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 The UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program

A UIS honors program student.Each year, approximately 100 freshmen join the Capital Scholars Honors Program, which offers them a challenging, interdisciplinary, educational experience and develops leadership skills.

Today’s Capital Scholars program, which had its origins in an honors program established in 2001, carries on the original program’s interdisciplinary writing and research, active and collaborative learning in small classes, and in-depth discussions among students and professors. Other emphases for the contemporary Capital Scholars are the study and development of leadership skills through numerous internship opportunities with area companies, organizations and government agencies.

Based in Lincoln Residence Hall, the Capital Scholars travel to exhibitions, performances, parks, museums and events in Chicago, St. Louis and central Illinois with their faculty mentors. Students work with faculty members for workshops, seminars, cultural events and entertainment activities.  
An honors student at a UIS event.UIS has four colleges: business and management; education and human services; liberal arts and sciences; and public affairs and administration. The campus has more than 40 degree programs and is a leader in online education.

UIS pairs academic excellence with small class size, high-quality programs and internships in public affairs, journalism and government for a unique educational experience. Making a difference in the world is a tenet of the UIS educational philosophy.

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Capital Scholars Program
University of Illinois at Springfield