Bere of Lincoln receives a scholarship from the University of
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[December 19, 2015]
– Kena Bere, a senior at Lincoln Community High School, has been
admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a
$38,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship covering
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 3.25 or higher.
She is also eligible for a $20,000 President’s Award Program
Scholarship, which would cover tuition over 4 years.
Bere has signed a letter of intent to play tennis for the Prairie
Stars and says she chose UIS because it’s close to home and offers
her major, legal studies.
“UIS is situated in the state capital, which will give me more
exposure to the legal system,” she said.
At Lincoln Community High School, Bere is president of the National
Honor Society and for the past three years has been named the
captain and MVP of the girl’s tennis team. She was also named MVP of
the girls JV soccer team in 2013 and played volleyball and
basketball in 2012.
Following graduation from UIS, she plans to attend law school.
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
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The program brings together intellectually strong students with talented,
dedicated faculty to create a unique academic environment within the greater UIS
As a Capital Scholar Honors student, Bere will participate in an
interdisciplinary core curriculum designed to prepare her for her major and
provide her with leadership opportunities.
For more information on scholarships, contact the UIS Office of Financial
Assistance at 217/206-6724 or email email@example.com. For a full list of
scholarship opportunities visit www.uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.
[Blake Wood, University of Illinois