As of the start of the fall semester, 80 Lake Forest students received over a quarter of a million dollars in private scholarship funds!
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, please report the funds to our office. Such “outside scholarships” will normally reduce the amount your family pays or the loans you use. In some rare cases, it may affect your work-study eligibility and/or College need-based grants.
Upcoming Scholarship Pick(s):
- Plansoen Family Scholarship
- The Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship
- Must be a single mother, child of a single mother, or closely impacted by a single mother.
- Open to graduating high school senior in final semester, and currently enrolled college students.
- Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.
- Deadlines: December 31 and June 30
- Details: https://littlebundle.com/pages/scholarships
- First-Year Students
- Transfer Students
- International Students
- Admitted Students
- Meet Your Counselor
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- Financial Aid
- High School Counselors
- Community College Counselors
Consider creating a separate email address for scholarship searches, in case you get a lot of unwanted email.
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
- FastWeb - scholarship search, see also: Tips to Winning Schlrshps
- Financial Aid Page - scholarship searches and other resources
- GoodCall.com - multiple “search by” options, including level of application difficulty, level of competition, etc.
- Horatio Alger Association - browse scholarships by your home state
- OnlineColleges.net - a long list of scholarships for minority students, though not limited to those enrolled at online institutions
- Peterson’s - scholarship search
- Sallie Mae - scholarship search
- Scholarships.com - scholarship search
- Through the Looking Glass (students/families w/disabilities)
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
Herbert Lehman Educational Fund (April)
Disabilities & Medical Conditions
Through the Looking Glass (students with disabilities, and students whose parent has a disability)
Dominican Bar Association (for law school)
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - dozens of scholarships for all grade levels
Hispanic Science Scholarships - National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Latino College Dollars - scholarship search
MAES (Latinos in Science and Engineering)
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
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
Military Officers Association of America - Veterans, family members
VFW’s Sport Clips Help a Hero - separate fall/spring deadlines
Yellow Ribbon Program - Lake Forest participates
Native American Scholarships
Resource: Tracing your American Indian Ancestry
AIFS (American Institute For Foreign Study)
Institute of International Education - scholarships, fellowships, internships
From Top Ten Online Colleges - 25 Scholarships for Polish Students
Arkansas Students - scholarship search
Hawai‘i Students - over 150 scholarships to pursue
Illinois Students - grants, loans, and scholarships for all grade levels
Illinois Students - Community Fndtn of Northern Illinois
Illinois, (Chicago Public Schools) - Wentcher Foundation
Indiana Students - grant and scholarship programs
Maine Students - links to 16 scholarships
Tennessee Students - application cycle begins mid-January
Washington Students - scholarship search
Community College students - Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship
Oakton Community College students - Wentcher Scholarship
Phi Theta Kappa members - various awards, criteria, deadlines
DDLR Scholarship (open to Chicago Public School seniors)