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Sullivan Awarded Centennial Honors Scholarship

January 15, 2013

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MACOMB, IL – Lockport Township High School East senior Raymond Sullivan, of Homer Glen, 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, Sullivan plans to major in physics.
Sullivan said he chose Western after researching numerous other universities.

"At Western, you will receive a quality education at a very reasonable price," Sullivan said. "Western also has a massive range of student activities – intermural, clubs, organizations – Western has it all."

At Western, Sullivan hopes to participate in intermural water polo and to perform with one of the ensembles in WIU's music department.

In high school, Sullivan was a member of the swim and water polo teams, National Honor Society and Yearbook Club, played bassoon in the wind symphony and was class president.

After graduation from Western, Sullivan plans to continue on to graduate school to study physics and possibly engineering.

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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