Thursday, May 26, 2016

Justin Vivar of Chicago receives a scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Justin Vivar, a senior at Taft High School in Chicago, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $22,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship for tuition over 4 years.

The scholarship is awarded based on GPA and ACT scores and can be renewed for a total of four years, if the student maintains a college GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Vivar will major in accountancy and play baseball for the UIS Prairie Stars, a NCAA Division II team in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. He played baseball in high school and chose UIS to continue playing the sport that he loves.

“I loved the program and what they have going for them, and what they have planned for the future,” said Vivar. “I believe I’m going to have a special four years in this baseball program.”

Following graduation from UIS, he plans to continue his baseball career or possibly work in the accounting field.

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.

For more information on scholarships, contact the UIS Office of Financial Assistance at 217/206-6724 or email For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit

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