Thursday, May 17, 2018

Adam Robson of Waterloo receives a $38,000 UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship

Adam Robson of Waterloo, a senior at Waterloo High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $38,000 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 Waterloo High School, he ran cross country and track, was a National Honor Society member and was a role model for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

At UIS, he plans to major in business administration with a concentration in marketing. He will also be a member of the UIS Prairie Stars men’s cross country team.

“I am choosing UIS, because I got to know a lot of great people the multiple times that I visited, and felt like I really belonged there,” he said. “The cross country team treated me very well, and I cannot wait to run with them next year.”

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 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

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