Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Alexis Hogan Hobson of White Hall awarded a University of Illinois Springfield scholarship

Alexis Hogan Hobson, a resident of White Hall and biology, pre-med major at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been awarded the Daniel A. and Carolyn Schnirring Dungan Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Hobson said she chose biology and pre-med because it will equip her to enter medical school after graduation, where she hopes to specialize in family medicine or psychiatry.

Hobson also has a passion for singing. She was involved in high school chorus before coming to UIS and is now involved in the chorus on campus.

“Singing is one of my greatest passions and I’m so blessed and grateful to be able to pursue singing along with my education and other hobbies,” she said.

That passion for music is what made her eligible for the Daniel A. and Carolyn Schnirring Dungan Scholarship, which is awarded to an undergraduate student who is involved in Visual Arts or the music program at UIS.

Inspired by their own children, the Dungans believe a strong education requires students to balance both academics and arts.

“A scholarship sets students on a path,” said Carolyn. “That’s what is really important to us, that these kids get the opportunity for an education.”

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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