Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Emily Hager of Belleville receives a $7,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Emily Hager of Belleville, a 2018 graduate of Belleville West High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2018 and awarded a $7,000 Lincoln Scholarship for tuition over two years.

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

At UIS, Hager will major in pre-nursing with plans to transfer to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing Springfield Regional Campus (located on the UIS campus) her junior year.

At Belleville West, she was a member of the National Honor Society, Harambee, Volunteer West, Spanish Honor Society and Spanish Club. She was also a member of the Office Occupations Club/Class.

All incoming UIS freshmen are eligible to apply for Lincoln Merit Scholarships. The amount awarded is based upon the incoming student’s ACT or SAT score. To receive $7,000 over two years, students must earn a 21 to a 23 on their ACT or a minimum of 1060 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 4.0 or above.

For more information on scholarships, contact the UIS Office of Financial Assistance at 217/206-6724 or email finaid@uis.edu. For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit www.uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.

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