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Post-Lakeside planning

Preparing for what comes after Lakeside

AP exams in Spring 2021

  • Exams will be given from May 3 through May 14. For the three AP courses that Lakeside offers:
    Calculus AB, Tue. May 4 at 8 AM.
    English Lit. & Comp., Wed. May 5 at 8 AM.
    Psychology, Tue. May 11 at 12 PM.
    See the full AP exam schedule.
  • Other test times of interest are
    Physics 1. Wed May 5 at 12 PM
    US History, Thur. May 6 at 8 AM
    Statistics, Thur. May 13 at 12 PM
    Environmental Science, Fri. May 14 at 12 PM
  • Students will be excused from Lakeside classes if AP exams conflicts. Students should inform those teachers in advance.
  • There is NO financial penalty for not taking an exam that was initially signed up for. If an exam is not taken, a full refund will be given. If a student is not planning on taking an exam, they should let their AP teacher and Mr. Rosenau know. Refunds will be given after the exam window is over.
  • 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.
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 3, 2020. 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 Mr. Rosenau at
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).
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)
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.

American 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. 5
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.
October 25
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
$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
Nov 10
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Nov 15 
Kohl Educational Foundation Student Excellence Award
See this document for important details
The application my be complete by Nov 17

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

Jefferson County Agriculture Club
Jefferson County senior majoring in agriculture or ag-related field. 
See guidance office
Application form available online
Jan. 2
Janesville-based Rock Energy Cooperative offers scholarships to children of coop members. Online application.
January 9
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 
January 15
Apply after Oct. 1
Visit website for more information.
Feb 12
Watertown Conservation Club
For Watertown residents planning to pursue a career in conservation or environmental studies: see guidance office
Jan. 31 
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
Apply online 
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
The Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation Scholarship program is available to TDS customers. Scholarships are available for both four-year and two-year students.
Application available mid-Dec. 2020
Deadline Feb 11, 2021

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.
Apply between Dec. 1, 2020 -Feb. 17, 2021

Offered students living near a Simon mall (the one in Johnson Creek). More information is available on the website.
Feb 17, 2021
"Scholars Helping Collars" scholarship     
For juniors or seniors who volunteer with animals in need. Write essay about your animal story.     
February 28, 2021
Wisconsin Sports Awards - Cousins
for senior WIAA athletes
February 28
Wisconsin Society for Clinical Laboratory Science     
Applications in Guidance office     
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
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.
March 20
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 29, 2021
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
Grellton 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.
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
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
Jefferson County Tavern League of Wisconsin
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.
April 1
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.
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 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 15
Dodge County Advocating Rights of Citizens with disabilities   
App in Guidance office     
April 18
Lake Mills Rotary Club    
For residents of Lake Mills School District meeting criteria of Character, Leadership, Scholarship, Participation and the written essay.
April 24
Provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.
Apply Mar 1-May 1

$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.
Apply Mar 1-May 1

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 18
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 22, 2021
Application in Guidance office
May 29, 2021
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 12

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: