Monday, January 6, 2020

Maxwell Schmidtke of Sheboygan awarded dual University of Illinois Springfield scholarships

Maxwell Schmidtke, a resident of Sheboygan, Wisconsin and sports management major at the
University of Illinois Springfield has been awarded the Byron Booth Memorial Scholarship and Robert and Marilyn Uteg Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Schmidtke said he chose sports management because of his love for math and golf. He is a member of the UIS Men’s Golf Team.

“Getting a degree in this field of study will allow me to play competitive golf in college and become PGA Professional after college,” he said.

Upon graduation, Schmidtke plans to become a certified PGA Professional. “I hope to work at a golf course and make an impact on the lives of others,” he said. He also hopes to play in a major championship in the future. “Working as a PGA Professional will give me the resources necessary to improve my skills and ultimately accomplish this lifelong goal,” he said.

The Bryon Booth Memorial Scholarship is awarded to first-year students at UIS. Students transitioning from high school to a university benefit from speakers and service opportunities, which aid in retention and success rates.

The Robert and Marilyn Uteg Scholarship honors a couple who were dedicated to customer service. Robert spent 31 years as an A.G. Edwards & Sons investment manager, and Marilyn worked her entire life for AT&T. Bob Uteg once defined success as, “finding happiness not only in your own lives, but in helping others to be happy also.” The Uteg scholarship is awarded to a high-merit freshman student at UIS.

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 The deadline to apply for institutional scholarships is February 15, 2020.

If you are interested in creating a scholarship, please contact the UIS Office of Advancement at 217/206-6058 or

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