Presidential Scholarships

Award Criteria and Amounts

  • Full-tuition scholarships
    • Eligibility: available for students with an ACT score of 27 or higher or SAT score of 1260 or higher AND a grade point average of at least 3.75.
    • Recipients must maintain a cumulative college GPA of 3.5 each semester for renewal.
  • Half-tuition scholarships
    • Eligibility:  available for students with an ACT score of 25 or higher or an SAT score of 1200 or higher with at least a 3.5 GPA.
    • Recipients must maintain a cumulative college GPA of 3.25 or higher each semester for renewal.



  • The award is tentatively based on a student’s sixth or seventh-semester high school transcripts, and the final award will be contingent on the student meeting all requirements with his or her final high school transcript.
  • The full scholarship will be awarded to a maximum of 20 students on a first-come, first-served basis and will pay up to 64 credits over four semesters at Sandburg as long as the student maintains the required cumulative GPA. 
  • Applications are accepted the year you graduate from high school and limited to accredited high schools within the Sandburg district.
  • The award will pay toward tuition (full or half).  The family is responsible to pay fees. 
  • The award will pay up to 64 credits over four semesters. 



  1. Apply for admission to Sandburg.
  2. Complete the Sandburg Foundation Scholarship Application at mySandburg/Student Apps/Scholarship Application. Priority Application dates are October 1 to March 22, and the final deadline to apply is June 15.
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
  4. Submit your sixth or seventh-semester high school transcript with ACT or SAT scores. 
  5. Students selected for the scholarship will receive a letter from the college. A final high school transcript is required for funds to be applied to the student account. 

For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at 309.341.5283 or



  • An estimated payment will show on the student's bill following registration. Presidential scholarships are applied to the student's account approximately two weeks prior to the tuition deadline. 



A student may use the award for summer but this will count as one of the student's four semesters of eligibility.