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Garcia Awarded Centennial Honors Scholarship

March 26, 2013

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MACOMB, IL – Glenbard West High School senior Jose Garcia 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, Garcia plans to major in economics or mathematics.

Garcia said he chose Western because of the University's "generous financial aid" and its "unique and personal approach to the admissions process."

"Western takes an interest in its prospective students," he said.

In high school, Garcia was involved with an eighth grade mentoring program, Operation One World and helps with the ELL ACT preparation in math.

After graduation from Western, Garcia hopes to move on to graduate school and eventually work on Wall Street.

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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