Thursday, April 16, 2020

Kacey Tillery of Franklin awarded a $38,000 UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship

Kacey Tillery of Franklin, a senior at Franklin High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2020 and awarded a $38,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship for tuition over 4 years. At UIS, she plans to major in accountancy.

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 Franklin High School, she plays on the volleyball team and is a member of the National Honor Society, student council, FFA, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Spanish Club and 4-H.

“I chose UIS because I like that it is big enough to offer the opportunities that a large university will offer, yet small enough to feel like a small college and have a supportive community,” 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 $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 For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit

Students may apply for admission to UIS free of charge for the summer and fall 2020 terms. Apply online at

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