CARL SANDBURG (1878-1967) was born in the three-room cottage at 313 East Third Street in Galesburg, Illinois, to parents of Swedish ancestry. Sandburg wrote poetry, biography, autobiography, fiction and newspaper articles. He was a lecturer and folk-singer. His newspaper coverage of social unrest in 1919 resulted in a book called The Chicago Race Riots. The stories he invented for his three daughters became The Rootabaga Stories. When he was 70 he published his first and only novel, Remembrance Rock.
The Galesburg Community Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships to students in Knox and Warren Counties and the surrounding area. See below for details about available scholarships. Applications are now available and must be submitted online.
The online application requires users to complete a questionnaire, matching you to scholarships you can apply for. Then, either register or log in to the GCF system to complete the application. This is a step-by-step process the website guides users through. For questions email
of call GCF at 309.344.8898. Health Careers Scholarships
The Health Careers Scholarships are available to Knox County area students seeking a career in a health related field. Applications are due April 1, 2014. Wetherbee Scholarship
Students accepted into a school of nursing or currently studying under a nursing program are encouraged to apply for the Helen H. Wetherbee Nursing Scholarship. This scholarship is open to Knox County area students. The filing deadline is April 1, 2014. Bohan Scholarship
High school seniors from United High School are encouraged to apply for the John E. Bohan Excellence in Athletics Scholarship. This scholarship is open to senior football players who have been accepted into a collegiate program of study. The filing deadline is March 15, 2014. Becky Carlson Scholarship
Seniors at United High School are encouraged to apply for the Becky Carlson Scholarship. Applicants must be a United High School Senior and have participated in the Special Education Program at United School District #304 K-12. Applications are due April 1, 2014.