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Bergschneider Named Recipient of Western Illinois University Centennial Honors Scholarship

December 1, 2011

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MACOMB, IL – Adam Bergschneider, a senior at Franklin High School in Alexander, has been selected for a Western Illinois University Centennial Honors Scholarship, which covers tuition, fees and a residence hall room for four years.

Bergschneider said he chose WIU because of its proximity to his hometown.

"It also has good facilities, as well as the major I would like to go into," Bergschneider said. "But the biggest deciding factor for me was that Western offers one of the best law enforcement programs in the United States."

In high school, Bergschneider is the treasurer for his school's chapter of Students Against Drunk Driving, is co-captain of the basketball team, is a student council representative and helps tutor elementary school children each month.

At WIU, Bergschneider plans to major in law enforcement. After graduation he hopes to become a police officer, working his way up to a detective.

High school students with an ACT score of 28 or higher and a grade point average of 3.5 or higher have the opportunity to qualify for the scholarship. For more information on 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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