2016 Scholarship Winner Announced
The Lindstrom, MN, graduate becomes the eighth scholarship awardee. The Twin Cities Illini Club scholarship recognizes outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements.
The Twin Cities Illini Club is pleased to name Cole Anderson its 2016 scholarship winner. Awarded annually, the $1,000 scholarship supports an outstanding Minnesota student who will pursue studies at the University of Illinois.
Cole recently graduated first in his class from Chisago Lakes High School with a perfect 4.0 GPA. While at Chisago Lakes, Cole served as editor of the yearbook and participated in many activities including Math League. Active in the charity Feed My Starving Children, Cole also volunteers with the Northwoods Humane Society.
Cole will be studying bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this fall.
Since 2008, the Twin Cities Illini Club has presented $1,000 scholarships to outstanding area students who plan to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The scholarship award is funded by donations and fees generated by club activities, and the annual scholarship is contingent on available club funds. Each year, requests for application go out in early May to Minnesota students who have been accepted to the U. of I., and scholarship recipients are announced the following summer.
For more information on the scholarship, visit the club Scholarship General Information page or contact Scholarship Chair Steve Russell at TCIlliniClub@gmail.com.