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Damitz Awarded Centennial Honors Scholarship

May 1, 2013

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MACOMB, IL – Geneseo Senior High School senior Alec Damitz 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.

Damitz said he will likely major in accounting at Western.

He said he chose Western because of the University's "respectable business program."

"I believe I will be well prepared to sit for the CPA exam after I graduate from WIU," Damitz said. "Any student considering a major related to business should think about attending WIU."

Damitz would also like to participate in physical fitness activities on campus.

In high school, Damitz played football his freshman year and ran cross country his sophomore and junior years, in addition to playing guitar at his church during all four years of high school.

After graduation from WIU, Damitz plans to get a job as a certified public accountant (CPA).

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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