Friday, July 14, 2017

Bryce Thomas of Hawthorne Woods receives UIS Capital Scholars Honors Scholarship

Bryce Thomas, a recent graduate of Carmel Catholic High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $20,000 Capital Scholars Honors 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.

Thomas plans to pursue a degree in Political Science and hopes to someday work in politics in Springfield.

“UIS has the best tools to help me successfully navigate my major,” he said.

At Carmel Catholic High School, Thomas was involved in Youth and Government, Student Council, theatre, and served as senior class president.

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 $20,000 Capital Scholars Honors Scholarship, the student must earn a 24 to a 26 on their ACT or a minimum of 1160 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.0.

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