College Entrance Exams
The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The SAT is more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities.
The ACT is accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the United States, and is the test recommended first for LLHS students. Some Lakeside students choose to take both the SAT and the ACT.
This is something that families sign up for on their own. All of the necessary information, including cost, dates and locations, can be found at http://www.actstudent.org/. If you have any questions about the ACT please contact Mr. Rosenau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ACT Corporation offers a college checklist here
that outlines what tasks high students ought to expect to accomplish each year of their secondary education.
Colleges visiting Campus
If you would like to meet with college reps as they visit campus, please find a schedule and sign up in the Guidance Office (you'll also need a green sheet).
A message geared especially for Junior families:
Early spring is a very important time when it comes to planning for your son or daughter's future...
It's time to sign up your son or daughter for the ACT if you haven't already done so. The ACT test is required for admission to a 4-year college or university. The recommended dates are in early April or early June 10. Lakeside is not a test site, but most local public schools offer it. The deadline for signing up comes about a month prior t the test date, which you can find specifics on at the ACT website. Parents are responsible for signing up their son or daughter at www.act.org.
The cost for the test in 2018 was $46.00 or $62.50 for the ACT plus writing.
The spring of a student's junior year is also a great time to go on college visits or to go on job shadows. This Google Slides presentation that is shared with Juniors during small group meetings early 2nd semester also gives some insight when it comes to next steps.
If you have questions about signing up for the ACT or about arranging a college visit or job shadow, please feel free to contact Mr. Rosenau.
College Scholarship Opportunities
Scholarships are listed by month of deadline from start of school year (websites may have past year info but links are often still valid; click through to find if current year info is out)
Amercian Legion Scholarships
Ten scholarships based on varying criteria described at website
Applications also in Guidance office
Deadlines vary throughout the year
application available at website
Apply online as a student to be recognized for your capacity to lead and serve, and commitment to making a significant impact on your schools and communities
For young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods
Kohl Educational Foundation Student Excellence Awardwww.kohleducation.org/students
See this document for important details
To LLHS Guidance Office by Nov. 16
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship to a hairstylist or cosmetology student
AXA AchievementApply online: Application cycle begins Oct 15 and ends when 10,000 are received or Feb. 1, whichever is earlier, so apply earlyDecember 14
Fort Healthcare ScholarshipSeveral scholarships described on
Watertown Conservation Club
For Watertown residents planning to pursue a career in conservation or environmental studies: see guidance office
Jefferson County Agriculture Club
Jefferson County senior majoring in agriculture or ag-related field:
see guidance office
Janesville-based Rock Energy Cooperative offers scholarships to children of coop members. Online application.
January 9BK Scholars
For Burger King employees and Children of BK employees.
Apply on website between Oct 15 and Dec 15
Wisconsin resident enrolling in a college or vocational/technical school in a course of study leading to a two- or four-year degree in police science, criminal justice, or a law enforcement-related field
Applications in Guidance office
American Association of University Women
Offered to students from Lakeside Lutheran, Luther Prep, Maranatha Academy and Watertown High School whose permanent home address is within the Watertown School District. Application at bottom of this page or in Guidance office
"Scholars Helping Collars" scholarship
For juniors or seniors who volunteer with animals in need. Write essay about your animal story.
Wisconsin Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
Applications in Guidance office
MarchGrellton Conservation Club
For students planning on attending a college to study Agriculture and Natural Resources - Pick up application in Guidance Office
for high school students who exhibit a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.
For full-time current or future students in the printing technology or management, publishing or graphic design fields.
High school seniors accepted to a college or trade school or any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited college, university or trade school in the United States are qualified to apply by submitting a 1,000-2,000 word essay.
Wisconsin Sports Awards - Cousins
for senior WIAA athletes
Richard L Bowers Memorial Scholarship
Two scholarships are awarded annually to dependents, grandchildren, and/or spouses of Vietnam War veterans who currently reside in Jefferson County, WI. Applications in Guidance office
Any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States. Applicant does not have to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member to participate, but the student must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary.
The Geneseo Migrant Center administers a variety of scholarships to offer financial assistance to migrant students who want to further their education.
Registered for College or Vocational School for field related to Hospitality or Food Service Field
may also pick up app in guidance office
Friends of the LD Fargo Library
Applications in Guidance office or pdf at bottom of this page (for Jefferson Co. residents)
More info and App is a Google doc through above link
For full-time students across the country who are in a religious studies program at an accredited theological seminary, college or university.
For incoming freshmen with type 1 diabetes and who are US citizens or permanent residents seeking a higher education at an accredited four-year university, college, technical or trade school
Dodge County Advocating Rights of Citizens with disabilities
App in Guidance office
For residents of Lake Mills School District meeting criteria of Character, Leadership, Scholarship, Participation and the written essay.
App is Google doc through above link
$500 scholarship for a 4-year college/uni-bound high school senior in Wisconsin and whose parent(s) are currently receiving Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
For those pursuing a post-secondary degree in any academic area that will prepare them to serve and support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.
Wisconsin Towns Association
Application in Guidance office
This website was developed for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships, to improve students’ chances for success. The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application. $1,000 for this award and access to several more
Hammett, Bellin & Oswald Law & Justice Scholarship
For all first-year college freshmen attending an accredited College/University during the upcoming fall semester. Special consideration will be given to a student interested in pursuing a career in law who also meets the requirements. $750
Applicant must have a valid amateur radio license
visit website for application and more info
Write 500-1000 word essay on "Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals."
June 14Big Sun Scholarship
For student-athletes. Apply online, write essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:
How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
Has your participation influenced your career goals?
Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?