Talent Scholarships

Talent Scholarships are available to students with exceptional talent in the areas of academic achievement, creative writing, music, journalism, theatre, 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. Interested students should contact the Student Services Office for details at 309.345.3500. Each scholarship has its own application. 


Creative Writing Application


Music Application
Theatre 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 percent 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 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; and seven Scholarship for Volleyball — bringing the total number of Athletic Scholarships to 90.5. The number of grants per sport is now equal to the average awarded by our conference counterparts.