National Honor Society, Student Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and yearbook.

“I chose UIS because I love the campus,” she said. “I am looking forward to attending a university with the prestige of the U of I, but with small classes and close to home.”

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to obtain her law degree.

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 18-20 on their ACT or a minimum 940 SAT score 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 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 summer and fall 2020 terms. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Mercedes Bryant of Springfield awarded a $16,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Mercedes Bryant of Springfield, a senior at Lanphier 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. At UIS, she plans to major in biochemistry.

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 Lanphier High School, she plays soccer and is a member of the Student Government Association and National Honor Society.

“I am choosing UIS because I think it is the best option for me,” she said.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to attend medical school in order to become a pediatric oncologist.

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/.

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

Friday, February 7, 2020

Brooke Meador of Virden awarded a $20,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Brooke Meador of Virden, a senior at North Mac High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2020 and awarded a $20,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. At UIS, she plans to major 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.

At North Mac High School, she plays basketball and softball. She is also a member of Key Club and the National Honor Society.

She chose UIS because “the school is close to home and I like the campus atmosphere,” she said.

Following graduation, she plans to become an athletic trainer in a high school or college setting.

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 24-26 on their ACT or a minimum 1160 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/.

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

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Kayla Thomas of Decatur awarded four University of Illinois Springfield scholarships

Kayla Thomas, a resident of Decatur, and English major at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been awarded the following scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year: The AAUW-Sandra G. Hockenyos Scholarship, the AAUW-Wanda Chapel Scholarship, the Kathryn G. Patton Scholarship and the James L. Lundquist Memorial Scholarship.

Thomas has a passion for writing. She believes that sharing stories is rebellious and can change the world. “I believe that by reading what has come before, we get a glimpse of what the world was, is, and what it could be,” she said.

Following graduation, Thomas plans to pursue a career as an editor in an independent publishing house. She also plans to be a prison educator. “I plan to bring the narratives of those who cannot get their stories out to the world,” she said.

Thomas said UIS has allowed her to flourish as a writer. “My confidence has grown and my personal motivation and purpose in life has become clearer.”

The AAUW-Sandra G. Hockenyos Scholarship was established in honor of a former president of the organization whose commitment to community service and public education included the establishment of a Saturday morning enrichment program for academically tenacious students.

The AAWU-Wanda Chapel Scholarship honors a former president of the organization both at the local and state level. Chapel is credited with increasing civic and community involvement, including the first statewide Legislation Day.

Recipients of the Kathryn G. Patton Scholarship must be an English or Visual Arts major with a demonstrated sense of social and civic responsibility.

The James L. Lundquist Scholarship honors a man who, after a successful career as a financial consultant, volunteered as a member of the UIS Development Advisory Committee and was recognized for his leadership. The Lundquist scholarship is given to students studying to be teachers.

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. The deadline to apply for institutional scholarships is February 15, 2020.

If you are interested in creating a scholarship, please contact the UIS Office of Advancement at 217/206-6058 or giftinfo@uis.edu.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Sterling Armstrong of Lake Barrington awarded a $26,000 UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship

Sterling Armstrong of Lake Barrington, a senior at Barrington Community High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2020 and awarded a $26,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship for tuition over 4 years. At UIS, he plans to major in management.

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 Barrington Community High School, he plays on the baseball team. He is also plays for the Illinois Indians Travel Baseball Team, part of the Illinois Travel Baseball Club.

The CAP Honors Program is a selective undergraduate program combining high standards and emphasis on excellence with a small residential college model, enrolling only about 100 first-year students each year.

The program brings together intellectually strong students with talented, dedicated faculty to create a unique academic environment within the greater UIS community.

Capital Scholar Honors students participate in an interdisciplinary core curriculum designed to prepare students for their major and provide leadership opportunities.

In order to receive a $26,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship, the student must earn a 24 to a 26 on their ACT or a minimum of 1160 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.76 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 summer and fall 2020 terms. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Savannah Lashbrook of Marshall awarded an $18,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Savannah Lashbrook of Marshall, a senior at Marshall Community High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2020 and awarded an $18,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. At UIS, she plans to major in elementary education.

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 Marshall Community High School, she is a member of the volleyball and track teams. She is also part of the Marshall Leadership Team, Interact Service Club, Peers Actively Leading and Serving and International Club.

“I chose UIS because I love the campus and how welcoming everyone is,” she said. “I am excited for the art program at UIS. It is a big campus experience with less students, making for a great student-teacher ratio.”

Following graduation, she hopes to become an elementary school teacher, possibly teaching art.

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 $18,000 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 3.76 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 summer and fall 2020 terms. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Amine Medmoun of Chicago awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Amine Medmoun of Chicago, a senior at Bartlett 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.

At UIS, he plans to major in computer 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.

He currently plays varsity soccer at Bartlett High School. Following graduation from UIS, he plans to finish his studies and play professional soccer.

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 a 21-23 on their ACT or a minimum 1060 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/.

Ashton Rigg of Bluffs awarded an $8,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Ashton Rigg of Bluffs, a senior at Bluffs 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.

At UIS, he plans to major in criminology and criminal justice.

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 chose UIS because “it has the program for which I am interested,” he said.

Following graduation, he plans a career in law enforcement.

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/.

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

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Delainee Gibson of Clarksville, Tennessee awarded a $32,000 UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship

Delainee Gibson of Clarksville, Tennessee, a senior at West Creek High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2020 and awarded a $32,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship for tuition over 4 years.

At UIS, she plans to major in accountancy and play on the UIS Prairie Stars volleyball 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 West Creek High School, she is a member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Math Club and SHH. She also plays on the volleyball and basketball teams.

“I’m choosing UIS because of the good environment and volleyball,” she said.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to become a CPA.

The CAP Honors Program is a selective undergraduate program combining high standards and emphasis on excellence with a small residential college model, enrolling only about 100 first-year students each year.

The program brings together intellectually strong students with talented, dedicated faculty to create a unique academic environment within the greater UIS community.

Capital Scholar Honors students participate in an interdisciplinary core curriculum designed to prepare students for their major and provide leadership opportunities.

In order to receive a $32,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship, the student must earn a 27 to a 29 on their ACT or a minimum of 1280 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 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 summer and fall 2020 terms. Apply online at uis.edu/admissions/applytoday/.

Kirsten Callaway of Germantown Hills awarded a University of Illinois Springfield scholarship

Kirsten Callaway, a resident of Germantown Hills, and medical laboratory science major at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been awarded the Central Illinois Community Blood Center Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Callaway said she chose a degree in laboratory science because it combines her interest of learning the complexities of the human body, the biology of bacteria and the chemistry behind life.

“I believe I can research solutions to the many issues in the field of medicine that cost people their lives,” she said.

After graduation, Callaway said she plans to pursue a graduate degree and eventually a Ph.D. “Ultimately I would like to perform medical research,” said Callaway. “I believe there is a major lack of quality diagnostic testing for many diseases and cancers, as evidenced by the many diseases which can only be detected in the late stages.”

The Central Illinois Blood Center Scholarship is awarded to a deserving junior or senior student enrolled full time in the medical laboratory science program at UIS. The scholarship is designed to encourage qualified students to pursue careers as blood banking and transfusion medicine technologists.

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.


Emily Zimmerman of Cary awarded dual University of Illinois Springfield scholarships

Emily Zimmerman, a resident of Cary, and medical laboratory science major at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been awarded the Central Illinois Community Blood Center Scholarship and the Health Professions Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Zimmerman said an interest in medical television shows in her youth, and her AP Biology class in high school, led her to UIS, where she discovered she could major in laboratory science.

“It is so unique and only offered at a few schools,” she said. Zimmerman plans to pursue a Medical Laboratory Scientist certification upon graduation.

She said one of her most memorable times at UIS was volunteering with her Medical Laboratory Science Club for the MLK Day of Service at the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield. “It was so rewarding,” she said. “It was also an interesting perspective for the MLS Club because we are normally behind the scenes of the treatment of these children and that day, we were behind the scenes in a different way.”

The Central Illinois Blood Center Scholarship is awarded to a deserving junior or senior student enrolled full-time in the medical laboratory science program at UIS. The scholarship is designed to encourage qualified students to pursue careers as blood banking and transfusion medicine technologists.

The Health Professions Scholarship was established to benefit deserving students seeking a degree in the health sciences.

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.


Abigail Frohning of Sainte Marie awarded a University of Illinois Springfield scholarship

Abigail Frohning, a resident of Sainte Marie and medical laboratory science major at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been awarded the Central Illinois Community Blood Center Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Frohning said a job-shadowing opportunity in high school is what piqued her interested in laboratory science. “I was always interested in science and how things worked and why,” she said. “During that day I looked at real blood samples underneath a microscope, made my own slides and learned how to make cultures. All of these things give technicians an answer.”

Further research into the field and education requirements led her to UIS.

While taking undergraduate classes, Frohning also plans to work as a Medical Laboratory Technician and eventually be involved in research. “I think innovation and learning more about the field in which I work is a very important part of expanding my knowledge and the knowledge of others.”

The Central Illinois Blood Center Scholarship is awarded to a deserving junior or senior student enrolled full time in the Medical Laboratory Science program at UIS. The scholarship is designed to encourage qualified students to pursue careers as blood banking and transfusion medicine technologists.

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.

The deadline to apply for institutional scholarships is February 15, 2020.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Jade Anderson of Chatham awarded a $30,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Jade Anderson of Chatham, a senior at Glenwood Senior High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2020 and awarded a $30,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years.

At UIS, she plans to major in communication and be part of the UIS cross country and track and field teams.

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 Glenwood, she is a member of the varsity cross country and track and field teams. She is also part of CrossFit XLT, Glenwood’s “Titan Fever” Show Choir and The Titan Torch. Outside of school, she works for the Chatham Clarion newspaper.

“I really love the communication program offered at UIS, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to run for UIS,” she said. “I love the team atmosphere - the coaches and the team members - and the sport!”

Following graduation from UIS, she wants to become a journalist.

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 $30,000 over four years, students must earn a 27-29 on their ACT or a minimum 1280 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/.

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/.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Maxwell Schmidtke of Sheboygan awarded dual University of Illinois Springfield scholarships

Maxwell Schmidtke, a resident of Sheboygan, Wisconsin and sports management major at the
University of Illinois Springfield has been awarded the Byron Booth Memorial Scholarship and Robert and Marilyn Uteg Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Schmidtke said he chose sports management because of his love for math and golf. He is a member of the UIS Men’s Golf Team.

“Getting a degree in this field of study will allow me to play competitive golf in college and become PGA Professional after college,” he said.

Upon graduation, Schmidtke plans to become a certified PGA Professional. “I hope to work at a golf course and make an impact on the lives of others,” he said. He also hopes to play in a major championship in the future. “Working as a PGA Professional will give me the resources necessary to improve my skills and ultimately accomplish this lifelong goal,” he said.

The Bryon Booth Memorial Scholarship is awarded to first-year students at UIS. Students transitioning from high school to a university benefit from speakers and service opportunities, which aid in retention and success rates.

The Robert and Marilyn Uteg Scholarship honors a couple who were dedicated to customer service. Robert spent 31 years as an A.G. Edwards & Sons investment manager, and Marilyn worked her entire life for AT&T. Bob Uteg once defined success as, “finding happiness not only in your own lives, but in helping others to be happy also.” The Uteg scholarship is awarded to a high-merit freshman student at UIS.

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. The deadline to apply for institutional scholarships is February 15, 2020.

If you are interested in creating a scholarship, please contact the UIS Office of Advancement at 217/206-6058 or giftinfo@uis.edu.

Nicholas Neuber of Pawnee awarded a $20,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Nicholas Neuber of Pawnee, a senior at Pawnee High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2020 and awarded a $20,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. At UIS, he plans to major in computer 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.

At Pawnee High School, he is a member of the football, track and Scholastic Bowl teams. He is also part of the National Honor Society, Principal’s Advisory Council and Student Council.

He says he’s choosing UIS because “it’s affordable, local and just overall convenient.”

Following graduation from UIS, he would like to work for a big company, such as Apple or Microsoft.

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 24-26 on their ACT or a minimum 1160 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/.

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/.

Emily Kellum of Cape Girardeau, Missouri awarded a $4,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Emily Kellum of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, a senior at Notre Dame Regional High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2020 and awarded a $4,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over two years.

At UIS, she plans to major in pre-nursing.

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.

At Notre Dame Regional High School, she plays on the basketball and soccer teams.

She chose UIS to be “close to home” and plans to enter the work force as a nurse following graduation.

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 $4,000 over two years, students must earn a 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/.

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/.