Outside Scholarships

During the 2014–2015 academic year, Lake Forest students received nearly $540,000 in scholarship funds from private sources.

While we believe that the resources below are worthwhile, we do not guarantee the authenticity of the information or websites, and do not endorse the information or services offered. Deadlines and other dates are assumed to be valid annually.

If you receive a scholarship, grant, or other aid from a source other than the College, you must report the funds to the Office of Financial Aid. Such “outside scholarships” normally reduce the amount your family pays or the loans you use. It may affect your work-study eligibility, and, in some cases, College need-based grants.

Our Scholarship Pick(s) of the Week:

Internet and Education Scholarship
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Last Updated: 05/14/15

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 06/17/15


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident
  • If an incoming freshman, must have a 2.5 cumulative high school GPA.
  • Current college students must have a 2.5 cumulative college GPA 


Individual Scholarship Listing

Note that deadlines are often repeated in future years, with a similar date. So if you see “April 10, 2014” on a scholarship on this list, it is possible (if not even “likely”) that a new scholarship is being offered, with a deadline close to April 10, 2015.

A printable list of 143 scholarships updated 12/2013 - 2/2014.

A searchable list of the same 143 scholarships.

General Web Sites
Special Categories / Web Sites

African American Students
    Black College Dollars 
    United Negro College Fund

Arizona Students

Arkansas Students  - scholarship search

Asian Students
    Asian Pacific Fund  
    Asian American and Pacific Islander

Canadian Students  - begin on pg 12 scholarships for use at any college;  
    CanLearn - Government of Canada  

CPS (Chicago Public Schools) Students  -  Wentcher Foundation

Graduate Students

Hawai‘i Students  -  over 150 scholarships to pursue 

Hispanic Students
    Hispanic Scholarship Fund  -  dozens of scholarships for all grade levels
    Hispanic Science Scholarships  -  National Alliance for Hispanic Health
    Latino College Dollars  -  scholarship search

Illinois Students  -  grants, loans, and scholarships for all grade levels

International Students  -  scholarship search

Indiana Students  -  grant and scholarship programs

Maine Students  -  links to 16 scholarships

Military Affiliation
    Department of Veteran’s Affairs  -  veterans/children
    Iran & Afghanistan  -  if your parent died in service after 9/11
    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation -  25 military-related resources  
    Need a Lift?  -  veterans/children/grandchildren
    Military Officers Association of America  -  veterans/families/grandchildren
    Veteran’s Service Organizations 
    Veterans United Foundation

Minority Students  -  200 scholarships 

Native American Scholarships
    American Indian College Fund 
    Bureau of Indian Education 
    Indian Health Service   

Off-Campus Study
    AIFS (American Institute For Foreign Study)
    Gilman Foundation
    Grace Groner Scholarship
    Institute of International Education  -  scholarships, fellowships, internships

Organization of Chinese Americans  

Parents with Disabilities 

Presbyterian Church, (USA)  -  programs for members of the PC (USA)

Science Scholarships  -  undergraduate and graduate studies

State-Specific Aid Programs  -  going2college.org

Transfer Students
    Community College students  -  Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship
    Oakton Community College students  -  Wentcher Scholarship  
    Phi Theta Kappa members - fall due December 3; spring due April 30

Undocumented Students

Union Scholarships

Washington Students  -  scholarship search