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Post-Lakeside planning

Preparing for what comes after Lakeside


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 If you have any questions about the ACT please contact Mr. Rosenau at
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.
2018 ACT comparison graphic


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).
Lutheran College Fairs are in August. See more info here.

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 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)
Christensen & Hymas General Scholarship
online application available at website; requires essay
Aug. 1
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     
Oct. 6
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     
Oct 31

BBB Student of Integrity
Visit website for more information
March 1
For young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods     
Nov 6
Kohl Educational Foundation Student Excellence Award
See this document for important details
To LLHS Guidance Office by Nov. 16

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
November 15
$1,000 scholarship to a hairstylist or cosmetology student     
November 15

AXA Achievement
Apply online: Application cycle begins Oct 15 and ends when 10,000 are received or Feb. 1, whichever is earlier, so apply early
December 14
Engineers Foundation
Get applications online for several engineering scholarships
December 17
Fort Healthcare Scholarship
Several scholarships described on website
Deadlines vary

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 9

BK Scholars
For Burger King employees and Children of BK employees.
Apply on website between Oct 15 and Dec 15
Jan 10
Apply online
Jan 21
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 
Feb 1
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
Feb 5
"Scholars Helping Collars" scholarship     
For juniors or seniors who volunteer with animals in need. Write essay about your animal story.     
February 28
Wisconsin Society for Clinical Laboratory Science     
Applications in Guidance office     

Grellton 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.

Jefferson County Deputy Sheriffs Association
For students who live in Jefferson County - pick up application in Guidance office
For full-time current or future students in the printing technology or management, publishing or graphic design fields.
March 1

Wisconsin Cattlemen and Cattlewomen Scholarship
Application form available online
March 6
Robert Muehrcke Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award
$7,000 renewable scholarship to a LL senior athlete planning to major in a 4-year college undergraduate program in medicine.
March 11
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. 
March 15
Wisconsin Sports Awards - Cousins
for senior WIAA athletes
March 24
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     
March 31
UW Health Partners - Watertown Regional Medical Center   
Applications in Guidance office     
March 31
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.
March 31

The Geneseo Migrant Center administers a variety of scholarships to offer financial assistance to migrant students who want to further their education.
April 1
Registered for College or Vocational School for field related to Hospitality or Food Service Field
may also pick up app in guidance office     
April 1
Friends of the LD Fargo Library   
Applications in Guidance office or pdf at bottom of this page (for Jefferson Co. residents) 
April 6
More info and App is a Google doc through above link
April 8
For full-time students across the country who are in a religious studies program at an accredited theological seminary, college or university.
April 15
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
April 15
Lake Mills Water & Light Scholarship
$500 available for LLHS senior whose parents are customers
Download application at link 
April 16
Dodge County Advocating Rights of Citizens with disabilities   
App in Guidance office     
April 18
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
April 24
$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.
April 30
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     
May 1
Provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.
May 1
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
May 24
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
May 31
MDXC Scholarship
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 14

Big 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?
June 19
Please visit regularly as more opportunities post!
NOTE: For additional scholarships check out the following websites: