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 For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit

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

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