Thursday, November 14, 2019

Kathryn Gleason of Katy, Texas awarded a $14,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Kathryn Gleason of Katy, Texas, a senior at Seven Lakes High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2020 and awarded a $14,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in marketing at UIS and play on the women’s golf team.

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 Seven Lakes High School, she has played on the varsity golf team for all four years of high school.

“I want to have my college experience at UIS because it has everything that I could ever want out of an outstanding university,” she said. “From the dorms to the cafeteria to the top rate business programs, UIS is exactly what I was looking for in a college.”

Following graduation from UIS, Gleason plans to earn an additional undergraduate or graduate degree in a specific art 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 $14,000 over four years, students must earn a 24-26 on their ACT or a minimum 1160 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

Students may apply for admission to UIS free of charge for the spring, summer and fall 2020 terms. Apply online at

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