Monday, October 30, 2017

Jackson Nannie of Metamora receives UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Honors Scholarship

Jackson Nannie of Metamora, a senior at Metamora Township High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $24,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans 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, Nannie plans to pursue a major related to politics and diplomacy. His future plans include working for a non-governmental organization such as UNICEF, then attending law school.

“I am choosing UIS because of its close proximity to the Illinois State Capitol, the political opportunities offered to its students and its renowned Capital Scholars Program,” said Nannie.

At Metamora Township High School, Nannie is involved in Key Club, and is one of 11 high school students elected statewide to lead the community service organization, which boasts nearly 300,000 members.

Nannie has also served as a Page in the U.S. Senate, providing assistance to Senators in the Senate Chamber.

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 $24,000 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 3.5.

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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Janet Rodriguez of Peoria admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Janet Rodriguez of Peoria, a senior at Manual High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2018 term.

At Manual High School Rodriguez is active in Scholastic Bowl, Youth Advisory Council, Student Council, AVID College & Career Readiness, Medical Enrichment and Key Club.

“I am choosing UIS because I feel like I am at home,” she said. “My first visit, I felt like this is where I belonged and the environment where I know I can achieve my goals.”

Rodriguez plans seek a degree in social work and hopes to participate in an internship program.

Following graduation, she hopes to pursue a master’s degree in social work.

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System.

Over 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university.

Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For more information on the University of Illinois Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at