Student Success Grants

Student Success Grants are funded by the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER Funding). Students may apply* for grants of $500 to assist with the following:

  • General Crisis Grant Needs
    • housing, transportation, food insecurity, medical issues
  • Bookstore Assistance
    • books, access codes, technology, supplies purchased at the Sandburg Campus Bookstore
  • Supplies for Programs, Uniforms, etc.


  1. Students must be Pell Eligible, as documented in your financial aid information.
  2. Students must be First-Generation College Students

*These requirements are due to the restrictions of government funding. If you do NOT fall within this criteria, please reach out to the Foundation Office (309) 341-5349 or We can assist in connecting you with community and campus resources.

**Do not use the  "Apply Now" button. That button will lead you to apply for admissions to Carl Sandburg College.