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 For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit

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

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