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Lake Forest College is known for making the college experience an affordable one for our students and their families. You could receive up to $30,000 annually in merit-based scholarship.
Transfer students: please refer to the Transfer Scholarship page for specific information.
First-Year students: 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.
- General Merit-Based Scholarship
- Fine Art Scholarships
- Transfer Scholarships
- Carnegie English Contest
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!
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.
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.
Lake Forest College offers talent-based scholarships in music, studio art, and theater. Scholarships are available to both majors and non-majors.
Steps to complete the Fine Arts Scholarship application
1. Apply to Lake Forest College
2. Complete the Fine Arts Scholarship Application
3. Finalize the application by submitting your portfolio or completing your audition.
Deadline for Spring 2020 (new, entering students)
Application - December 1, 2019
Audition/Portfolio Submission – December 13, 2019
Deadline for Fall 2020 first-year students
Scholarship Application – March 16
Scholarship Audition/Portfolio Submission – April 7
Deadline for Fall 2020 transfer students
Fine Arts Scholarship Renewal Requirements
|Hixon Theater Scholarship|
In order to remain eligible to renew the Hixon Theater Scholarships, students must:
|Reid Music Scholarship|
In order to remain eligible to renew the Reid Music Scholarship, students must:
|Durand Art Scholarship|
In order to remain eligible to renew the Durand Art Scholarship, students must:
If you are applying to Lake Forest College for the fall of 2020, and plan to study English either through the literature or creative writing track, we invite you to participate in our annual Carnegie English Essay Contest. Five winners will be awarded $2,500 annually - that’s $10,000 over four years. Click here to learn more.