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COAST Program


Mary Crawford

Professor of Chemistry

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Creating Opportunities and Access in Science and Technology

Interested in the sciences? Take advantage of an innovative, new program that offers scholarships, tutoring, seminars with visiting scientists, and other opportunities to help you prepare for careers or graduate programs in the sciences.

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:

  • Tutoring and supplemental instruction
  • Seminars with visiting scientists
  • Career-exploration activities

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:

  • Mentorships
  • Teaching and research assistantships
  • Summer research work
  • Graduate school preparatory programs
  • Other benefits tailored to their academic and career goals

COAST Candidates who are not chosen as COAST Scholars still will have the opportunity to participate in some of  these activities.

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