External scholarships have different guidelines and application dates from the Carl Sandburg College Foundation scholarship application. Learn more about Sandburg Foundation scholarships.

You should research and confirm important eligibility criteria and deadline dates for each scholarship by searching the scholarship application website or reviewed on the application. Any questions regarding external scholarships should be directed to the originating scholarship organization listed on their website or application. 

If you have an external scholarship to promote, send an email to Stacey Rucker with the scholarship details for review and possible inclusion on the Carl Sandburg College website. 

External scholarship opportunities 

American Legion Auxiliary Edna Mae Unfer Scholarship - Applicant must be 30 years of age or older. Students must be seeking a career in nursing and currently accepted into an accredited nursing program or enrolled in classes required for the nursing program. Deadline: April 10, 2024

American Legion Auxiliary Past President's Parley Scholarship - Applicants must be seeking a career in nursing and currently accepted into an accredited nursing program or enrolled in classes required for the nursing program. Deadline: April 10, 2024

Additional American Legion Auxiliary National Scholarships are available at: https://www.legion-aux.org/scholarships Scholarships include the following:

  • Children of Warriors National President's Scholarship
  • Spirit of the Youth Scholarship
  • Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
  • James H. Parke Memorial Scholarship
  • Junior Member Loyalty Scholarship 

F.A. Davis Spring 2024 Scholarship - F.A. Davis is dedicated to developing teaching and learning solutions that meet the needs of nursing and health science students, educators, and practitioners. To stay committed to our goal of shaping the future of nursing and health science education. F.A. Davis offers annual scholarships to support those aspiring to work in healthcare. Deadline: April 15, 2024

Galesburg Branch #3016 NAACP Scholarship & Application - Scholarship recipients may be awarded up to $2,000 towards eligible expenses. The applicant must be accepted to or be currently attending an accredited public or nonprofit, two- or four-year academic institution; an advanced (post-high school) vocational or technical school as a student in the upcoming year; or a qualified trade union apprenticeship program. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale and be willing to accept a membership into the Galesburg NAACP. The student must demonstrate leadership and involvement in their institution, the community, or service to others. Deadline: April 15, 2024

Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship Program (includes the following programs: automotive technology, computer information technology, nursing (LPN), welding, etc.) - The Work Ethic Scholarship Program will give away $1,000,000 in scholarships this year. To be eligible for this award, you must: 

  • Be a high school senior, high school graduate, or have a GED equivalent
  • Plan to complete an approved trade program after December 1, 2024
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an approved trade program at an accredited two-year college, vocational, or technical school, or other approved technical institute in the United States. 

For a complete program overview including the application, visit https://mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/

Deadline: April 17, 2024

Paul Simon Democracy Prize - Three prizes of $5,000 will be awarded to current Illinois college or university students for the design and implementation of projects to revitalize democracy in their communities. For the Democracy Prize, students must submit a video proposal by May 1, 2024. 

Proposals could involve hosting public discussions or debates, registering voters, funding school newspapers to cover local issues, creating a speaker series on community matters, developing a program to recruit and train poll watchers -- or an entirely new idea. Additional details available on the Paul Simon Democracy Prize website. Deadline: May 1, 2024

Coca-Cola Foundation Scholarships Various scholarship opportunities open to Phi Theta Kappa members and non-members (please note under each scholarship description) Deadline: May 15, 2024.

Altrusa Scholarship - To receive the $1,000 scholarship, applicants must: be a registered student returning to the workforce or seeking advancement in current employment, be pursuing a degree or certificate, plan to use the scholarship to attend college for the upcoming fall semester, reside in Knox County, qualify for financial aid, submit three letters of recommendation or reference, and complete the application with career goals and life experiences included. Deadline: May 31, 2024