Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Maksymilian Marciniak of Arlington Heights receives a full-ride scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Maksymilian Marciniak of Arlington Heights, a senior at Rolling Meadows High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 and awarded a Capital Scholars Honors Program Chancellor’s Full-Ride Scholarship. He plans to major in information systems security.

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 Rolling Meadows High, he is the captain of the varsity wrestling team. He is also part of the Rolling Meadows Daily Announcements team where he has served as anchor, editor and lead editor. He is a member of Rolling Meadows Variety Show where he’s performed speed cubing, rapping and a piano solo. He is a peer minister and proclaimer at his local church.

“I chose UIS because it has a National Security Agency (NSA) designated cybersecurity program,” he said. “Also, the staff is very nice and invested in their students.”

Following graduation from UIS, he plans to get a job in the field of cybersecurity and make music on the side.

The Capital Scholars 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 Capital Scholars Honors Program Chancellor’s Full-Ride Scholarship, the student must earn a 32 to a 36 on their ACT or a minimum of 1450 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 or above.

For more information on scholarships, contact the UIS Office of Financial Assistance at 217/206-6724 or email finaid@uis.edu. For a full list of scholarship opportunities visit www.uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.

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