We offer merit-based scholarships recognizing academic achievement, talent, and community engagement, awarding a total of up to $20,000 per year.
Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission and may not be added after beginning your enrollment.
Our Scholarship Programs:
In-State Scholarship (Illinois residents)
Every well-qualified Illinois student (who graduates from an Illinois high school) and who is offered admission will receive this scholarship of $12,000 per year.
Presidential Scholarship (non-Illinois residents)
An award of up to $12,000 per year is based on the application for admission, curriculum, transcript, interview, recommendations, and standardized test scores (if submitted).
Forester Scholarships (All students)
Students may apply for one of the Forester Scholarships, which range from $3,000 to $8,000. A separate application (listed on the right) is required.
Forester Scholarships recognize a dedication to academics, the arts, sciences, and community. Because of limited funds, scholarship awards will be prioritized for those students who submit their Forester Scholarship application with their application for admission. Majoring in a particular area is not a requirement of any scholarship.
Scholarships submitted after March 1 will be considered as funding is available.
The Forester Forever Scholarship
The Forester Forever Scholarship (alumni scholarship) recognizes students who have an association with an alumnus of Lake Forest College, providing a guaranteed $8,000 per year to a student admitted to the College. The association may include any relative or an acquaintance, such as a teacher or family friend. The scholarship celebrates the Forester community and network of alumni support so essential to the success of the College and its students. The nomination form must be submitted by either the alumnus or prospective student. Scholarships submitted after March 1, 2012 will be considered as funding is available.
The College is pleased to offer scholarships of up to full-tuition to graduates of Chicago Public Schools. Eligibility is limited to students who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. In addition to the application for admission and an on-campus interview, financial need is considered. Students are to complete the FAFSA after by March 1 and Financial Aid Questionnaire by January 31.
Forester Scholarships, as well as Federal and State Grants are counted toward the value of full-tuition scholarships. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact René Gomez at email@example.com.
Alumni City Scholarship Program
Boston. Denver. Detroit. Los Angeles. Minneapolis. San Francisco. St. Louis.
Alumni City Scholars are action-oriented students who have shown initiative, creativity, resourcefulness, and imagination in shaping their personal character and life goals. Scholars exude integrity and an adventurous spirit. They seek to engage the wider-world and to enact change in it. Students will be selected on the overall strength of their academic program and evidence of an entrepreneurial spirit.
Three students will be selected by each city’s alumni network to receive a $100,000 scholarship ($25,000 annually) and will participate in a competition for a full-tuition award valued at more than $150,000 (currently $37,660 annually). Selected students will be invited to attend an all-expense paid on-campus competition that will take place from Sunday, February 17 and Monday, February 18. To be considered for the Alumni City Scholarship, students must submit the application for admission by December 1.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
The College provides awards of $15,000 to transfer students who have, or will earn, their associate of arts degree or 59 transferable credit hours and hold current membership in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) international honor society. Learn more »
College of Lake County Scholarships
In recognition of our educational partnership with the College of Lake County, the College is pleased to offer two full-tuition scholarships to CLC Honors Scholars Program participants each year.
The College also provides a guaranteed scholarship award for students in the 2-2 Science Scholar Program in addition to either the PTK Scholarship or the In-State Scholarship. Learn more »
Global Enrichment Scholarship
International student offered admissions may receive a Global Enrichment Scholarship of up to $12,000 per year. It is confirmed at the time of admission and is based only on the application for admission.
United World College Scholarship
United World College Scholarships are offered to international students from the UWC program and include the Davis United World Colleges Scholarship and the Global Enrichment Scholarship. Both are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. UWC transfer students may also apply.
U.S. students may receive two scholarships from the College, including one Forester Scholarship and one of the following:
- CLC Honors Scholarship
- CPS Scholarship
- Alumni City Scholarship
- Illinois In-State Scholarship
- Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
- Presidential Scholarship
Scholarship recipients who also apply for a Forester Scholarship may not receive funds from the College which exceed tuition.