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Kish Awarded Centennial Honors College Scholarship

Crown Point High School senior Sara Kish, of Cedar Lake, IN, has been selected for Western Illinois University's Centennial Honors Scholarship, which covers four years of tuition, fees and a residence hall room at the school.

High school students with an ACT score of 32 or higher and a grade point average of 3.5 or higher are eligible for the scholarship.

At WIU, Kish plans to major in psychology. Kish said she chose Western because of its "variety of majors, helpful and supportive faculty and the many opportunities for scholarships."

"I selected Western due to the amazing opportunity they have provided for me – not only with the Centennial Honors Scholarship, but also the chance to be a member of the Honors College and the popularity of the school's psychology program," Kish said.

At Western, Kish said she hopes to participate in Greek life by joining a sorority as well as participating in choir and an intramural running club.

In high school, Kish was a member of her high school's choir and cross country team. She was also a volunteer tutor for students at her former elementary school.

After graduation from Western, Kish said her goal is to work alongside counselors or in an investigative office. She would also like to eventually attend graduate school.

For more information about the Centennial Honors Scholarship, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (309) 298-3100, or email Additional scholarship opportunities can be found by visiting

Save the Date for the 2013 Pre-Law Symposium and Undergraduate Research Day

The 2013 Honors Pre-Law Symposium will be held February 18 in the University Union. This event is aimed at WIU students who are considering law school, and includes a panel discussion and keynote address. Last year’s event featured nearly 100 participants and a stellar keynote address by Chicago attorney Matt Bills ‘99.

The 2013 Thomas E. Helm Undergraduate Research Day will be held April 17 in the University Union. The event provides a public, university-wide forum for undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity. Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to submit their faculty mentored research, scholarship, or creative activity. Each student or group of students that participates in Undergraduate Research Day has at least one faculty mentor that aids in their project. The student or group of students creates a poster or podium presentation to display their research.

Please plan on joining the Centennial Honors College for these two great events!


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