Thursday, May 17, 2018

Adam Robson of Waterloo receives a $38,000 UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship

Adam Robson of Waterloo, a senior at Waterloo 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 Waterloo High School, he ran cross country and track, was a National Honor Society member and was a role model for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

At UIS, he plans to major in business administration with a concentration in marketing. He will also be a member of the UIS Prairie Stars men’s cross country team.

“I am choosing UIS, because I got to know a lot of great people the multiple times that I visited, and felt like I really belonged there,” he said. “The cross country team treated me very well, and I cannot wait to run with them next year.”

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 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/.

Blake Jones of Lincoln receives a $22,000 UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship

Blake Jones of Lincoln, a senior at Lincoln Community High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $22,000 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 Lincoln Community High, he is a member of the cross country, track and soccer teams. He plans to major in criminology and criminal justice at UIS and compete on the UIS Prairie Stars cross country and track and field teams.

“I decided to go to UIS because I wanted to be a part of the up and coming cross country and track and field program, with lots of young talent, and to achieve academic success and obtain a degree in criminal justice,” he said.

Following graduation from UIS, he plans to build a solid resume to eventually work for the FBI specializing in Counterterrorism.

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 $22,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program 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 3.5.

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/.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Madelyn Laughlin of Athens receives a $32,000 UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship

Madelyn Laughlin of Athens, a senior at Athens Community High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $32,000 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 Athens High, she is a member of the National Honor Society, leadership committee, WYSE team and the math team. She also plays soccer and basketball.

Laughlin will major in psychology at UIS and would like to pursue a career involving legal studies and psychology.

“UIS feels like the best academic choice to continue my education with a challenging and innovative curriculum,” she said.

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 $32,000 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 3.75 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/.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Clayton Cummins of Rochester receives a $12,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Clayton Cummins of Rochester, a senior at Rochester 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.

At Rochester High, he is involved in the Science Olympiad and is a member of the scholastic bowl team.

At UIS, he plans to major in biology with a focus in pre-medicine. He hopes to become a dentist following graduation.

Cummins said he chose UIS because it is “an outstanding local school.”

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 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/.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Vanessa Lomeli of Chicago admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Vanessa Lomeli of Chicago, a senior at Gurdon S Hubbard High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2018 term.

At Hubbard High, she is a member of the cross county/track and field teams. She is also a member of Metzli Youth Leadership, Sign Language Club, Well Club, Art Club and Key Club.

At UIS, she plans to major in criminology and criminal justice.

“I chose UIS because I believe that UIS is very supportive and helps their students,” she said. “It is also a medium school, which is perfect for me.”

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 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.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Amarachukwu Ogbonna of Nigeria receives a $13,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Amarachukwu Ogbonna of Aba, Abia, Nigeria, a graduate of Command Day Secondary School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $13,000 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 with a focus in pre-medicine. She says she chose UIS because of its “teaching-focused academic experience”.

Following graduation, she would like to get involved in research and field work.

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 $13,000 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 3.75.

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/.