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Transfer Scholarships

A Lake Forest College education prepares you for the future, invests in your potential, and sets you on the path to success. We offer up to $30,000 a year in merit-based scholarship for transfer students.

Our Forester Flagship Program offers qualified in-state students 100% of the College’s tuition covered in grants and scholarships.

Entering with over 26 hours of coursework

Applicants entering with over 26 hours of completed coursework will be evaluated through a holistic review process. Using your transcript, letters of recommendation, interview, and test scores (optional), we will offer a scholarship of up to $25,000 annually in recognition of your achievements.  

Entering with up to 26 hours of completed coursework

Use your weighted high school GPA or your SAT score or your ACT score to see the scholarship you could be eligible for. 

Not on the grid? You can still apply. At Lake Forest College, we know that our students are more than just a number. We are searching for interesting, well-rounded students to add to our diverse community. Our holistic admission process takes into consideration your engagement with the College, accomplishments in and out of the classroom, leadership potential, course preparation, and more. 

Applying test-optional? No problem.

You will be reviewed for scholarship on an individual basis using our holistic review process. Schedule an interview with your admission counselor as soon as possible. We believe that this conversation tells more about a student’s drive and passion for learning than a standardized exam.

Additional Scholarship/Grant Opportunities

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes transfer students who hold current membership in Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society of two-year colleges.

Forester Flagship Program

Forester Flagship Program

Our Forester Flagship Program provides qualified in-state first year and transfer students with 100% of the College’s tuition covered in grants and scholarships.

Fine Arts Scholarships

Fine Arts Scholarships

Lake Forest College offers talent-based scholarships in music, studio art, and theater. Scholarships are available to both majors and non-majors.

Scholarship Highlights

  • 98% of admitted students receive scholarship and/or need-based financial assistance from the College.
  • Merit-based and need-based aid may be used for many off-campus programs.
  • Scholarships are guaranteed for all four years as long as the student maintains a 2.0 GPA and satisfactory academic progress.