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Capital Scholars Honors Program

The Capital Scholars Honors Program (CSHP) is a selective undergraduate academic program designed for the first and second year of the four year experience.  The CSHP has a residency requirement that requires all honors students to live in Lincoln Residence Hall for their first two years.  This unique living learning community provides academic support and advising, collaborative course work, community building events, service learning opportunities, a faculty and residence series, mentoring programs, as well as tutoring and academic studios.  In addition, all offices for the CSHP academic staff and faculty are located in Lincoln Residence Hall.

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How do I apply?

Students must first be admitted to the University to be considered for CSHP.  Students who are admitted to the program are expected to have excellent written and oral communication skills and an interest in a challenging, intellectual college experience.   Student with these qualifications are selected based on an overall evaluation for the following:

  • Class Rank
  • Grade-point average
  • SAT or ACT score
  • Personal and academic goals statement, and
  • Creative and leadership potential
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University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407
217-206-6600

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