Thursday, November 30, 2017

Breyanna Genenbacher of Camp Point awarded a University of Illinois Springfield scholarship

Breyanna Genenbacher, a resident of Camp Point and chemistry education major at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been awarded the Ann. M and Raymond Pearson Capital Scholars Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Genenbacher, who also plays softball for UIS, said she became interested in teaching chemistry when she was a chemistry student in high school.

“I want to give students the love for chemistry that I have and hopefully make a difference in their lives,” she said.

Growing up in a small town, Genenbacher said she was looking for a college experience with a small-town feel.

During one campus visit, she was able to strike up a conversation with a UIS chemistry professor. “It made me realize UIS is where I belong,” she said.

She hopes to return to her hometown to teach high school chemistry after graduation.

To qualify for the Ann M. and Raymond Pearson Capital Scholars Scholarship, incoming freshman must also be part of the Capitol Scholars program. The Pearson scholarship is renewable for up to four years of each recipient’s full-time enrollment.

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 The deadline to apply for institutional scholarships is February 15, 2018.

If you are interested in creating a scholarship, please contact the UIS Office of Advancement at 217/206-6058 or

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