Monday, January 30, 2017

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 For a full list of scholarship opportunities visit

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