Academic scholarships for freshmen entering the traditional program will be awarded based on combinations of student ACT or SAT test scores and cumulative, non-weighted high school GPAs. Scholarships range in total value between $24,000-$48,000. Annual awards are between $6,000-$12,000, and are renewable with designated Lakeland University GPAs.
Select the Specialty Scholarships tab below to view a list of additional scholarships for which new students may apply. Please note the priority consideration date of each scholarship.
Use the scholarship calculator below to quickly determine your potential academic scholarship.
Directions: Use your ACT composite score or your SAT total score if taken March, 2016 or later*. Use your non-weighted, cumulative high school GPA. If you are a new transfer student entering the traditional program, click here for transfer scholarship information.
Estimated Academic Scholarship
* If your SAT test was taken prior to March 2016, contact the financial aid office for scholarship information.
What does cooperative education mean at Lakeland?
- Work and earn up to $100,000 during your four years as a Lakeland University student; earning credits while you earn money (this includes scholarship dollars)
- Develop an impressive resume enhancing your marketability post-graduation through curricular and co-curricular development opportunities
- Build professional relationships with world-class local companies
School of Science, Technology & Education (range from $500 to full-tuition)
Biochemistry (B.S.), Biology (B.S.), Broad Field Science, Chemistry (B.S.), Computer Science (B.S.), Criminal Justice, Education, Exercise Science (B.S.), Mathematics, Pre-Nursing and Psychology. Application deadline of Oct. 20, 2017. On-campus interviews Nov. 4, 2017.
School of Humanities and Fine Arts (range from $500 to full-tuition)
Broad Field Social Studies, Communication, Creative Writing (B.F.A.), English, Graphic Design, History, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Religion, Spanish, Studio Art and Writing Application deadline of Oct. 20, 2017. On-campus interviews Nov. 4, 2017.
J. Garland Schilcutt School of Business and Entrepreneurship Scholarship (range from $500 to full-tuition)
Accounting, Business Administration, Hospitality Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Specialized Administration and Sport Management and Leadership. School of Business Scholarship application deadline of Nov. 1, 2017.
$1,000 Seeker Scholarship
Undecided majors may apply for the $1,000 Seeker Scholarship. Application deadline of Oct. 20, 2017.
Open to new, full-time freshman. Our innovative cooperative education model allows students to gain 12-18 months of professional work experience while earning academic credit, along with the ability to earn up to $100,000 to minimize post-graduate student debt through a $14,000 annual scholarship and work experience.
UCC Pastor's Scholarship
Awards $1,500 upon recommendation of UCC pastor; limited to members of United Church of Christ (UCC) Congregations. Referral from current pastor required. Open to new, full-time freshmen or transfer students. Renewable. Application deadline Nov. 15, 2017.
Lakeland University Referral Scholarship
Awards $500 upon recommendation of current student or alumni of the university. Non-renewable. Open to new, full-time freshmen or transfer students. Freshman referral form deadline of Jan. 1, 2018. Transfer student referral form deadline of June 1, 2018 for fall entry and Dec. 1, 2018 for spring entry.
Honors Program Scholarship
Awards $1,000 per year upon acceptance to Honors Program. Open to new, full-time freshmen. Renewable with continued Honors Program participation. Application deadline: Aug. 1, 2018.
András Viski Piano Scholarship
Awards $2,000 per year to an accomplished pianist who serves as accompanist to choral students. Audition required for initial award. Renewable upon audition each year. Information regarding required audition dates.
Helen Boatwright Music Scholarship
Awards vary between $500 - $3,000 per year to selected, qualified music students. Annual audition required, along with participation in a band or choral group at Lakeland. Open to new, full-time freshmen or transfer students. Renewable. Information regarding required audition dates.
Col. Yong Chue Yang Scholarship
Student descendants of families who were displaced by the Vietnam Conflict are eligible to apply for the renewable $15,000 Col. Yong Chue Yang Scholarship. This scholarship cannot be combined with any academic scholarships. Open to new, full-time freshmen or transfer students.
