Monday, January 30, 2017

Lake Bluff triplets admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Lake Bluff triplets Daria, Marina and Nina Gendek have been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2017 term. All three are seniors at Lake Forest High School.

Daria and Marina both play badminton and are members of the Red Cross Club at Lake Forest High School. Nina has run cross country for the past three years. At UIS, Daria and Nina plan to major in nursing, while Marina will major in English.

The sisters say they chose UIS because they believe the school will help them archive their educational and careers dreams.

“I am choosing UIS because I believe this school will guide me where I want to be and what lies ahead of me,” said Marina.

Following graduation from UIS, Daria plans to earn a master’s degree in nursing, while Nina wants to begin her career as an Emergency Room nurse. Marina plans to find her dream job and become a publisher.

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Over 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university. Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Joseph Partain of Iuka receives full ride UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship

Joseph Partain of Iuka, a senior at Salem Community High School, been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a Capital Scholars Honors Program Chancellor’s Full Ride Scholarship.

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, Joseph will be majoring in political science. “I chose UIS for their Capital Honors Program which will allow me to have first-hand experience in law and government as an intern at the state capital,” he said.

At Salem Community High School, Partain is involved in Mock Trial, Academic Challenge, Scholar Bowl, Band, Theatre, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), National Honor Society and is an Illinois State Scholar.

Partain hopes to pursue a law degree after graduation, specializing in criminal defense.

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 Chancellor’s Full Ride Scholarship, the student must earn a 32 or higher on their ACT or a minimum of 1450 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5.

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/.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Greg Belizaire of Montgomery admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Greg Belizaire, of Montgomery, a senior at Yorkville High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2017 term.

At Yorkville High School, he is involved as a basketball manager and played football. He enjoys writing and had an original piece of poetry nominated for the Literary Festival.

Belizaire said he chose UIS because of its location. “It’s in the capitol and his home to many government jobs. I plan on becoming a federal agent so the opportunities and potential internships are amazing.”

He plans to seek a degree in criminology and criminal justice and hopes to become a federal agent.

The University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses of the world-class University of Illinois. More than 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university.

Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tyler Pasley of Shelbyville receives a full ride UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship

Tyler Pasley of Shelbyville, a senior at Shelbyville High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a Capital Scholars Honors Program Chancellors Full Ride Scholarship.

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, Pasley will major in biochemistry. “I love the small size, and I felt comfortable when I visited,” said Pasley.

At Shelbyville High School, Pasley runs cross country and track. He is president of the National Honor Society and is a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout. He is a member of the principal's cabinet, the Spanish Honor Society, Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) and Mathletes.

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 Capital Scholars Honors Program Chancellors Full Ride Scholarship, the student must earn a 32 to a 36 on their ACT or a minimum of 1450 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 or above.

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/.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Claire Anderson of Catlin admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Claire Anderson of Catlin, a senior at Catlin High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2017 term.

At Catlin High School, Anderson is involved on the Student Advisory Team, National Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa, Salt Fork Storm Varsity Cheer Team, and is a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

“Everything about this school just felt like home,” said Anderson. “Coming from a small town, I felt it was important to keep that small town feel, while still at a university in order to receive the most out of my higher education.”

Anderson plans to major in nursing. Following graduation from UIS, her plans include seeking a Doctor of Nursing degree and pursuing a career as a chief nurse anesthetist.

The University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses of the world-class University of Illinois. Over 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university.

Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Ryan DeBois of Maple Grove receives UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship

Ryan DeBois of Maple Grove, Minnesota, a senior at Maple Grove Senior High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $34,000 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, DeBois will major in Psychology. His future plans include graduate school and a possible career in the FBI.

“I chose UIS for the great atmosphere,” he said.

At Maple Grove Senior High School, DeBois is involved in soccer and the Link Crew leadership and mentoring program.

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 $34,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship, the student must earn a 30 to a 31 on their ACT or a minimum of 1390 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.75.

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/.

