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Lee Awarded Centennial Honors Scholarship

January 17, 2019

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MACOMB, IL – Henry Senachwine High School senior August Lee, of Putnam, 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 (or SAT equivalent of 1360), and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, are eligible for the scholarship.

Lee plans to major in physics.

Lee was attracted to WIU because of its physics department and the opportunities to do research.

After graduation, Lee intends to become a physicist.

For more information about the Centennial Honors Scholarship, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (309) 298-3100.

Additional scholarship opportunities can be found by visiting

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