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He’s off to college with his dog

New Lenox senior receives scholarships to cover expenses for tuition and more

High school senior Jason Lozano of New Lenox has been awarded a Western Illinois University President's Scholarship, in conjunction with the Western Commitment Scholarship.
High school senior Jason Lozano of New Lenox has been awarded a Western Illinois University President's Scholarship, in conjunction with the Western Commitment Scholarship.

High school senior Jason Lozano of New Lenox has been awarded a Western Illinois University President’s Scholarship, in conjunction with the Western Commitment Scholarship.

Together, these scholarships cover four years of tuition, fees, a double dorm room and standard board for eight semesters.

“The deciding factors were the programs offered, location, the scholarships offered and being able to bring my dog with me due to my medical conditions,” Lozano said in a news release

He plans to major in biology with a minor in microbiology, and plans to get involved in organizations and clubs related to biology or animals.

In high school, Lozano is involved in environmental action club and FFA, while also volunteering at an animal shelter outside of school.

After graduating from WIU, Lozano plans to work in a lab creating or improving vaccines or at a pharmaceutical company doing research on medications.

To qualify for the WIU President’s Scholarship, students must have a minimum ACT score of 30 and been awarded WIU’s Commitment Scholarship.

For information on the fund, visitwiu.edu/vpaps. Scholarship opportunities can be found at wiu.edu/scholarship.

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