Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Alexander Chan of Hillingdon, UK receives a UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship

Kwok Wing Alexander Chan, a student at Langley Grammar School in Berkshire, United Kingdom, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $32,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship for tuition over 4 years.

The scholarship is awarded based on GPA and ACT/SAT scores and can be renewed for a total of four years if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

At UIS, Chan will major in Psychology and will be a member of the UIS Men’s Tennis Team.

He hopes to someday have a career in sports psychology and coach tennis. “It’s a small, friendly university with great opportunities and a great tennis team,” said Chan.

At Langley Grammar School, Chan was a member of the tennis team, sports leaders and athletics team. He also played in a rock band.

The CAP Honors Program is a selective undergraduate program combining high standards and emphasis on excellence with a small residential college model, enrolling only about 100 first-year students each year.

The program brings together intellectually strong students with talented, dedicated faculty to create a unique academic environment within the greater UIS community.

Capital Scholar Honors students participate in an interdisciplinary core curriculum designed to prepare students for their major and provide leadership opportunities.

In order to receive a $32,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship, the student must earn a 27 to a 29 on their ACT or a minimum of 1280 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.75.