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Hartman Awarded Centennial Honors Scholarship

December 10, 2012

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MACOMB, IL – Muscatine (IA) High School senior Allison Hartman 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, Hartman plans to major in geology and is interested in continuing to play the cello in college, as well as participating in writing- and literature-related activities and clubs.

"Western's geology program is impressive," Hartman said. "When I visited, the faculty members were interested in me as an individual. The staff-to-student ratio is excellent. In addition, the professors focused on research and career opportunities available to their students."

In high school, Hartman played cello in the school orchestra, competed on the speech and debate team, was a member of the Quiz Bowl team and participated in exchange programs with her high school's German class. Hartman also sang in the community choir, participated in community theater and musical productions and was a volunteer at the environmental education center, the summer Muscatine Youth Conservation Corps work crew and the local library, elementary schools and summer music programs.

After graduation, Hartman would like to pursue master's and doctoral degrees in geology and then move into field work, perhaps abroad.

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

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