Kenneth Ertman Memorial Book Scholarship
Awards $300 to a freshman or transfer student who is a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America with the rank of Eagle Scout and who holds current membership in the Order of the Arrow, the National Camping Honor Society of Boy Scouts of America. May be renewable. Application deadline October 20.
Lakeland University Service and Leadership Scholarships
Top awards of $5,000 and $3,000, and multiple awards ranging from $500-$1,500. Open to new, full-time freshmen demonstrating leadership and/or altruism. Supplemental materials and interview required. Renewable. Application deadline October 20. Qualifying leadership criteria may include any of the following:
- Boy Scout Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, WI 4-H Key Award, Boys & Girls club Youth of the Year or a candidate of these rankings or strong leadership roles within these organizations.
- Leadership roles within a school based club or organization. (EX: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Editor, etc. of FBLA, FFA, VICA, Student Government, Drama, Yearbook etc.)
- Peer Leader. (Ex: Help a student adjust to a new school, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, in school programs etc.)
- Leadership role in a church organization or other non-profit organization that demonstrates dedication and altruism.
Ulrich Scholars Program
Ten renewable scholarships of $20,000 are available for new students eager to explore the intersection of faith, reason, and justice. Students must declare and maintain satisfactory academic progress towards a minor or major in religion and participate in programing of the Ulrich Center for Philosophy, Ethics, and Christian Thought. Applicants with cumulative unweighted GPA over a 3.2 and a composite ACT score of 23 or greater (or 1130 SAT) will be granted priority consideration.
* Ulrich Scholarships will replace academic, school-specific, leadership, and Co-op scholarships.
Grover Family Scholarship
Awards $10,000 to a selected full-time freshman who is a graduate of a Sheboygan County high school. (Students from surrounding communities may also apply). The student should be focused on academics above athletics and be actively involved in extra-curricular or volunteer activities. The student should have a declared major and well-defined career goals. Nonrenewable. When scholarship is awarded, Lakeland scholarships will be adjusted for the year the Grover is awarded. Application deadline January 30.
Hurvis Family Scholarship
Awards multiple full tuition scholarships to new, full-time freshmen of minority ethnicity. Preference is given to freshmen graduating from an inner city high school. Priority is given to graduates of Providence-St. Mel High School in Chicago and students with financial need. Renewable. For priority consideration, apply by January 30.
Sheboygan County Scholars
Awards full-tuition scholarships to selected students from Sheboygan County. A minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or a score of 27 or better on the ACT are required. Renewable. Priority consideration for applications submitted by November 1. Application and details.
Evening, Weekend and Online Program Scholarships
Accepted students who have been officially referred by alumni, current students and friends of the university may receive a $500 non-renewable Lakeland University Referral Scholarship.
Our Buddy Scholarship rewards new Evening, Weekend & Online students who start an undergraduate or graduate program with a friend, colleague, family member or – their buddy – at the same time. Students who enroll in an eligible program with a friend, or group of friends, will each receive a one-time $500 scholarship for their first semester.
Are you a Lakeland graduate thinking about pursuing an advanced degree? There’s never been a better time to pursue additional education at your alma mater!
New master’s degree students who have completed their undergraduate degree from Lakeland will receive a Legacy Discount of 10 percent off each graduate class!
At Lakeland, we’re family, and we value our relationship with all our graduates, and it’s why we designed this program. The Legacy Discount is simply a way for us to reward you for being a member of the Lakeland family.
Catharine B. Stayer Scholarship
This $7,500 scholarship for an incoming freshman with high financial need. Preference will be given to students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This award can be renewed each year, up to four years. The scholarship is named for the late Catharine Stayer, a community leader who believed deeply in the power of education to improve people’s lives. She was a generous supporter of Lakeland as well as other schools both local and around the world.
Consider using a scholarship search engine, such as fastweb.com, to assist you in your pursuit of outside scholarships. Begin applying for these as soon as possible in your senior year.
Scholarship Combination Rules
Combined Lakeland funding from academic scholarships, specialty scholarships and grants will not exceed a set percentage of tuition costs.
Participate in our Scholarship Day. Various awards are available based on academic achievement, leadership, your major and other criteria.