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Illinois Wesleyan offering McLean County students big scholarships

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

Illinois Wesleyan University is offering a big incentive for McLean County students to stay close to home in their higher education pursuits: thousands of dollars in scholarships. 

The new McLean County Scholarship will guarantee no less than $27,000 in annual scholarships for McLean County students who opt to attend IWU, for a total of $108,000 over a four-year education. 

The new effort was announced in a Wednesday press conference by IWU President Eric Jensen. 

"Both Illinois Wesleyan and the Associates recognize the importance of recruiting remarkable students with a connection to the local community. We believe the McLean County Scholarship will entice more high-achieving local students to choose Illinois Wesleyan, a national gem right here in their backyard," said Jensen. 

Currently, about seven percent of IWU students are from McLean County high schools. Click here to find more information about the scholarship. 

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