Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thomas George of Springfield receives a full-ride scholarship from the University of Illinois Springfield

Thomas George of Springfield, a senior at Springfield 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 Springfield High, George is a member of the band, jazz band, choir, theater, Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony and the National Honor Society.

“I chose UIS because I like the academic program in my major and the smaller size of UIS,” he said. “I was awarded both academic and music scholarships and I look forward to participating in the Honors Program.”

Following graduation from UIS, he plans to obtain a job in the information systems security field and possibly earn a master’s degree.

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 For a full list of scholarship opportunities visit

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