Lakeland University's Scholars Program

Sheboygan County Scholars Program

The Sheboygan County Scholars program is an initiative of Lakeland University with support from the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce, leading businesses, and philanthropists. The goal of the program is to retain the area's most promising young people and prepare them to assume future leadership positions within the region.

Each year, up to 4 students will be selected as Sheboygan County Scholars. All scholars will have met rigorous academic standards and be required to complete a competitive application process — which will include a personal interview — to be accepted into the program. Upon acceptance into the program, scholars will be expected to excel academically, be engaged in campus life and the Sheboygan community through volunteer opportunities, and maintain the highest ethical standards.

Sheboygan County Scholars Program

Receive Full-Time Tuition

Scholars will receive a full-tuition scholarship to attend Lakeland University and will participate regularly in leadership development and growth opportunities. This competitive program will foster the development of the next generation of Sheboygan County leaders' intellect, professional networking abilities, and soft skills.

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The Process


  • Must be a resident of Sheboygan County or a graduate of a Sheboygan County high school (attending at least 3 years).
  • Have a minimum of a 3.25 high school grade point average OR ACT score of 27.

Academic Components of the Scholars Program:

  • Maintenance of a 3.25 grade-point average.
  • Can choose any academic major.
  • Participate in on or off campus leadership engagement activities each semester.

Application Procedure:

  • Brief essay (500 words) on what they hope to achieve at Lakeland University and what they hope to accomplish after graduation.
  • Two letters of reference from non-family members who can comment on qualifications, interests and goals.
  • If not already submitted, send an official copy of your high school transcript which should include your GPA, class rank and ACT or SAT scores to the admissions office.

Key Components of the Scholars Program:

  • Campus Community Service and Engagement
    • Blue & Gold Champion, tutor, campus tour volunteer, event coordination, greet at alumni events, University President conversations, club/organization involvement, campus musical/play, etc.
  • Sheboygan County Community Service and Engagement
    • Serve on a board, local event coordination, attend Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Network events, engage with local executives, nonprofit volunteering, etc.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Director of Admissions, Elizabeth Julian at 920-565-1022 ext. 2134 or

Be A Scholar!

Apply to the Sheboygan County Scholars Program

Application deadline: November 21, 2021

Interviews: December 6-10, 2021