During the 2013-2014 academic year, Lake Forest students received over $575,000 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:
Buick Achievers Scholarship
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is offering:
A renewable scholarship of up to $25,000/yr for 50 full-time entering freshmen or existing undergraduate college students. Open to those majoring in a field that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business-related programs of study. Must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status.
Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need, participation and leadership in community and school activities, work experience and interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industry. Special consideration given to the following applicants: first-generation college, female, minority, military veteran or a dependent of military personnel.
Deadline: February 27 4 p.m. CST
Individual Scholarship Listing
A printable list of 143 scholarships updated 12/2013 - 2/2014.
A searchable list of the same 143 scholarships.
General Web Sites
- FastWeb - scholarship search - see also: Tips to Winning Scholarships
- Financial Aid Page - scholarship searches and other resources
- Horatio Alger Association - browse scholarships by your home state
- Kaarme.com - browse scholarships by category
- Peterson’s - scholarship search
- Sallie Mae’s College Answer - new scholarship search
- Scholarship Experts.com - scholarship search
- Scholarships.com - scholarship search
Special Categories / Web Sites
Arkansas Students - scholarship search
CPS (Chicago Public Schools) Students - Wentcher Foundation
Hawai‘i Students - over 150 scholarships to pursue
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
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
Presbyterian Church, (USA) - programs for members of the PC (USA)
Science Scholarships - undergraduate and graduate studies
State-Specific Aid Programs - going2college.org
- Illinois Students - from the Illinois Dream Fund Commission
- Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund - new for 2014-15
- An undocumented student’s guide to college - IL
- Private Scholarship Guide for undocumented students
Washington Students - scholarship search