The Carl Sandburg College Athletic Grants are distributed annually at the recommendation of the athletic director. The recruiting of in-district students is the expressed preference of the Carl Sandburg College district. A minimum of 70 percent of Athletic Grants are to be awarded to students who reside within the Arrowhead Conference. Athletic Grant applications are available from each specific sport coach or by calling (309) 341-5225.
There are now 12 grants for Baseball; 9.5 for Men's Basketball; 9.5 for Women's Basketball; four grants for Men's Cross Country; four grants for Women's Cross Country; five for Men's Golf; five for Women's Golf; 11 for Men's Soccer; 11 for Women's Soccer; 12 for Softball; and seven grants for Volleyball — bringing the total number of Athletic Grants to 90. The number of grants per sport is now equal to the average awarded by our conference counterparts.