Monday, February 8, 2021

Khiya Jones of Flossmoor awarded a $16,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield



Khiya Jones of Flossmoor, a senior at Homewood-Flossmoor 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 Homewood-Flossmoor, she is involved in multi-cultural club, student government and key club.

“I am choosing UIS because I love the small campus size and I’ll be able to connect one-on-one with my professors, which I am excited about,” she said.

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.


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Thomas Bumann of Woodhull awarded a $40,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield



Thomas Bumann of Woodhull, a senior at Alwood High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded a $40,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship. 

The scholarship can be renewed for a total of four years if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

Bumann plans to major in biology with a pre-medicine focus at UIS and play on the Prairie Stars Golf team.

At Alwood High School, he is part of the golf team, concert band, jazz band, scholastic bowl, math team, Spanish club, National Honor Society, L.I.F.E (Leaders Inspiring Future Excellence) and the student council. He’s also part of the school’s musical.

“The University of Illinois Springfield offers quality education, while maintaining a small-school environment,” he said. “The golf and biology programs will provide the appropriate challenge I have been looking for.”

Following graduation from UIS, he plans to attend dental school and become a periodontist.

Capital Scholars Honors Program scholarships are competitive and are based on high school GPA. UIS is not requiring students to submit ACT/SAT scores for the 2021-22 academic year.

The 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. 

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.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Noelle Barnes of Galesburg awarded a $4,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Noelle Barnes of Galesburg, a senior at Galesburg High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded a $4,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in chemistry at UIS.

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 Galesburg High School, she is a part of the choir. 

Barnes chose UIS because she loves “the atmosphere and the opportunities that UIS brings,” she said.

Following graduation, she plans to teach or go into a research position.

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 $4,000 over four years, the student must have an unweighted GPA of 3.00-3.19. 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.


Alexis Miedwig of Chatham awarded an $8,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Alexis Miedwig of Chatham, a senior at Glenwood High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded an $8,000 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.

Miedwig said she chose UIS because of the “close proximity to home and because UIS has a great reputation.” She plans to start a career following graduation. 

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 $8,000 over four years, the student must have an unweighted GPA of 3.20-3.39. 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.