SPRINGFIELD — Ciara Tieman, a senior at Granite City Senior High, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $20,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship for tuition over 4 years.
The scholarship is awarded based on GPA and ACT scores and can be renewed for a total of four years, if the student maintains a college GPA of 3.0 or higher.
“The honors program at UIS offers so many advantages and opportunities,” Tieman said. “The school is not too big or too small, but has all the amenities of a big campus with a small campus feel.”
Tieman plans to major in business administration at UIS and says she’s looking forward to meeting new people and getting involved on campus.
At Granite City Senior High, she played soccer and volleyball and was a member of the National Honor Society, Science Club and a peer tutor.
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.
For more information on scholarships, contact the UIS Office of Financial Assistance at (217) 206-6724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full list of scholarship opportunities, visit www.uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.