Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Janet Olujide of Chicago receives a $16,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Janet Olujide of Chicago, a senior at Roger Sullivan High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2020 and awarded a $16,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in legal studies 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 Roger Sullivan High School, she plays on the soccer team and is a member of the Pretty Brown Girl Club, HOSA – Future Health Professionals Club, National Honor Society and Chicago Scholars.

“UIS is different, it's unique in its own way,” said Olujide. “As an undocumented student, UIS offers many opportunities and support for me and others.”

Following graduation from UIS, she 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 $16,000 over four years, students must earn a 21-23 on their ACT or a minimum 1060 SAT score 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 finaid@uis.edu. For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.

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