Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Ramsey Armstrong of Charleston awarded a $12,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Ramsey Armstrong of Charleston, a senior at Charleston High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester 2020 and awarded a $12,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years.

She plans to major in biology with a pre-medical focus and play on the UIS Prairie Stars softball 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 Charleston High School, she plays on the softball and volleyball teams. She is also a member of the Science Club and National Honor Society.

“I’m choosing UIS because I really enjoyed the campus and the softball program,” said Armstrong.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to attend medical 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 18-20 on their ACT or a minimum 940 SAT score 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 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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