Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Ella Ferguson of Morris receives a $38,000 scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Ella Ferguson of Morris, a senior at Morris Community High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a $38,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Dean’s Scholarship. 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 Morris High, she plays on the volleyball team and is a member of TROUPE, Interact Club, Mathletes, National Honor Society and Spanish Club.

“I chose UIS because I love the campus and the community feel of the university,” she said.

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to work as an accountant or actuary in the business field.

The Capital Scholars 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 Dean’s 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/.

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