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Moss Awarded Centennial Honors Scholarship

March 5, 2013

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MACOMB, IL – High school senior Mason L. Moss, of Rock Island, 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, Moss plans to major in instrumental music education.

Moss said he chose Western because of its "exceptional staff and close-to-home campus."

"Western is an affordable, well-known and lively school with many options available," Moss said.

In high school, Moss was involved in marching band, jazz band, symphony band, pit orchestra, German club, academic team, Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Youth Jazz Band and The Colts drum and bugle corps.

After graduation from Western, Moss plans to become a high school or college band director.

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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