Admissions

Scholarships

2016-2017 First-Year Scholarship Information

Lake Forest College is known for making the college experience an affordable one for our students and their families. To get an idea of the scholarship you may be eligible for, see the chart below using your high school GPA (weighted or unweighted) and your ACT or SAT score.

Scholarship Opportunities

General Merit-Based Scholarship


Not on the grid?

Don’t worry! At Lake Forest College, we know that our students are more than just a number. We are searching for interesting, well-rounded students to add to our already diverse community. Your engagement with the College, accomplishments in and out of the classroom, leadership potential, course preparation, and more will be taken into consideration by our holistic review. Don’t hesitate to apply!

Applying Test-Optional?

Those students who are applying without submitting their ACT or SAT scores must schedule an interview with their admission counselor as soon as possible. We believe that this conversation tells more about a student’s drive and passion for learning than a standardized exam. Students who apply test-optional will be reviewed for scholarship on an individual basis using our holistic review process.

Review
 Process

As an institution that is truly diverse in every sense of the word, we at Lake Forest College pride ourselves in our holistic admissions review. Whether you find yourself on the above grid or not, your admissions counselor will review your file for scholarship consideration based on qualities that we know make a successful Forester. Beyond just a GPA or test-score, we are looking for students that want a personalized academic experience, paired with the world-class opportunities that Chicago has to offer.

Fine Art Scholarships

Lake Forest College offers talent-based scholarships in music, studio art, and theater. Scholarships require an application for admission, the scholarship application, and either an audition for music and theater, or portfolio review for studio art. Scholarships are available to both majors and non-majors.

Applicants must have completed an application for admission and either an audition or portfolio review by December 15 to be considered for the Preferred Fine Art Deadline. Availability of funds after this date are not guaranteed. 

Durand Art Scholarship
Hixon Theater Scholarship
Reid Music Scholarship

Chicago Public Schools Scholarship

Students who apply from a Chicago Public School with at least a 3.5 weighted GPA and either a 24 ACT or 1120 SAT (M+V) or higher, will be considered for an additional $2,000 in merit scholarship. Students will automatically be considered for funds at time of admission. Students must complete an application for admission no later than October 15 to be considered.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are eligible to receive scholarships of up to $25,000 per year. Please see the transfer page for more details.