Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Emma Mott of Cave-In-Rock awarded a $24,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield



Emma Mott of Cave-In-Rock, a senior at Hardin County High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded a $24,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in criminology and criminal justice at UIS. 

The scholarship is awarded based on high school GPA and can be renewed for a total of four years if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

At Hardin County High School, she has been involved in 4-H, Drama Club, National Honor Society, Academic Challenge (ACES) and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She has played varsity basketball for three years and volleyball for one year.

“I am choosing UIS because of small class size (student to professor ratio), and internship/government connection opportunities within the state's capital,” she said.

Following graduation, she wants to work for the FBI in the forensics field.

All undergraduate first year students are automatically eligible for Lincoln Merit Scholarships. These scholarships are automatically applied upon admission and are based solely on high school GPA. In order to receive $24,000 over four years, the student must have an unweighted GPA of 3.60-3.79. UIS is not requiring students to submit ACT/SAT scores for the 2021-24 academic years.

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/

Students may apply for admission to UIS at uis.edu/apply. Contact the UIS Office of Admission at admissions@uis.edu or 217-206-4847 with questions.


Connor McFadden of Las Vegas, Nevada awarded a tuition and housing scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Connor McFadden of Las Vegas, Nevada, a senior at Bishop Gorman High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded a Capital Scholars Honors Program tuition and housing scholarship. 

The scholarship will cover tuition (up to 16 credit hours a semester) and housing. It can be renewed for a total of four years if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

McFadden says he is choosing UIS for the “great combination of academic and athletic opportunities.” He will major in mathematical sciences and play on the men’s soccer team.

Following his bachelor’s degree, he plans to obtain a master’s degree in data analytics at UIS.
Capital Scholars Honors Program scholarships are competitive and are based on high school GPA. UIS is not requiring students to submit ACT/SAT scores for the 2021-24 academic years.

The Honors Program is a selective undergraduate program combining high standards and emphasis on excellence with a small residential college model, enrolling only about 100 first-year students each year. 

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/

Students may apply for admission to UIS at uis.edu/apply. Contact the UIS Office of Admission at admissions@uis.edu or 217-206-4847 with questions.


Friday, May 7, 2021

Gabrielle Bingaman of Blue Mound awarded a $4,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield



Gabrielle Bingaman of Blue Mound, a senior at Meridian High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded a $4,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over two years. At UIS, she will major in pre-nursing. 

The scholarship is awarded based on high school GPA and can be renewed for a total of two years if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

At Meridian High School, she is part of the track team and plays basketball. She is a member of FCS, SADD, publications team, drama club and is the nursery coordinator.

“I'm choosing UIS because I want to be able to come home on weekends to see my family and best friend (dog) Judith,” she said. “I also love being able to come home every Sunday to attend church with my family.”

Following her two years of pre-nursing at UIS, she plans to earn her bachelors of science in nursing (BSN) from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing’s Springfield Regional Campus. She wants to work as a neonatal nurse following graduation.

All undergraduate first year students are automatically eligible for Lincoln Merit Scholarships. These scholarships are automatically applied upon admission and are based solely on high school GPA. In order to receive $4,000 over two years, the student must have an unweighted GPA of 3.20-3.39. UIS is not requiring students to submit ACT/SAT scores for the 2021-24 academic years.

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/

Students may apply for admission to UIS at uis.edu/apply. Contact the UIS Office of Admission at admissions@uis.edu or 217-206-4847 with questions.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Riley Jenkins of Galesburg awarded a $16,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Riley Jenkins of Galesburg, a senior at Galesburg High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded a $16,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. At UIS, she will major in elementary education and play on the women’s basketball team.

The scholarship is awarded based on high school GPA and can be renewed for a total of four years if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

At Galesburg High School, she played basketball all four years and volleyball her freshman year.

“I chose UIS because when I visited, the campus was nice and it felt like the right size,” she said. “I am going to be playing basketball and the coaches and my teammates were great. It felt like a good fit and a second home.”

All undergraduate first year students are automatically eligible for Lincoln Merit Scholarships. These scholarships are automatically applied upon admission and are based solely on high school GPA. In order to receive $16,000 over four years, the student must have an unweighted GPA of 3.40-3.59. UIS is not requiring students to submit ACT/SAT scores for the 2021-24 academic years.

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/

Students may apply for admission to UIS at uis.edu/apply. Contact the UIS Office of Admission at admissions@uis.edu or 217-206-4847 with questions.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Caleb Dansby of Chicago awarded a $4,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Caleb Dansby of Chicago, a June 2020 graduate of Inglemoor High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded a $4,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. He plans to major in computer science at UIS. 

The scholarship is awarded based on high school GPA and can be renewed for a total of four years if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

He played the Cello in the orchestra from 7th grade up until graduation from Inglemoor High School. He also played soccer his freshmen year. During his junior and senior years in high school, he was a member of the Black Student Union.

