JACKSONVILLE, IL — The Illinois College Office of Admission has named Jordan Villanueva, a senior at Central A & M High School, a 2013 Trustee Scholar at Illinois College. This award, which includes a full-tuition scholarship, is the highest honor the liberal arts college in Jacksonville, Illinois, can bestow upon an incoming student.
Villanueva of Moweaqua, is one of only six prospective Illinois College students to be selected for the full-tuition scholarship. A comprehensive review of each student’s application for admission, including G.P.A., course selection, class rank, personal statement and letters of recommendation, was used in selecting the top students to interview for these prestigious awards. Interviews took place on campus in February.
Trustee Scholarships are made possible by the Donald E. Kolmer Endowed Scholarship Fund, as well as other donations from trustees and friends of Illinois College. Dr. Kolmer graduated from Illinois College in 1952 and went on to attend dental school at the University of Illinois. He was a long-time supporter of the college as president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and a member of Illinois College Board of Trustees.
llinois College: Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. More than fifty years ago, the unusual quality of the educational programs at Illinois College was recognized by the establishment of a Phi Beta Kappa chapter on the campus; this was the fifth of eleven chapters now authorized in Illinois, and it is one of only 262 such chapters in the nation. Illinois College is a charter member of and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.