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 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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