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

Coca-Cola Foundation Scholarships Various scholarship opportunities open to Phi Theta Kappa members and non-members (please note under each scholarship description) Deadline: December 1, 2023 or May 15, 2024.

Clean Energy Experts Scholarship - Clean Energy Experts is looking for academically excellent students/enrollees seeking a better education who are currently or will soon be enrolled in any Environmental Studies related program, major in Environmental Sciences, or other related studies. The scholarship program offers a single $1,000 grant to assist with educational expenses, such as tuition, textbooks, computer equipment, housing and other related expenses to the recipient's studies. Deadline: December 20, 2023

Mann Lake's Scholarship - The Mann Lake Scholarship offers a one-time award of $1,000 to cover educational-related costs, including tuition, books, computers, room and board, and other educational expenses. The Mann Lake's scholarship is seeking academically excellent students who are in pursuit of better education and currently/about to be enrolled in any apiology program, major in agriculture & environmental sciences, and other related studies. Deadline: December 20, 2023. 

Patrocinio De Guzman Scholarship - To qualify for the Patrocinio De Guzman Scholarship, you must be a single mother raising children and currently enrolled in a technical/vocational degree or higher. Each recipient will receive $1000 to use towards their tuition and fees and will be mentored for one year. Deadline: January 8, 2024

American Legion Auxiliary Children and Youth Scholarship - Applicant must be working towards a degree in Education. Deadline: March 15, 2024

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 Mildred Knoles Scholarship - Open to students presently attending college and a resident of Illinois. Applicants for this award shall be Veterans, children or grandchildren or great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion. Deadline: March 15, 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