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 For a full list of scholarship opportunities visit

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