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Nickelson Awarded Centennial Honors Scholarship

September 24, 2013

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MACOMB, IL – Batavia High School senior Erika Nickelson, of Batavia, IL, 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.

Nickelson said she will likely major in Spanish at Western.

"Western offers a quality education, Study Abroad programs and great scholarships," she said.

At Western, Nickelson said she hopes to participate in the Spanish Club.

In high school, Nickelson participated in the theater crew, show choir, recreational soccer and mission trips to Chicago and Ecuador.

After graduation from WIU, Nickelson plants to attend graduate school.

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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