Redefining the Classroom

OUT OF COLD, INTO THE GOLD – Students strike up a quick group photo before heading into the competitive essay portion of Lake Superior State University's annual Laker Gold Scholarship competition held Jan. 28. A record 51 graduating high school seniors from throughout the Midwest showed up to compete for three full-tuition scholarships. They represented the region's best, with an average GPA of 3.80, ACT composite of 28, and SAT score of 1310. Academic interests included, but were not limited to, engineering, biology, chemistry, criminal justice/fire science, nursing, business, education and liberal studies. LSSU’s admissions office will announce who landed the scholarships in March. For a complete listing of all scholarships available at LSSU, visit (LSSU/John Shibley)

A scholarship competition for outstanding students

Beginning in November, Lake Superior State University will invite academically talented high school students to compete in the Laker Gold Scholarship Competition. The Laker Gold Scholarship is a distinctive full tuition scholarship that is renewable (4 years). Recipients will also receive a partial room and board award ($4,000) with their other merit based scholarship. Three Laker Gold Scholarships will be awarded.

The competition is a half-day program including essay competition, personal interview, parents program, campus tours, and dinner. A full schedule of events will be posted on this website within 2 weeks of the competition date.

Eligibility:   High School seniors from North American schools who have a cumulative GPA of 3.8 and ACT Composite score of 28 or revised SAT total score of 1310 or higher. Students who meet our Board of Trustees Distinguished Scholarship criteria are eligible for the Laker Gold Scholarship Competition. Our Board of Trustees Scholarships are determined by a total point value that is based upon your GPA and ACT/SAT scores. NOTE: A minimum of 180 points is required for the Laker Gold Scholarship Competition.

Competition Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017

Registration: Closed.

Important Dates and Deadlines: 

  • To compete in this competition you must be accepted to LSSU by December 16, 2016.
  • Registration deadline for this competition is Friday, January 6, 2017.
  • Additional test scores will be accepted until Monday, January 16, 2017.
  • Award notification will be made in March 2017.

Complete listing of all scholarships available at LSSU

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