Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Alice Abegunde of Homewood awarded a $10,000 University of Illinois Springfield scholarship

Alice Abegunde of Homewood, a senior at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2020 and awarded a $10,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. At UIS, she plans to major in criminology and criminal justice.

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 Homewood-Flossmoor High School, she is a member of the mock trial team, student government, National Honor Society and leads the Friends of Rachel Club.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans on becoming a homicide detective. Her long-term goal is to open a 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 $10,000 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 3.5 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 summer and fall 2020 terms. Apply online at

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