Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Deora Inniss of Knoxville receives a $26,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Deora Inniss of Knoxville, a senior at Knoxville Senior High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $26,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship for tuition over 4 years. She plans to major in biochemistry.

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 Knoxville High, she is a member of the band, drama club, student council, National Honor Society, 4-H and the Binary Bullets Robotics team.

“I chose UIS because it is a small in-state school, with the opportunities of a big state school, due to its location in the state capital. It is also far enough away for me to spread my wings, but close enough for me to remember my roots.”

Following graduation from UIS, Inniss plans to continue her education by attending medical school. She hopes to become an OB-GYN.

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 $26,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship, the student must earn a 24 to a 26 on their ACT or a minimum of 1160 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.76.

For more information on scholarships, contact the UIS Office of Financial Assistance at 217/206-6724 or email finaid@uis.edu. For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit www.uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.