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Admissions

Outside Scholarships

Taking a tally in the initial days of the 2017–2018 academic year, Lake Forest students received more than 100 scholarship from private sources, totaling over $450,000.

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. (See “Scams” info in the right column.)
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” will 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.

 

Upcoming Scholarship Pick(s):  

Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards 

Amount:  300 four-year scholarships of $1000 per year

Who is Eligible:

  • HS seniors
  • must be a child, step-child, grandchild, step-grandchild, or legal ward of a living Elk
  • dates and additional conditions apply

Deadline:  February 2. Online only

Additional Details: www.elks.org/scholars/

 
Redfin Essay Scholarship

Amount: $2500

Who is Eligible:

  • Legal U.S. resident
  • Eighteen years of age or older
  • Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college
  • Cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale

Deadline:  January 31

www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship

 

Individual Scholarship Listing:

Updated Sept 2017: over 350 scholarships offered by corporations, foundations, civic groups, etc. Download the list (Excel)

 

General Web Sites:

 

Special Categories / Web Sites:

Several resources — Affordable Colleges Online, LearnHowToBecome and OnlineColleges.net — are not just for those attending online schools! Individual lists for many categories of students: women, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and students with disabilities.

African American Students

Black College Dollars 

Herbert Lehman Educational Fund

United Negro College Fund

Asian Students

Asian Pacific Fund  

Asian American and Pacific Islander

Canadian Students

Canadian Students - begin on pg 12 scholarships for use at any college

CanLearn - Government of Canada 

Alberta 

Saskatchewan 

Disabilities & Medical Conditions

Affordable Colleges Online

American Association on Health and Disability (Frederick J. Krause)

BestColleges.com

Children of Deaf Adults (CODA)

CollegeScholarships.com

Cystic Fibrosis

Diabetes

Disabilities.gov

Disability Scholarships, A-Z

FinAid.org

Google Lime Scholarship

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Microsoft disAbility Scholarship

Multiple Sclerosis Society

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Scholarships.com

Spina Bifida Association

Through the Looking Glass (students with disabilities, and students whose parent has a disability)

Wells Fargo Schlrshp for People with Disabilities

First Generation

Becas Univision

The Billings and Barrett First in Family Scholarship

Graduate Study

New, March! Law School

Optometry

Hispanic Students

Becas Univision

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund  -  dozens of scholarships for all grade levels

Hispanic Science Scholarships  -  National Alliance for Hispanic Health

Latino College Dollars  -  scholarship search

International Students  -  scholarship search

Homeless

Scholarship For At Risk Youth

LGBTQ

Scholarship search

Military Affiliation

AffordableColleges.com (general resource, various service branches)

Air Force - General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant 

American Legion child, (great)grandchild, WWI/II, Korea, Vietnam, etc

Amvets -  Illinois   National

Armed Forces Crossroads 

Army 

Coast Guard 

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  

Navy-Marine Corps 

Military Officers Association of America  - Veterans, family members

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Veteran’s Service Organizations 

Veterans United Foundation

VFW’s Sport Clips Help a Hero  due 11/15 (for spring), 4/30 (for fall)

VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars 

Yellow Ribbon Program - Lake Forest participates as of 9/1/16

Native American Scholarships

American Indian College Fund 

American Indian Graduate Center

Bureau of Indian Education Grant Program (.pdf)

Bureau of Indian Education Scholarships     

Indian Health Service   

Native American Congressional Internship

Resource: Tracing your American Indian Ancestry

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Off-Campus Study

AIFS (American Institute For Foreign Study)

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) - opens November 16

Gilman Foundation

Grace Groner Scholarship

Institute of International Education  -  scholarships, fellowships, internships

Polish Descent

Polish American Congress

Polish Women’s Civic Club / Athletic Scholarship

From Top Ten Online Colleges - 25 Scholarships for Polish Students

Single Parent

New (5/1) TopProducts Single Mother Scholarship 

State/Location Specific 

Arizona Students

Arkansas Students  - scholarship search

Hawai‘i Students -  over 150 scholarships to pursue 

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

Illinois, (Chicago Public Schools)  -  Wentcher Foundation

Indiana Students  -  grant and scholarship programs

Maine Students  -  links to 16 scholarships

Rhode Island

Tennessee Students - application cycle begins mid-January

Washington Students  -  scholarship search

State-Specific Aid Programs  -  going2college.org  and 
    Nat’l Assoc of State Student Grant & Aid Programs (NASSGAP) 

Transfer Students

Community College students  -  Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Oakton Community College students  -  Wentcher Scholarship  

Phi Theta Kappa members - various awards, criteria, deadlines

Undocumented Students

DDLR Scholarship (open to Chicago Public School seniors)

DREAMers Roadmap  New, Nov 2017

Educators for Fair Consideration (2015-16 list, sorted by due date)

Illinois Students  -  from the Illinois Dream Fund Commission  

Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund (’16-’17 version)

An undocumented student’s guide to college - IL

Private Scholarship Guide for undocumented students

Women

New, June 2017 Affordable Colleges.com