Scholarships received in the College and Career Resource Center will be posted on Naviance. Students wishing to pursue scholarship opportunities can access them through the “Scholarship List” on Naviance. When highlighted, each scholarship will provide more detailed information, including links to the application.


School Specific Nominations

Seniors seeking a nomination for one of the highly selective “College Specific” scholarships listed below must be applying to the college and cannot be applying Early Decision to any college. They need to submit a résumé to their counselor that includes their GPA and test scores in addition to a listing of activities, community service involvement, leadership positions held and awards received. Since students may be considered for more than one scholarship they should indicate their top three choices in order of preference and list them in the body of the email or on a cover letter. A scholarship committee will meet to evaluate the applications and select the nominee(s) they feel best meet the ideals of each scholarship. All students will be notified by the scholarship committee if they were selected for a scholarship nomination. Below are the dates to submit your résumé for consideration.

September 8, 2021

Davidson College-Lowell Bryan Scholarship for Athletes (all sports except Football & M/W Basketball) (3)
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill-Morehead Cain (2)

October 1, 2021 

Davidson College-John Montgomery Belk Scholarship (1)              Indiana University-Wells Scholarship (2)                                               University of Virginia-Jefferson Scholars Program (1)

(#) Indicates how many students we can nominate for each of the scholarships listed above

Local Scholarships

These scholarships are available for graduating LFHS seniors and are awarded annually at the Honors Night ceremony in May. Available scholarships include service to the school (APT), Theater (PALS), Music (Applause), Latin Club; scholarships for students majoring in Art, or Education; scholarships for students who have a passion for reading, who write independently, and who demonstrate “Good Character” and “Generosity of Spirit.” Finally, the American Legion, Lake Bluff Women’s Club and the LF/LB Lion’s Club award numerous scholarships in recognition of community service involvement, leadership, financial need and academic achievement.

Applications are available both in Naviance and on the link to the right.

All Students

There are two memorial scholarships that are available for any Lake Forest High School students who are interested in attending a summer program and/or GAP Year program. The two scholarships are listed below along with the specific criteria for both.

The Ellie Burns Scholarship will provide scholarships to deserving students to attend a summer or fall outdoor adventure, education and/or community service program offered by 501(c)(3) exempt organizations, such as Outward Bound, Inc., National Outdoors Leadership School (“NOLS”), Overland, Rustic Pathways or any other 501(c)(3) exempt organization approved by the Scholarship Selection Committee. Each scholarship awarded will be up to $5000 and will be paid directly to the organization offering the program on behalf of the scholarship recipient. Applications will be available on Naviance and in the College and Career Resource Center beginning December 1.

The Christopher Martinat Memorial Scholarship will fully fund the tuition for a month-long NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) experience in the Rocky Mountains for one selected student. Interested applicants must be at least 16 years of age and a resident of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff or Knollwood. Applications will be available on Naviance and in the College and Career Resource Center beginning February 1.

Scholarship Scoop

While all the scholarships are listed in Naviance, Our monthly scholarship newsletter called “Scholarship Scoop" makes it easier to find which scholarships are applicable to each individual student. It also provides links to the scholarship websites unless the applications are solely available through Naviance. This document will be published monthly so check back here each month!

March 2022

Local Scholarships