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Post-Lakeside planning

Preparing for what comes after Lakeside

AP exams in Spring 

The 2024 AP Exams will be administered from May 6–17.  For the AP courses that Lakeside and Amazing Grace Online Academy offers:

Statistics, Thurs. May 7 at 12 PM
English Lit. & Comp., Wed. May 8 at 8 AM 

Environmental Science, Thurs. May 9 8 AM
Psychology, Thurs. May 9 at 12 PM.
Calculus AB, Tues., May 13 at 8 AM.

See the full AP exam schedule.

Info Regarding AP Exam Fees

  • Other test times of interest are

    US History, Fri. May 10 at 8 AM
    Physics 1. Fri. May 17 at 8 AM
  • Students will be excused from Lakeside classes if AP exams conflicts. Students should inform those teachers in advance.

  • Each subject’s exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.

It is important that students who plan on taking the AP exams they signed up for regularly log into their Collegeboard AP account, and read the emails they are being sent by Collegeboard. Students have access to additional tools and resources through their account that will aid them in test preparation. Visit the AP website for more info.

If you as a student or a parent have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Rosenau or to your AP teachers.


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.

Lakeside will administer the ACT (with the writing component) on campus. The date for this year's administration is Tuesday, March 12, 2024. All current juniors will take the ACT on this date unless they have been opted out by a parent. There is no additional cost for families to take part in this testing opportunity, and there is no registration required. If a family chooses to have their student test again, it is the responsibility of the family to sign them up. This can be done through the  ACT website.

The ACT also offers a free online test preparation program that is called ACT Academy. Lakeside students have this at their disposal and only need to create an account to get started. If you have any questions about the ACT, please contact Mrs. Hannah Uher at [email protected].
For additional test dates, visit the ACT website


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).

College fairs

Also, learn more about Lutheran College options here.
Visit a National College Fair in Milwaukee.


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. Deadlines are approximate.
Many scholarship applications need a letter of recommendation. Please respect the teacher's time—plan ahead and reach out early.

Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship
Lakeside Lutheran High School will give the Academic Excellence Scholarship to the student with the highest GPA after 7 semesters.  The GPA will be carried out to three decimal places.  If there is a tie in the GPA the following criteria will be used to break the tie:
The ACT test composite score will be used to break the tie.  If the ACT is taken more than one time, an individual’s highest composite score will be used.  
2. If  a tie still exists the GPA will be multiplied by the total number of credits earned. 
3. If a tie still exists at this point the scholarship committee of Lakeside Lutheran High School will choose the Academic Excellence Scholarship winner.
For more information, visit the website.

Free Internet Scholarship Search Engines

Scholarship information is based on the College Board's Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs.
National Scholarship Database designed to simplify the scholarship search by helping students find millions of scholarships, grants, internships, and financial aid opportunities.
Online Scholarship Database search engine.
You find money. Colleges find you.
This scholarship database helps students find scholarship opportunities for the school year. Check each link and individual deadlines—many deadlines are in September and October. Visit often as information is updated frequently.
A large collection of available scholarships.
A list of scholarship sites shared by DPI

Local and National Scholarship Opportunities

First semester deadlines
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     

Cade Reddington Be the Light Scholarship
Open to high school seniors in Wisconsin who wish to propel their experience into their college education and career by helping others. 

$1,000 scholarship to a hairstylist or cosmetology student     
Nov. 1
For young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods
September through November
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Kohl Educational Foundation Student Excellence Award
See this document for important details
Engineers Foundation
Get applications online for several engineering scholarships
Any high school or undergraduate student from WI, IL, IA, MI, MN, KS, NE, or OH who is pursuing art may apply for this scholarship, but applicants pursuing studio art are preferred.
Second semester deadlines
Jefferson County Agriculture Club
Jefferson County senior majoring in agriculture or ag-related field. 
See guidance office
American Legion Scholarships
Scholarships are available through the Legion, Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion. Scholarships are based on varying criteria described at website
Applications also in Guidance office
Deadlines vary throughout the year. Check each scholarship for individual information.
Janesville-based Rock Energy Cooperative offers scholarships to children of coop members. Online application.
The Foundation of WATDA awards 60 to 80 scholarships per year to students attending Wisconsin Technical Colleges for the following technician programs: automotive, diesel, auto collision, motorcycle. Tuition amounts vary and can be up to full tuition.  Average awards: $3,000 
Watertown Conservation Club
For Watertown residents planning to pursue a career in conservation or environmental studies: see guidance office
Mental Health Scholarship for Women
Any female high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident and is dedicated to her mental health.
end of January

Women in STEM Scholarship
Any female high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident pursuing STEM.
end of January

Wisconsin Cattlemen and Cattlewomen Scholarship
Application form available online

Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin awards scholarships to Wisconsin high school students who have demonstrated character, leadership, and ethical values. The scholarships are awarded for post-high school education at any Wisconsin-based accredited college.
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 
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
Any female high school or two or four-year undergraduate student who is interested in working in robotics may apply for this scholarship.
Each applicant must be endorsed by a participating local exchange telephone company. . Scholarships are available for both four-year and two-year students.

