Foundation Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships



Since 1971, over 9,000 students have received financial assistance from the Carl Sandburg College Foundation to attend Carl Sandburg College. The Foundation provides numerous academic, general and financial need scholarships to Sandburg students. All scholarship awards are based on individual scholarship guidelines. Scholarship recipients must have a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to apply for a scholarship, but higher GPA standards are required for some scholarships. The majority of scholarships require that the recipient also be a full-time student.


Foundation Scholarships are subject to change without notice.


Starting in December 2010, the Foundation Scholarship Application Process became paperless and completely online.  Paper applications will no longer be accepted unless a special application is required per scholarship requirements.  To access the scholarship application website, click on the link below.


STARS Scholarship Application process is open from November 1st until February 15th each academic year, allowing students to apply for scholarships to be awarded the following academic year.  All completed scholarship applications must be submitted by February 15th. Visit to complete scholarship applications.


For further information concerning scholarships, contact the Foundation at (309) 341-5349 or by email.