Scholarship Opportunities

Lake Land College students have a variety of options for earning scholarships to assist with paying for college.

Foundation Scholarships

Each year, the Lake Land College Foundation awards students more than $400,000 worth of scholarships in a range of amounts up to $5,000.

Applications should be completed annually as scholarships are awarded on an annual basis. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will be accepted from November 1, 2021-February 1, 2022.

Presidential Scholarships

Lake Land College is pleased to guarantee a Presidential Scholarship to all eligible in-district high school graduates who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition for up to two years.

Lake Land College offering a second-chance Presidential Scholarship opportunity to 2021 High School Graduates

Lake Land College is pleased to announce it will reopen the Presidential Scholarship opportunity to qualifying 2021 high school graduates who did not enroll at Lake Land in Fall 2021.

The Presidential Scholarship is available to eligible in-district high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition for up to two consecutive academic years and is available to graduates who enroll in Lake Land College in the fall following high school graduation.

With this initiative, Class of 2021 Presidential Scholars who did not enroll in college or attended another college this fall now have a second opportunity to take advantage of the scholarship to continue their education at Lake Land beginning in January. This is a one time opportunity and will only be available for the Spring 2022 semester.

Students who meet one of the following criteria are eligible for the Presidential Scholarship: were in the top 15 percent of students in their senior class at the end of the 7th or 8th semester or have an ACT composite score of 26 or higher/SAT total score of 1230 or higher.

Qualifying students must also have:

  • Resided in the Lake Land College district at the time of graduation.
  • Have graduated from high school within the last year.
  • Graduated from a high school located in the Lake Land College district or
  • Graduated from a high school serving a portion of the Lake Land College district, including Hume-Shiloh, South Central, Newton, and North Clay high schools.

Interested students, including home schooled and private school students, in the district who meet the eligibility requirements should contact Financial Aid Scholarship Specialist Braddi Browning at 217-234-5392 or scholarships@lakelandcollege.edu.

Athletic Scholarships

Lake Land College athletic coaches award scholarships to talented athletes who in their judgment have the outstanding ability to compete on their respective NJCAA team.

Livestock Judging Scholarships

The Lake Land College Livestock Judging team coach awards scholarships to students who in his/her judgment have the outstanding ability to perform on the College’s team.

Private Scholarships

Many community organizations, banks, credit unions, clubs, fraternal orders, businesses and employers sponsor a variety of private scholarships. Students are encouraged to contact these organizations about scholarship opportunities. High school guidance offices are also an excellent resource for scholarship listings, searches and assistance. Many private scholarships are awarded well before the fall semester begins, so students should start the search and application process early and pay close attention to deadlines.