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COAST Eligibility

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COAST Eligibility

Find out if you're eligible for the COAST First-year Experience and/or the COAST Scholarship Program.

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COAST Leadership

The COAST Program is led by three
Knox College faculty:

Director
Mary Crawford, professor of chemistry and chair of the department of chemistry

Co-Directors
Jennifer Templeton, associate professor of biology

Andrew Mehl, professor of chemistry


First-Year Experience Eligibility

The COAST First-year Experience is open to anyone who:

  • Is a full-time, first-year, degree-seeking Knox College student
  • Is a U.S. citizen, national, permanent resident, or refugee
  • Demonstrates financial need of $5,000 or more
  • Holds a high school grade-point average of 3.3 or higher, and has completed three high school-level mathematics courses and three high school-level science courses
  • Has indicated a preference for pursuing coursework and/or a major in a science or science-related area


Scholarship Program Eligibility
The COAST Scholarship Program is open to COAST Candidates who:

  • Have declared or plan to declare a major in biology, biochemistry, or chemistry
  • Are on track to successfully complete two courses required for their major by the end of the year
  • Meet additional program qualifications


COAST Candidates may apply for the COAST Scholarship Program near the end of their first year.
Six COAST Scholars will be named in each sophomore class.


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