Students who transfer to Knox may be eligible for renewable scholarships up to $15,000 per year. Scholarships are available to students transferring from two- and four-year colleges and universities and are awarded based on the level of academic achievement in liberal arts courses.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
Members of Phi Theta Kappa, the national honorary society for community college students, are eligible for renewable scholarships up to $15,000 per year.
Carl Sandburg-Lombard Scholarships
Students transferring to Knox after completing an A.A. or A.S. degree at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg may be eligible for renewable scholarships up to $15,000 per year. To apply, complete a Knox application for admission and a Carl Sandburg-Lombard Scholarship application by April 1. Applications are available at the Office of Student Services at Carl Sandburg College.
The Sandburg-Lombard Scholarship honors Galesburg native and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carl Sandburg. He attended Lombard College, and his first published poems were printed in the school's literary magazine.
Scholarship Application Requirements
Apply for admission by April 1 for Fall entrance, November 1 for Winter entrance, or January 15 for Spring entrance.
Candidates are notified of their scholarship awards at the time of admission.
General Scholarship Guidelines
Transfer scholarships are renewable annually as long as recipients remain in good academic standing. Scholarships must be applied toward the cost of tuition and the combination of Knox scholarships and grants and federal and state grants cannot exceed the cost of tuition. Scholarship recipients often qualify for additional need-based financial assistance, including grants, work-study programs, and loans.