“I've heard a lot of good things about UIS from my family members, and I think it would be a good fit for me,” he said. 

Following graduation from UIS, he is considering becoming a computer programmer.

All undergraduate first year students are automatically eligible for Lincoln Merit Scholarships. These scholarships are automatically applied upon admission and are based solely on high school GPA. In order to receive $4,000 over four years, the student must have an unweighted GPA of 3.00-3.19. UIS is not requiring students to submit ACT/SAT scores for the 2021-24 academic years.

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/. 

Students may apply for admission to UIS at uis.edu/apply. Contact the UIS Office of Admission at admissions@uis.edu or 217-206-4847 with questions.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Sarah Jett of Chatham awarded a $12,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Sarah Jett of Chatham, a senior at Glenwood Senior High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded a $12,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in biology with a pre-medical focus at UIS. 

The scholarship is awarded based on high school GPA and can be renewed for a total of four years if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

At Glenwood Senior High School, she has been a member of the choir all four years. 

“I chose UIS because it is close to home and is low cost,” she said.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to attend veterinary school.

All undergraduate first year students are automatically eligible for Lincoln Merit Scholarships. These scholarships are automatically applied upon admission and are based solely on high school GPA. In order to receive $12,000 over four years, the student must have an unweighted GPA of 3.0-3.25. UIS is not requiring students to submit ACT/SAT scores for the 2021-24 academic years.

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/. 

Students may apply for admission to UIS at uis.edu/apply. Contact the UIS Office of Admission at admissions@uis.edu or 217-206-4847 with questions.


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Alissa Adams of Nokomis awarded a $16,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield


Alissa Adams of Nokomis, a senior at Nokomis High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded a $16,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in history at UIS.

The scholarship is awarded based on high school GPA and can be renewed for a total of four years if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

At Nokomis High School, she is part of the Science Club and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Club.

“I picked UIS because of the hometown feel and academic excellence that it is known for,” she said. “When I came for my tour of the campus, I just knew this was the school for me.”

Following graduation, she plans to return to Nokomis and teach at the local high school. “The teachers in our community have inspired me more than they even know,” she said.

All undergraduate first year students are automatically eligible for Lincoln Merit Scholarships. These scholarships are automatically applied upon admission and are based solely on high school GPA. In order to receive $16,000 over four years, the student must have an unweighted GPA of 3.40-3.59. UIS is not requiring students to submit ACT/SAT scores for the 2021-24 academic years.

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/

Students may apply for admission to UIS at uis.edu/apply. Contact the UIS Office of Admission at admissions@uis.edu or 217-206-4847 with questions.

Emma Wells of Mt. Auburn awarded a $28,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield



Emma Wells of Mt. Auburn, a senior at Taylorville High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded a $28,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in elementary education at UIS.

The scholarship is awarded based on high school GPA and can be renewed for a total of four years if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

At Taylorville High School, she is a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club. She also played on the golf team.

Wells said she chose UIS because “it offers everything I want. The program is great for the career I want to go into.”

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to look for a permanent job in education and possibly earn her master’s degree.

All undergraduate first year students are automatically eligible for Lincoln Merit Scholarships. These scholarships are automatically applied upon admission and are based solely on high school GPA. In order to receive $28,000 over four years, the student must have an unweighted GPA of 3.80-3.99. UIS is not requiring students to submit ACT/SAT scores for the 2021-24 academic years.

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/

Students may apply for admission to UIS at uis.edu/apply. Contact the UIS Office of Admission at admissions@uis.edu or 217-206-4847 with questions.

Jalen Sims of Chicago awarded a $16,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Jalen Sims of Chicago, a senior at Lindblom Math and Science Academy High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded a $16,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. He plans to major in computer science at UIS.

The scholarship is awarded based on high school GPA and can be renewed for a total of four years if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

At Lindblom Math and Science Academy, he is a member of the tech repair crew, the spring play, Audubon, LUCM, Global Glimpse, Science Club and All You Can Eat (cooking class). He also plays football and soccer. 

“I chose UIS because it offers small classroom sizes near a beautiful green environment in a town offering the best value for college,” he said.

Following graduation, he plans to work as a quant trader.

All undergraduate first year students are automatically eligible for Lincoln Merit Scholarships. These scholarships are automatically applied upon admission and are based solely on high school GPA. In order to receive $16,000 over four years, the student must have an unweighted GPA of 3.40-3.59. UIS is not requiring students to submit ACT/SAT scores for the 2021-22, 2022-23 or 2023-24 academic years.

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/

Students may apply for admission to UIS at uis.edu/apply. Contact the UIS Office of Admission at admissions@uis.edu or 217-206-4847 with questions.


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Isabelle Segal of Plymouth, Minnesota awarded an $8,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Isabelle Segal of Plymouth, Minnesota, a senior at Saint Louis Park High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded an $8,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in criminology and criminal justice and play on the UIS Prairie Star’s Women’s Golf team. 

