Monday, June 6, 2016

Emily Zimmerman of Cary receives a scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Emily Zimmerman of Cary, a recent graduate of Cary-Grove High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $28,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship for tuition over 4 years.

The scholarship is awarded based on GPA and ACT scores and can be renewed for a total of four years, if the student maintains a college GPA of 3.0 or higher.

At UIS, she plans to major in clinical laboratory science and hopes to one day work for her hometown hospital.

“I chose UIS because it has the size of a small private college, but the quality of education of a large public university,” said Zimmerman.

In high school, she played in the marching band, concert band and jazz band. She was also a member of the scholastic bowl team, winning second place in the conference her senior year. She was also on the math team, a member of the Spanish Club, Friends of Rachel Club and the CVC (cinema, video games and comics) Club.

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.

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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