Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Sarah Jett of Chatham awarded a $12,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Sarah Jett of Chatham, a senior at Glenwood Senior High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded a $12,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in biology with a pre-medical focus 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 Glenwood Senior High School, she has been a member of the choir all four years. 

“I chose UIS because it is close to home and is low cost,” she said.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to attend veterinary school.

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 $12,000 over four years, the student must have an unweighted GPA of 3.0-3.25. UIS is not requiring students to submit ACT/SAT scores for the 2021-24 academic years.

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.


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