Galesburg Promise

  • State: Illinois
  • Coverage: Galesburg
  • Status: Active
  • Institution Type: 2 - year
  • Funding: last dollar
  • Year(s): 2014
  • Funding Source: public-private
  • Matriculation Age: recent high school graduates only
  • Semester(s) Covered: more than four semesters

School(s): Carl Sandburg College

Galesburg Promise is built on the belief that education is the key to regional vitality and economic development. It was established by the City of Galesburg and offers an incentive for students to graduate from high school and an opportunity for a post-secondary education to increase the pool of college graduates who can be gainfully employed in Galesburg and the surrounding area. Galesburg Promise will pay up to 16 credits of tuition (excludes fees) per semester, according to an arranged percentage based on the number of years of attendance in Galesburg District #205. To allow the funds to help as many students as possible this is a last-dollar grant The above information is taken from the Program’s website.

Program Links

  • Address:
    The Branch Campus, 305 Sandburg Dr.
  • Carthage, IL 62321
  • United States
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    (217) 357-3129

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