Since 1971, more than 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.
Unless otherwise specified by the donor, scholarship awards are divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. Recipients must maintain satisfactory GPA requirements each semester. Scholarships are awarded for one year and current scholarship recipients must reapply for subsequent awards. Scholarship funds are applied directly to a student's account at Sandburg. Funds are applied to direct college expenses (tuition, fees and books); after these items are covered, the scholarship award may be used for supplies or other educational expenses.
The Sandburg 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 December 1st until March 1st each academic year, allowing students to apply for scholarships to be awarded the following academic year. All completed scholarship applications must be submitted by March 1st. Visit https://sandburg.starsscholarshipsonline.com to complete scholarship applications.
For further information concerning scholarships, contact the Foundation Office at 309.341.5349 or by e-mail.