Lakeland University Scholarships & Discounts

Scholarships & Discounts for Kellett School (Evening/Online) Students

Lakeland is committed to providing exceptional value at a manageable cost. That's why we offer scholarships and discounts to help make the cost of adult education more affordable.  

We also encourage all students applying for scholarships to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or to contact the financial aid office

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.

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.

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Lakeland University has partnered with 250+ employers throughout the state of Wisconsin. Employees, and their immediate family members, of these corporate partners may be eligible to receive discounted tuition rates for courses offered at our seven center locations. 

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Transfer students who have earned their associate degree, and were PTK members or have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher at one of Wisconsin technical colleges, may be eligible for a 10% discount. Students must start at Lakeland within 3 semesters of graduation. 

Starting or continuing your education as an adult in even the best times can be challenging, let alone when we face such uncertainty.

Through the generous donations of alumni and community members, Lakeland has created a COVID-19 Relief Fund to help students financially impacted by the pandemic.

The aid award will be based on financial circumstances that negatively impact the student.


  • Applicant must be pursuing or completing bachelor's or master's degree in the Lakeland’s Kellett School.
  • Applicant can be a current or returning student or a student starting in the fall 2020 semester.
  • Applicant can attend part-time or full-time; award amounts may reflect attendance status.
  • Applicants for the COVID-19 grant must complete an application in order to be considered for the grant.
  • Applicants must be in academic good standing.
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Lakeland University awards multiple scholarships each year for students who enroll in the Orff Schulwerk Certification program for graduate credit. Students completing Orff Schulwerk coursework for credit must apply for this scholarship each year that they enroll for consideration.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible, a student must enroll for the Orff Schulwerk Certification program for graduate credit, have earned at least a 3.0 from their undergraduate institution, and demonstrate financial need by completing a FAFSA. Students must indicate their intention to complete all three levels of Orff Schulwerk certification. Students who apply for this award having previously completed Orff Schulwerk level coursework at Lakeland University must have achieved no lower than a 3.0 for their previous work. (NOTE: In summer 2021 only Level I is offered. Therefore, this final requirement will apply in future summers when Levels II and III are offered.)

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Scholarships are available for students within the Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály Emphasis program and the OAKE Endorsed Kodály Certificate program.

Kodaly Summer Graduate Music Scholarships

Lakeland University awards multiple scholarships each year for students who have been accepted to either the Kodaly Certificate program or the Master of Music in Music Education: Kodaly Emphasis program. Scholarships are applied each summer a student registers for no less than six graduate credits that are applicable to program completion. Students who receive a scholarship will not need to reapply each summer, provided that they continue to meet the eligibility requirements listed below. (NOTE: Students who have less than six credits remaining in the program during their fourth summer of study in the Master of Music in Music Education – Kodaly Emphasis program may receive a prorated scholarship for their final summer of study.)

Scholarship Eligibility

To be and remain eligible a for an award, an accepted student must enroll in no less than six graduate credits that are applicable to program completion in the summer, have earned at least a 3.0 from their undergraduate institution, demonstrate financial need by completing a FAFSA, and maintain a record of academic excellence at Lakeland University with a GPA of no lower than a 3.0. Awards will renew automatically each summer so long as the eligibility requirements listed above continue to be met.

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The Chippewa Valley New Student Scholarship is a one-time non-renewable scholarship of $500 to new Lakeland University-Chippewa Valley Center students (limited to the first 10 new students) who choose to  enroll in the Kellett School of Undergraduate & Graduate Studies for the 2021 fall semester. Applicants are eligible to receive this  scholarship upon full admission and registration in their program.

Lakeland University offers a renewable annual scholarship of up to $5,000 to any new student who chooses to pursue full-time undergraduate academic studies in our William R. Kellett School.

The scholarship is open to new students who are enrolled full-time (12 credits each term, 24 credits over two terms).


  • New and transfer students are eligible for the scholarship. All must be admitted or continuing in good academic standing and enrolled on a full-time status in one of Lakeland’s bachelor’s degree programs.
  • Students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 credits for each of the fall and spring semesters; spring and summer semesters; or spring and fall semesters – at least 24 credits over the two consecutive semesters.
    • Students enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits for each of the fall and spring semesters and choose to enroll in at least 6 credits in the summer semester, may be eligible for additional funding.
  • Students must persist from term to term and maintain enrollment in order to renew the scholarship.
  • Students may not stack other Lakeland promotions of discounts with the scholarship.
    • Students may use employer reimbursement to pay for any tuition expenses not covered by the scholarship.

Students pursuing the RN to BSN Completion Program are eligible to apply for both the Dennis L. Dhein Endowed Scholarship and the Frank G. and Frieda K. Brotz Family Foundation Nursing Scholarship. The scholarships range from $500-$1,000 and are applicable to the 2021-2022 academic year only. For more information or for the applications, please email

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