Jennifer Queller of Corona, California receives UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship

Jennifer Queller of Corona, California, a senior at Santiago High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $38,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship covering 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 college GPA requirements.

At UIS, Queller plans to major in chemistry. Upon graduation, she would like to work in the pharmaceutical development field.

Queller said she chose UIS because it was ranked highly in both academics and athletics. She will be a member of the UIS women’s golf team.

In high school, Queller was involved in golf, as the team captain, band, Girl Scouts and was part of the honors program.

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 $38,000 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 4.0.

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/.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Tyler Jones of Petersburg receives a UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship

Tyler Jones of Petersburg, a senior at PORTA High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $38,000 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, he will major in biology and plans to attend medical school to study radiology following graduation.

“I chose UIS mostly for the Capital Scholars Honors Program,” he said. “Also for the locality along with the quality of the campus.”

At PORTA High School, Jones plays basketball and baseball. He is a member of the student council and the National Honor Society.

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 $38,000 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 4.0.

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/.

Libby Price of Waterloo receives a $14,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Libby Price of Waterloo, a senior at Waterloo High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $14,000 Lincoln Scholarship for tuition over four 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, she plans to major in marketing. She is on the track and cross country teams at Waterloo High School.

“I chose UIS because it gives U of I a small school feel and personal connection and care from professors, which is important to me,” she said.

All incoming UIS freshmen are eligible to apply for Lincoln Merit Scholarships. The amount awarded is based upon the incoming student’s ACT or SAT score. To receive $14,000 over four years, students must earn a 24 to a 26 on their ACT or a minimum of 1160 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5.

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/.

Emma Melton of Morrison receives a $14,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Emma Melton of Morrison, a senior at Morrison Community High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $14,000 Lincoln Scholarship for tuition over four 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, she plans to major in biology and play for the UIS Softball team.

“UIS offers all the things I am looking for in a school: location, size, major offered, and softball program. All will allow me to success in my goals with a career and softball activities,” she said.

At Morrison Community High School, she plays softball and basketball. She is a member of the Key Club, Student Council, National Honor Society and a leader for Building Lasting Impressions that Never Die (BLIND). She was on the homecoming court and the high honor roll.

All incoming UIS freshmen are eligible to apply for Lincoln Merit Scholarships. The amount awarded is based upon the incoming student’s ACT or SAT score. To receive $14,000 over four years, students must earn a 21 to a 23 on their ACT or a minimum of 1060 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 4.0.

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/.

David Eaton of Crystal Lake admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

David Eaton of Crystal Lake, a senior at Crystal Lake Central High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2017 term.

At Crystal Lake Central High School, he is involved in Madrigals singers, choir, speech team and soccer.

“I chose UIS because it has a great computer science program and an inclusive school environment,” he said.

Eaton will major in computer science and has plans to pursue a career in cyber security upon graduation.

The University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses of the world-class University of Illinois. Over 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university. Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Michelle Ruiz of Belvidere admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Michelle Ruiz, a senior at Belvidere High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2017 term.

At Belvidere High School, she is involved in soccer, poms and dance team. At UIS, she plans to major in criminal justice.

Ruiz said she chose UIS because of its size and proximity to home.

“It’s a good school with good programs and I like that it’s not as big as other universities. It’s also a good distance from home, so I can find my independence, but at the same time not too far.”

Upon graduation, she would like to further her education in law school and has plans to someday run her own law firm.

The University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses of the world-class University of Illinois. More than 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university. Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.

Paige Stuckey of Decatur receives a $12,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Paige Stuckey of Decatur, a senior at Maroa-Forsyth High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $12,000 Lincoln Scholarship for tuition over four 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.

Stuckey said she chose UIS because she loved the campus. She is currently undecided on a major.

At Maroa-Forsyth High School she is involved in cheerleading.

All incoming UIS freshmen are eligible to apply for Lincoln Merit Scholarships. The amount awarded is based upon the incoming student’s ACT or SAT score. To receive $12,000 over four years, students must earn a 21 to a 23 on their ACT or a minimum of 1060 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5

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/.