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Pappas Awarded Centennial Honors Scholarship

March 21, 2016

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MACOMB, IL – High school senior Rachel Pappas, of East Moline (IL), has been selected for Western Illinois University's Centennial Honors Scholarship, which awards $10,000 per year to academically high-achieving students.

High school students with an ACT score of 30 or higher and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible for the scholarship.

Pappas said she chose Western after attending an Experience Western event.

"Western is an amazing school that has staff who truly care about the students and their futures," said Pappas.

Pappas plans to major in mathematics at Western. After graduation, she plans to get a job in biostatistics, working for a pharmaceutical company or a hospital.

In high school, Pappas participated in National Honor Society, Link Crew, soccer cheerleading and the Letterman's Club.

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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