Presidential Scholarship Program

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.

Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Be in the top 15 percent of students in the senior class at the end of 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:

  • Reside in the Lake Land College District at the time of graduation;
  • Graduate from a high school located in the Lake Land College District; or
  • Graduate from a high school serving a portion of the Lake Land College District; and
  • Enroll full-time the fall semester following graduation.

To Apply

Students who meet the eligibility criteria should:

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

To Remain Eligible

Presidential Scholars must fulfill certain requirements to remain eligible to continue to receive the award including:

  • successfully completing a minimum of 12 semester hours each semester; and
  • obtaining either a 3.25 semester or cumulative GPA every term.


The following documents provide comprehensive answers to common questions regarding the Presidential Scholarship: