Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Salvador Ruiz of Woodstock receives a UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship

Salvador Ruiz of Woodstock, a senior at Woodstock High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $20,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship for tuition over 4 years.

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 UIS, he will major in criminology and criminal justice and wants join the U.S. Army as an active duty soldier following graduation.

“I chose UIS because the university is small, very neat and organized,” said Ruiz.

At Woodstock High School, Ruiz plays varsity soccer and is a member of the police explorers and Latinos Unidos con Honor Americanos.

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 $20,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship, the student must earn a 24 to a 26 on their ACT or a minimum of 1290 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.0.

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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