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Cerveny Awarded Centennial Honors Scholarship

September 23, 2013

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MACOMB, IL – Marist High School senior Stephanie Cerveny, of Chicago, 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.

Cerveny said she will likely major in medical sciences at Western.

"Western Illinois University is committed to providing students with a quality education that will benefit them throughout life," Cerveny said. "When a student decides to attend Western, they are setting themselves up for success. I automatically fell in love with the school and its programs."

At Western, Cerveny said she hopes to participate in marching band and events surrounding the WIU Honors College.

In high school, Cerveny participated in the marching and concert bands, National Honor Society, Relay for Life committee, Spanish National Honor Society and the school's Academic Team.

After graduation from WIU, Cerveny plans to attend medical school and move on to become a trauma surgeon.

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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