Monday, March 19, 2018

Jaden Pearson of Chicago admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Jaden Pearson of Chicago, a senior at Simeon Career Academy, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2018 term.

At Simeon’s he plays football, runs track and is involved in the work-study program. At UIS, he plans to major in business administration with an emphasis in sport management.

He says he chose UIS because of the “location, and the price, and my major.”

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

Abigail Way of Plano receives a UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Provost’s Scholarship

Abigail Way of Plano, a senior at Plano High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $40,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Provost’s 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 Plano High School, she is a member of the scholastic bowl team, National Honor Society, thespian society, student council and the science club.

At UIS, Way plans to major in environmental studies.

“I'm choosing UIS because I want a small college that has lots of opportunities for involvement and education, which is what University of Illinois Springfield provides,” she said.

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 $40,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Provost’s Scholarship, the student must earn a 30 to a 31 on their ACT or a minimum of 1390 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 email For a full list of scholarship opportunities visit