Monday, June 3, 2019

Max Pernitsky of West Frankfort receives a $12,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Max Pernitsky of West Frankfort, a recent graduate of Frankfort Community High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2019 and awarded a $12,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. He plans to major in political science at UIS.

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

At Frankfort Community High School, he was on the football, wrestling and track teams. He was also a member of Youth and Government Program and the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Program (WYSE).

He says he decided to come to UIS because of the political science program. Following graduation, he plans to attend law school.

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 $12,000 over four years, students must earn an 18 to a 20 on their ACT or a minimum of 940 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.76 or above.

For more information on scholarships, contact the UIS Office of Financial Assistance at 217/206-6724 or email For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit

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