Monday, October 28, 2019

McKayla Bartkiewicz of Princeton receives an $8,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

McKayla Bartkiewicz of Princeton, a senior at Princeton High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2020 and awarded an $8,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She 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 Princeton High School, she is a member of the golf team, German Club and the prom committee.

“I am choosing UIS because it is in the perfect spot for all that I want to accomplish,” she said. “It is far enough from home to learn to thrive, but also close enough to be able to see my family regularly. The school is also the perfect size for me and offers everything I am looking for to further my education. I am so beyond excited to learn and further my education at UIS.”

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to intern in Washington, D.C. and later return to school to earn her law degree.

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 an 18-20 on their ACT or a minimum 940 SAT score and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.26 or above.

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