Carl Sandburg College Foundation Hosts 2021 Virtual Scholarship Reception

GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College Foundation’s 2021 Virtual Scholarship Reception celebrating the accomplishments of this year’s scholarship recipients and the generosity of their donors is now available for viewing.

Due to the ongoing presence of COVID-19, the Sandburg Foundation was unable to host its annual reception in person this year. A video of the virtual celebration is available at, on the Sandburg Foundation Facebook page and on YouTube.

In addition to all scholarship recipients and donors being recognized, the virtual reception video highlights two-time Foundation scholarship recipient Selina Godina sharing her story on how scholarships impacted her educational goals and journey. Also, Sue Sperry, a longtime Foundation donor, provides a powerful message on creating and giving to the Nancy Cooper Haines Memorial Scholarship in loving memory of her sister.

For the 2021-22 academic year, the Sandburg Foundation awarded 205 scholarships to Sandburg students with a total award amount of over $200,000.

Foundation scholarship applications for the 2022-23 academic year are now open, with a priority consideration deadline of March 15, 2022, and a closing date of June 15, 2022. For more information, including a list of available scholarships and frequently asked questions, visit, or contact the Carl Sandburg College Foundation Office at 309.341.5215 or