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Full-Tuition Scholarships

Five students will be selected to receive one of five full-tuition Presidential Scholarships with awards will be announced in March. Students who have received a Lincoln Scholarship award during the admission process are automatically considered for this honor.

In addition to the full-tuition Presidential Scholarship, Knox offers several scholarships -- the Lincoln Scholarship, Hermann Muelder Scholarship, and Ellen Browning Scripps Scholarship -- that recognize incoming first-year students for their outstanding academic performance in high school. (Transfer students, visit the page on transfer student scholarships.)

Presidential Scholarship
The Presidential Scholarship -- our highest recognition for first-year students -- offers an award of full-tuition. Presidential Scholarship recipients form a select group of the nation's best and brightest students. Applicants who receive a Lincoln Scholarship during the admission process and are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents will be considered for a Presidential Scholarship. Presidential Scholars will be notified in March and brought to campus, free of charge, to attend one of our two Admitted Student Days in April.

Lincoln Scholarship
The Lincoln Scholarship offers awards of up to $20,000 per year. The Lincoln Scholarship honors the special relationship between Knox and Abraham Lincoln. Knox hosted one of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates in 1858, and in 1860 Lincoln was the first person to receive an honorary degree from Knox. Research into Lincoln's pre-presidential years, and publications about Lincoln, done by the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College, have been featured on the History channel and have won numerous national awards.

Hermann Muelder Scholarship
Offers awards of up to $15,000 per year. The Hermann Muelder Scholarship is named for one of our most respected history professors. Muelder wrote critically acclaimed works about the history of the Midwest, the anti-slavery founders of Knox College, and the City of Galesburg. He also researched African-American soldiers from Galesburg who served in the Civil War regiment portrayed in the film Glory, one of whom returned home after the war and fought to end segregation and discrimination against black veterans.

Ellen Browning Scripps Scholarship
The Scripps Scholarship awards up to $10,000 annually. An 1859 graduate of Knox, Ellen Browning Scripps was co-founder of the Scripps Howard newspaper chain. Her philanthropic support helped establish Scripps College in California and Scripps Institute of Oceanography.

National Merit Scholarships
Students who are named Finalists and list Knox as their first-choice college can receive Knox College scholarships up to $20,000 per year and are eligible for a Knox-sponsored National Merit Scholarship of up to $2,000, totaling up to $22,000.

To be considered, candidates must be recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. You must then notify the National Merit Scholarship Corporation that Knox is your first choice by mid-April.

Semi-Finalists are eligible for Knox College scholarships totaling at least $15,000 per year.

Note: Additional information is available on the National Merit Scholarship Corporation website.

National Achievement Scholarships
Finalists in the National Achievement Scholarship program are eligible to receive Knox College scholarships totaling up to $20,000 annually. Semi-finalists are eligible for at least $15,000 per year.

To qualify you must notify Knox of your standing in the National Achievement Scholarship program.

Note: Additional information is available on the National Merit Scholarship Corporation website.

National Hispanic Scholarships
Scholars in the National Hispanic Recognition Program are eligible to receive Knox College scholarships totaling up to $20,000 per year. Students designated as Honorable Mentions in the National Hispanic Recognition program can receive at least $15,000 per year.

To qualify you must notify Knox of your National Hispanic Scholarship standing.

For more information on the National Hispanic Recognition Program, go to the College Board website.

Rothwell Stephens Scholarship in Mathematics
The Rothwell Stephens Scholarship in Mathematics awards $4,000 per year to an incoming first-year student (U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident) who is interested in pursuing a degree in mathematics and has achieved an outstanding score on the scholarship examination developed by the Knox College Mathematics Department.

Our alumni established the Rothwell Stephens Scholarship in honor of Rothwell Stephens, who taught at Knox from 1931 to 1976. Under Stephens' leadership, Knox built one of the most successful mathematics programs in the Midwest. You must take the Stephens Scholarship Examination, preferably at Knox, by February 1 to qualify. If you are unable to come to campus, you may take the exam under the supervision of your high school math teacher and can fill out a Request for Examination form.

The Rothwell Stephens Scholarship recipient is notified in late March.

Knox Chicago Scholarship
Students attending high schools in the City of Chicago and graduating in the top 20 percent of their class are eligible for a scholarship of up to $15,000 per year, provided they have not received another Knox academic scholarship. Knox Chicago Scholarships recognize the special relationship between Knox and the City of Big Shoulders. Founded the same year as Knox (1837), Chicago is home to more of our alumni than any other city.

Western Illinois Achievers Scholarship
Students attending high schools in Western Illinois who show strong academic promise and a love for learning are eligible for a scholarship of up to $15,000 per year. Western Illinois Achievers Scholarships recognize the special relationship between Knox College and Western Illinois.

Two students from each high school in Western Illinois are eligible for the awards. Candidates should have taken challenging courses, achieved at a high level, and contributed to their schools and communities.

Scholarships will be awarded at high schools in the following Western Illinois counties: Fulton, Henderson, Henry, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, Peoria, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, and Woodford.

Harry T. and Leone Goulding Scholarship
Harry T. and Leone Goulding Scholarships are merit-based awards of up to $15,000 per year for first-year students who are Navajo or from the Four Corners region of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Candidates for these scholarships have taken challenging courses, performed well, and contributed to their schools and communities. Several Goulding Scholars are selected each year on the basis of their application for admission.

The Goulding Scholarship was established in honor of Harry T. and Leone Goulding, long-time friends of Knox College and founders of the historic Goulding Trading Post in the Monument Valley area of Utah. During the early 1950s, the Gouldings donated land for the establishment of medical services for the valley's Navajo residents. Monument Valley Hospital was constructed near the Trading Post and Lodge in 1961 and still today serves the people of the area.

Glenbrook Trustees Scholarship
Outstanding seniors from Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South High Schools are eligible for scholarships of up to $5,000 per year.

Awards go to students whose applications for admission demonstrate academic excellence as well as significant contributions to their school and community.

Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Scholarship
Knox College offers scholarships toward the cost of tuition at Knox College to recognize students who excel in WYSE Sectional Competitions.

Students who finish 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in overall competition (among all competitors, across all divisions) at the Knox College Sectional will be eligible for a $2,000 annual award for each qualifying examination.

Participants in a WYSE Sectional Competition held on any campus who qualify to advance to State Competition are eligible for a $1,000 annual award for each qualifying examination.

Competitors can earn an award in each of two subject areas in each year of WYSE competition. To receive your WYSE Scholarship, you must complete an application for first-year admission and notify us of your eligibility for a WYSE Scholarship in your application.


Application Guidelines
All students who apply for first-year admission prior to February 1 will be considered for Knox's academic scholarships. A separate application is not required for most awards. Along with academic records, we look at applicants' essays, personal interviews, and recommendations. We seek students who demonstrate potential, integrity, and an enthusiasm for learning.

Notification
Presidential Scholarship and Rothwell Stephens Scholarship recipients are notified in March. Candidates for all other academic scholarships are notified of their scholarship awards at the time of admission. Students receiving Lincoln Scholarships are automatically considered for one of five full-tuition Presidential Scholarships.

National Merit Scholars are notified of their National Merit Scholarship awards by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in April.

General Scholarship Guidelines
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. Most scholarships are renewable annually as long as recipients remain in good academic standing. Scholarship recipients often qualify for additional need-based financial assistance, including grants, work-study programs, and loans.

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