Funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation, Knox College's COAST Program targets students who plan to major in biology, biochemistry, or chemistry. COAST prioritizes students who are the first in their family to attend college and students who are from groups underrepresented in science-related fields. Find out if you're eligible!
COAST First-Year Experience
Qualified first-year Knox students, known as COAST Candidates, will receive personalized attention and academic support, including:
COAST Scholarship Program
Select students will be chosen as COAST Scholars starting with their sophomore year, and will receive scholarships worth up to $10,000 each. The scholarships are renewable for the Scholars' junior and senior years at Knox. COAST Scholars also will be offered additional opportunities to participate in:
COAST Candidates who are not chosen as COAST Scholars still will have the opportunity to participate in some of these activities.
Careers in Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry
The COAST Program can help academically talented Knox students successfully prepare for careers or graduate programs in the sciences and related fields. An undergraduate biology, biochemistry, or chemistry degree can lead to careers like these:
Continuing Knox College's long history with the Peace Corps, these young alumni will serve in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Luke '08 and Samantha Claypool Temple '11 are among a group of Peace Corps volunteers invited to hear President Barack Obama speak during his visit to Africa.
Fifteen Galesburg eighth-graders will be the George Washington Gale Scholars Class of 2017. They will hear from several speakers, including Knox College President Teresa Amott and program director Les Hunter.