Admissions

Outside Scholarships

During the 2015–2016 academic year, Lake Forest students received nearly $400,000 in scholarship 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” 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.

 

Our Scholarship Pick(s) of the Week:

Best Decision Scholarship

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And if you haven’t already seen GoodCall’s scholarship search engine, check it out. www.goodcall.com/scholarships/search/

Award amount: $2500

Deadline: July 31

Eligibility: High school seniors and undergraduate students, 3.0 GPA

www.goodcall.com/scholarship/

  

Individual Scholarship Listing:

UPDATED Fall 2015!  Review a list of over 100 scholarships offered by corporations, foundations, civic groups, etc.
View as .pdf     Excel file (for easy sorting)    Filter by categoris

 

General Web Sites:

 

Special Categories / Web Sites:

These recently-discovered 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

Affordable Colleges Online

BestColleges.com

CollegeScholarships.com

Disabilities.gov

FinAid.org

Multiple Sclerosis Society

Scholarships.com

Spina Bifida Association

First Generation

Becas Univision

The Billings and Barrett First in Family Scholarship

Graduate Study

Optometry

Hispanic Students

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

Air Force - General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant 

American Legion child, (great)grandchild, WWI or 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/families/grandchildren

Veteran’s Service Organizations 

Veterans United Foundation

VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars 

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)

Gilman Foundation

Grace Groner Scholarship

Institute of International Education  -  scholarships, fellowships, internships

Polish Descent

Polish American Congress

From Top Ten Online Colleges - 25 Scholarships for Polish Students

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

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

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