Scholarship Opportunities

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

Foundation Scholarships

Lake Land College Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students based on a wide range of criteria.

  • Each year, the Foundation awards students more than $400,000 worth of scholarships in a range of amounts up to $5,000.
  • Only one application is required to be considered for all Foundation Scholarships.
  • Applications should be completed annually as scholarships are awarded on a one year basis.
  • Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will be accepted from November 1, 2020 – February 1, 2021.

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.

Students who meet one of the following criteria are eligible for the Presidential Scholarship:

  1. are in the top 15 percent of students in the senior class; or
  2. have an ACT composite score of 26 or higher/SAT total score of 1230 or higher.

Qualifying students must also:

  1. reside in the Lake Land College district at the time of graduation;
  2. graduate from a high school located in the Lake Land College district; or
  3. graduate from a high school serving a portion of the Lake Land College district.

To Apply

  1. Contact your high school guidance counselor to complete and submit the Presidential Scholarship Acceptance Form.
  2. Enroll at Lake Land College full time the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.

For more information about the Presidential Scholarship, visit the Lake Land College Honors Experience webpage or contact Michelle Zumbahlen at 217-234-5230 or mzumbahlen4077@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. For more information on Lake Land College Athletics, visit the Athletics webpage or call the Field House at 217-234-5333.

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. For more information on the Lake Land College Livestock Judging team, visit the Livestock Judging webpage or contact Hayden Wilder at 217-234-5360 or hwilder@lakelandcollege.edu.

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.