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-$64,000. Annual awards are between $6,000-$16,000, 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
Cooperative Education Scholarship
Open to new, full-time freshmen. Lakeland’s innovative cooperative education model allows students to gain 12-18 months of professional work experience while earning academic credit. Along with the wages students earn, Lakeland's co-op will add an additional $2,000 - $4,000 per year to students’ academic scholarships. Renewable.
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 Nov. 17, 2019. On-campus interviews Dec. 6, 2019.
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 Nov. 17, 2019. On-campus interviews Dec. 7, 2019.
J. Garland Schilcutt School of Business and Entrepreneurship Scholarship (range from $500 to full-tuition)
Accounting, Business Administration, Food Safety & Quality, Hospitality Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Specialized Administration and Sport Management and Leadership. School of Business Scholarship application deadline of Nov. 17, 2019. On-campus interviews Dec. 5, 2019.
Priority application deadline for top awards is Feb. 1, 2019. Rolling application deadline for remaining awards is May 1, 2019. Auditions scheduled upon completion of application.
András Viski Piano Scholarship
Awards $1,000 - 3,000 per year to an accomplished piano student 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 $500 - $3,000 per year to 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.
Awards $1,000 - $3,000 per year to qualified theatre performers and production assistants. Open to new, full-time freshman or transfer students. Audition required, along with participation in Lakeland’s productions. Renewable. Application deadline of July 1, 2019.
Sheboygan County Scholars
Awards full-tuition scholarships to selected students from Sheboygan County. A minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.25 or a score of 27 or better on the ACT are required. Renewable. Application deadline of Nov. 17, 2019. On-campus interviews during the week of Dec. 9 - Dec. 13, 2019
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. This scholarship cannot be combined with any academic scholarships. Open to new, full-time freshmen or transfer students. Priority application deadline for fall 2020 semester is Feb. 1, 2020.
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. Application deadline for fall 2020 semester is July 1, 2020.
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. Priority deadline for top awards: Feb. 1, 2020. Rolling deadline for remaining awards: May 1, 2020. Skype interviews scheduled upon completion of application.
Grover Family Scholarship
Awards $10,000 to a selected full-time freshman who is a graduate of a Sheboygan County high school. The student should be focused on academics above athletics and be actively involved in extra-curricular or volunteer activities. Non-renewable. Application deadline Jan. 30, 2020.
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 with financial need Federal and Lakeland grants are also awarded to meet full-time tuition costs. Renewable. Application deadline Jan. 30, 2020.
Catharine B. Stayer Scholarship
This full-tuition scholarship is open to new, full-time freshmen with high financial need. Preference will be given to students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Renewable. Application deadline April 1, 2020.
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.
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
Lakeland sponsored academic or specialty scholarships may not apply to students who have tuition and fees funded at 100% from outside agencies.
Combined Lakeland scholarships should not exceed $20,000 (excluding full-tuition scholarships, Grover Family Scholarship and Catharine B. Stayer Scholarship).