Thursday, January 5, 2017

Jennifer Queller of Corona, California receives UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship

Jennifer Queller of Corona, California, a senior at Santiago High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $38,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship covering 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 college GPA requirements.

At UIS, Queller plans to major in chemistry. Upon graduation, she would like to work in the pharmaceutical development field.

Queller said she chose UIS because it was ranked highly in both academics and athletics. She will be a member of the UIS women’s golf team.

In high school, Queller was involved in golf, as the team captain, band, Girl Scouts and was part of the honors program.

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.

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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