Franklin Senior Receives 4-Year Scholarship To UIS

By Benjamin Cox on April 16, 2020 at 5:36pm

Senior Kacey Tillery of Franklin High School has received a substantial tuition scholarship to the University of Illinois-Springfield. Tillery has been admitted to the school for Fall 2020 and is receiving a $38,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship for tuition over 4 years. Tillery plans on majoring in accountancy.

The scholarship is awarded based on a 4.0 or above Grade Point Average and ACT score of between 27 and 29 or SAT scores of at least 1280. The scholarship is renewable over a 4-year period if the student maintains college GPA requirements of the scholarship. Tillery told UIS that she chose the school because it offers the same opportunities of a large university while being small enough to offer a supportive community to students. Tillery was active in volleyball, National Honor Society, student council, FFA, and 4-H among others while at Franklin High School.

The CAP Honors program only takes 100 new students per year that participate in special curriculum at UIS.

For more information about the CAP Honors Program and its scholarships, contact the UIS Office of Financial Assistance at 217-206-6724 or via email at For a full list of scholarships offered at UIS, visit Students wishing to apply to UIS in the Summer or Fall 2020 can do so for free at