Capital Scholars Honors Program

Do any of the following apply to you: Entering your first year of college? A great student with many interests? Passionate? A leader? Interested in community or political action? Committed to finding a career? Down to earth? Fun-loving? Looking for a unique college adventure?


Despite these unique times caused by COVID-19, the primary staff within the Capital Scholars Honors Program are still here, virtually, to answer any questions you may have. We want you to be informed about the Program and we want to help you and your student make the most informed decision possible.

Interested in learning more about the Capital Scholars Honors Program at UIS? E-mail us at requesting a virtual Zoom meeting. Please include your full name, contact number or e-mail and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Want to schedule an on-campus visit? We can work to arrange that too. We look forward to hearing from you!

Application review for Fall 2021 will begin mid-October.

We hope you and your family are well. Please be safe.

Marc A. Klingshirn, Ph.D. – Director of CAP Honors and Associate Professor of Chemistry

Karen Barker – Senior Coordinator of Recruitment and Operations

Cortney Trencevski – CAP Honors Admissions Counselor, Academic Advisor



The Capital Scholars Honors Program Mission Statement-

“The mission of the UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program is to provide a challenging, interdisciplinary, educational experience in which well-qualified, motivated students gain understanding and leadership skills to engage the world.”


Congratulations to the CAP Honors Class of 2019!!!




In recent telephone exit interviews with CAP Honors graduates, 96% agreed or strongly agreed they were very satisfied with their overall experience in the program.