Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Ayushi Patel of Vadodara, India receives a $32,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Ayushi Patel of Vadodara, India, a senior at Nalanda International School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $32,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship for tuition over 4 years. She plans to major in mathematical sciences.

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 Nalanda International School, she has been involved with state level volleyball, a cultural exchange program to France, inter school discus throw, inter school table tennis and has volunteered at an NGO for the differently-abled.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to work in data analysis.

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 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 3.76.

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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