The scholarship is awarded based on high school GPA and can be renewed for a total of four years if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

At Saint Louis Park High School, she plays golf and basketball.

“I am coming to UIS because I have the opportunity to play college golf and study criminal justice,” she said.

Following graduation from UIS, she would like to work for the FBI.

All undergraduate first year students are automatically eligible for Lincoln Merit Scholarships. These scholarships are automatically applied upon admission and are based solely on high school GPA. In order to receive $8,000 over four years, the student must have an unweighted GPA of 3.20-3.39. UIS is not requiring students to submit ACT/SAT scores for the 2021-22 academic year.

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/

Students may apply for admission to UIS at uis.edu/apply. Contact the UIS Office of Admission at admissions@uis.edu or 217-206-4847 with questions.


Monday, February 8, 2021

Khiya Jones of Flossmoor awarded a $16,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield



Khiya Jones of Flossmoor, a senior at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded a $16,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. 

The scholarship is awarded based on high school GPA and can be renewed for a total of four years if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

At Homewood-Flossmoor, she is involved in multi-cultural club, student government and key club.

“I am choosing UIS because I love the small campus size and I’ll be able to connect one-on-one with my professors, which I am excited about,” she said.

All undergraduate first year students are automatically eligible for Lincoln Merit Scholarships. These scholarships are automatically applied upon admission and are based solely on high school GPA. In order to receive $16,000 over four years, the student must have an unweighted GPA of 3.40-3.59. UIS is not requiring students to submit ACT/SAT scores for the 2021-22 academic year.

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/

Students may apply for admission to UIS at uis.edu/apply. Contact the UIS Office of Admission at admissions@uis.edu or 217-206-4847 with questions.


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Thomas Bumann of Woodhull awarded a $40,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield



Thomas Bumann of Woodhull, a senior at Alwood High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded a $40,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship. 

The scholarship can be renewed for a total of four years if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

Bumann plans to major in biology with a pre-medicine focus at UIS and play on the Prairie Stars Golf team.

At Alwood High School, he is part of the golf team, concert band, jazz band, scholastic bowl, math team, Spanish club, National Honor Society, L.I.F.E (Leaders Inspiring Future Excellence) and the student council. He’s also part of the school’s musical.

“The University of Illinois Springfield offers quality education, while maintaining a small-school environment,” he said. “The golf and biology programs will provide the appropriate challenge I have been looking for.”

Following graduation from UIS, he plans to attend dental school and become a periodontist.

Capital Scholars Honors Program scholarships are competitive and are based on high school GPA. UIS is not requiring students to submit ACT/SAT scores for the 2021-22 academic year.

The Honors Program is a selective undergraduate program combining high standards and emphasis on excellence with a small residential college model, enrolling only about 100 first-year students each year. 

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/

Students may apply for admission to UIS at uis.edu/apply. Contact the UIS Office of Admission at admissions@uis.edu or 217-206-4847 with questions.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Noelle Barnes of Galesburg awarded a $4,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Noelle Barnes of Galesburg, a senior at Galesburg High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded a $4,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. She plans to major in chemistry at UIS.

The scholarship is awarded based on high school GPA and can be renewed for a total of four years if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

At Galesburg High School, she is a part of the choir. 

Barnes chose UIS because she loves “the atmosphere and the opportunities that UIS brings,” she said.

Following graduation, she plans to teach or go into a research position.

All undergraduate first year students are automatically eligible for Lincoln Merit Scholarships. These scholarships are automatically applied upon admission and are based solely on high school GPA. In order to receive $4,000 over four years, the student must have an unweighted GPA of 3.00-3.19. UIS is not requiring students to submit ACT/SAT scores for the 2021-22 academic year.

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/

Students may apply for admission to UIS at uis.edu/apply. Contact the UIS Office of Admission at admissions@uis.edu or 217-206-4847 with questions.


Alexis Miedwig of Chatham awarded an $8,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Alexis Miedwig of Chatham, a senior at Glenwood High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2021 and awarded an $8,000 Lincoln Merit Scholarship for tuition over four years. 

The scholarship is awarded based on high school GPA and can be renewed for a total of four years if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

Miedwig said she chose UIS because of the “close proximity to home and because UIS has a great reputation.” She plans to start a career following graduation. 

All undergraduate first year students are automatically eligible for Lincoln Merit Scholarships. These scholarships are automatically applied upon admission and are based solely on high school GPA. In order to receive $8,000 over four years, the student must have an unweighted GPA of 3.20-3.39. UIS is not requiring students to submit ACT/SAT scores for the 2021-22 academic year.

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/

Students may apply for admission to UIS at uis.edu/apply. Contact the UIS Office of Admission at admissions@uis.edu or 217-206-4847 with questions.