Alliant Energy Innovation Scholarship
Volunteer-minded students pursuing business or a science, technology, engineering or math major at a school in the Alliant Energy service area. Employees’ children not eligible.

Offered students living near a Simon mall (the one in Johnson Creek). More information is available on the website.
"Scholars Helping Collars" scholarship     
For juniors or seniors who volunteer with animals in need. Write essay about your animal story.     
Wisconsin Sports Awards - Cousins
for senior WIAA athletes

Hester Richardson Powell Memorial Service Scholarship
Any female, African American high school senior who has at least a 2.7 GPA
Established in honor of the late Chief Todd J. Yandre of the Lake Mills Fire Department, this scholarship is designated for Lake Mills and Lakeside students who are going to pursue a degree in Fire Service Certification.
For seniors looking for a career in the beauty & wellness industry
Fort Healthcare Scholarship
Several scholarships described on website
Wisconsin Society for Clinical Laboratory Science     
Applications in Guidance office     
For high school students with critical financial need 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 or download PDF from the bottom of this page.
Robert Muehrcke Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award
$10,000 scholarship to an LL senior athlete planning to major in a 4-year college undergraduate program related to medicine.
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     
UW Health Partners - Watertown Regional Medical Center
Applications in Guidance office     
Lake Mills Light & Water Lineworker Training Scholarship
This scholarship is for those who want to pursue a career as a Lineworker and get training in Electrical Power Distribution at one of four Technical Colleges. See document at bottom of this page.
Grelton Conservation Club
For students planning on attending a college to study Agriculture and Natural Resources - Pick up application in Guidance Office. The form is dated 2019, but is still current.
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.
Tammy Hafenstein was a gifted and accomplished athlete, a seasoned artist of multiple mediums, technically skilled in many industrial arts and trade skills, her passion for music and theater lives on in her children and those who knew her, her kindness, love, and attention to the details for other is something we all should strive to accomplish in life. This $500 scholarship was established in her memory to aid students with post-secondary education goals.
Open to any student who is a high school senior. The applicant must be planning to attend a Farm & Industry Short Course, a technical college or four-year university and be majoring in agricultural studies. For questions about the application process, email [email protected].
Open to a student registered for College or Vocational School for field related to Hospitality or Food Service Field. May also pick up app in guidance office     
To insure the future of Wisconsin's hospitality industry, the Jefferson County Tavern League Scholarship Committee is looking for applicants who wish to advance in the food service and hospitality field. Applications in the Guidance Office.
Jefferson County Farm Bureau Scholarship
Available to those whose parents or guardians are current paid members of the farm bureau, who also volunteer for 4 hours at the farm bureau food stand at the county fair. More information available in guidance office.
Friends of the LD Fargo Library   
Applications in Guidance office or pdf at bottom of this page (for Jefferson Co. residents) 

Warrior Scholarship (Morgan Turnquist Memorial)
For LLHS seniors who have been involved in the ELC at some point in high school and have overcome difficulties. More info and application is available at the link.
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
Lake Mills Water & Light Scholarship
$500 available for LLHS senior whose parents are customers. Download application from the bottom of this page. 
Greenwoods State Bank
Download application from the bottom of this page and return to Guidance Office. 
Dodge County Advocating Rights of Citizens with disabilities   
Application in Guidance office     
Watertown Regional Medical Center Medical Staff Scholarship
Available to students who have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and are going into a 4 year medical program. Download application from the bottom of this page.
Lake Mills Rotary Club   
For residents of Lake Mills School District meeting criteria of Character, Leadership, Scholarship, Participation and a written essay. Application and guidelines available on the bottom of this page.
Karen Klug Christian Education Memorial Scholarship  
This scholarship is a memorial scholarship in remembrance of Mrs. Karen Klug who served as the kindergarten teacher at St. John's, Watertown for nearly 30 years, and she truly valued Christian Education. Two $500 scholarships are available for graduates who attended K-12 Christian schools and plan to attend Bethany Lutheran College, Martin Luther College or Wisconsin Lutheran College to major in Education, Pastoral Studies or Health Sciences (Premed, Nursing, Psychology, etc). Application on the bottom of this page.
Any female high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student pursuing a career in healthcare may apply for this scholarship.
Provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

$500 to a graduating senior who is entering the Marketing or Web Development. A 250-500 word essay and recommendation letter are required. Only online applications will be accepted.

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.
This website was developed for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships, to improve students’ chances for success. This scholarship is available to those who visit the site. The site is free and they charge nothing for the information or the application. $1,000 for this award and access to several more.
Application in Guidance office
MDXC Scholarship
Applicant must have a valid amateur radio license 
visit website for application and more info
Students will submit a 500-1000 word essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page.

William Griggs Memorial Scholarship for Science and Math
Any female high school senior or undergraduate student pursuing a two or four-year degree program in science or mathematics.

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?