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High School Seniors Awarded EIU Honors College Scholarships


Twenty-one high school seniors have been offered scholarships via Eastern Illinois University’s Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College.

The Pemberton Presidential Scholarship covers on-campus room and board (approximately $8,900 per year) and tuition and fees (up to $11,000 per year) for four years. High school students with an ACT score of 31 or higher and a grade point average of 3.75 or higher are eligible for the scholarship.

The Presidential Scholars Award allows $11,000 per year for four years, which is approximately the amount for tuition and fees for a full-time student enrolled in 15 semester hours of study. High school students with an ACT score of 28 or higher and a grade point average of 3.5 or higher are eligible for this scholarship.

Both scholarships are awarded to exceptionally strong incoming freshmen who are chosen based on high school transcripts, extracurricular and volunteer activities, personal essays and a recommendation from a high school teacher or administrator. Applicants’ leadership potential, ambition to make the most of college, and intellectual maturity are also considered.

Recipients of the Pemberton Presidential Scholarship are Erin Bozek of Bridgeview, Jeff Cherry of Lindenhurst, Joseph Goldstein of Neoga, Brock Kukman of Morris, Valerie Rosen of Mahomet and Allison Vogt of Teutopolis.

Recipients of the Presidential Scholars Award are Nicole Beringer of Frankfort; Tonia Bishop of Marshall; Brittany Borowski of Chicago; Elizabeth Bridges of Wapella; Caroline Collet of Verona; Rebecca Duke of Geneva; Andrew Fisher of Bowling Green, Ohio; Aaron Garver of Paris; Chloe Gottschalk of Eldridge, Iowa; Mikayla Grant of Mattoon; Mary Gray of Ashkum; Whitney Maninfior of Mattoon; Darin McBride of Litchfield; Amy Smith of Wheaton; and Arielle Starkey of Charleston.

For information about these scholarship, contact the EIU Honors College at 217-581-2017, or email Additional scholarship opportunities can be found by visiting



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