Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Zanea Spencer of Chicago awarded an $8,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Zanea Spencer of Chicago, a 2019 graduate of Whitney Young Magnet High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded an $8,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years.

At UIS, she plans to major in computer science and play on the UIS Prairie Stars women’s volleyball team. She played volleyball in high school.

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.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to work in the computer science field.

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 $8,000 over four years, students must earn a 21 to 23 on their ACT or a minimum of 1060 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 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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