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/.

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