Thursday, June 25, 2020

Dhara Patel of Taylorville awarded a $28,000 UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship

Dhara Patel of Taylorville, a May 2020 graduate of Taylorville High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2020 and awarded a $28,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship for tuition over 4 years.

At UIS, she plans to major in biology with a focus on pre-medicine.

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 Taylorville High School, she was part of the National Honor Society, student council and Chem Club.

She chose UIS because it is “close to home, less tuition and you earn a University of Illinois degree.”

Following graduation from UIS, she plans to attend medical school.

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 $28,000 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 4.0 or above.

For more information on scholarships, contact the UIS Office of Financial Assistance at 217-206-6724 or

For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit Students may apply for admission to UIS free of charge for the fall 2020 term. Apply online at

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