Talent scholarships are available to students with exceptional talent in the areas of academic achievement, creative writing, music, journalism, theater, art or athletics. Students may receive a scholarship waiving tuition for up to 18 credit hours per semester. Recipients are selected by a committee from the Student Services Division. If interested, contact the Student Services Office for details at 309.345.3500. Each scholarship has its own application. 


Creative writing application


Music application
Theater application
Art application
Journalism application


Athletic scholarship

The Sandburg athletic scholarships are distributed annually at the recommendation of the athletic director. The recruiting of in-district students is the expressed preference of the Carl Sandburg College district. A minimum of 70% of athletic scholarships are to be awarded to students who reside within the Arrowhead Conference. Athletic scholarship applications are available from each specific sport coach or by calling 309.341.5225.

There are now 90.5 athletic scholarships available, and now equal to the average awarded by our conference counterparts:

  • 12 scholarships for baseball
  • 9.5 for men's basketball
  • 9.5 for women's basketball
  • Four grants for men's cross country
  • Four grants for women's cross country
  • Five for men's golf
  • Five for women's golf
  • 11 for men's soccer
  • 11 for women's soccer
  • 12 for softball
  • Seven scholarship for volleyball