Thursday, August 5, 2021

Janae Campbell of Chicago awarded a $4,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Janae Campbell of Chicago, a recent graduate of Dunbar Vocational Career Academy, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded a $4,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over two years. At UIS, she will major in pre-nursing. 

The scholarship is awarded based on high school GPA and can be renewed for a total of two years if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

In high school, she was the boys basketball team manager and part of the band. She was vice president of the Medical Health and Careers Program and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and was a part of a Red Cross blood donation.

“I chose UIS because they have a wonderful nursing program,” she said.

Following her two years of pre-nursing at UIS, she plans to earn her bachelors of science in nursing (BSN) from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing’s Springfield Regional Campus. She eventually hopes to further her education by earning a medical degree in order to become a pediatrician.

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 two 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 2021-24 academic years.

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 at Contact the UIS Office of Admission at or 217-206-4847 with questions.