Benjamin Paoletti of Batavia, a senior at Batavia Senior High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $38,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program 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, Ben will major in political science.
His future plans include law school and a possible career as lawyer or politician.
Paoletti said he chose UIS because of its location, scholarships and opportunities.
At Batavia Senior High School, Paoletti is involved in YMCA Youth and Government, football, track and field, drama, and Junior Classical League.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full list of scholarship opportunities visit www.uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.