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Almost 50 graduating high school seniors competed for three Honors program scholarships during the annual Laker Gold Scholarship Competition held at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Students wrote competitive essays and were personally interviewed by LSSU faculty. Nearly half had ACT composite scores of at least 30; 80% boasted GPAs of 3.96 or higher. They came from 31 Michigan counties, with academic interests in engineering and the sciences, liberal arts, political science, English, and education. A quarter of the competitors were from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. LSSU's Admissions office announces the scholarship winners before the end of March..
A scholarship competition for outstanding students
Lake Superior State University invites academically talented high school students to compete for major scholarships to LSSU. These distinctive scholarships are in addition to the automatic merit scholarships awarded upon admission to Lake Superior State University.
Eligibility: High School seniors from Michigan who meet our Board of Trustees Distinguished Scholarship criteria are eligible for this competition. If you have a cumulative GPA of 3.80 or higher (based upon your grades earned in grades 9-11) and ACT Composite score of 28 or better, you are eligible. Our Board of Trustees Scholarships are determined by a total point value that is based upon your GPA and ACT scores. You can determine if you qualify by using our scholarship calculator located at www.lssu.edu/finaid/scalc.
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Registration: Due by Friday, January 10, 2014. Register online today. You may also register by phone by calling the Admissions Office at 1-888-800-LSSU (5778).
Schedule of Events: Click Here (pdf)
Award Consideration and deadlines:
To be considered for a scholarship at this competition:
- Apply for admission to LSSU no later than December 1, 2013 if you wish to be considered for scholarships based upon this competition. All supporting materials (including ACT scores) must be received and postmarked by January 10, 2014.
- Register for the competition by Friday, January 10, 2014. See online link or phone number above.
- Participate in the competition.
- Award notification will be made in March.
Scholarship to be awarded:
- Laker Gold Scholarship: Full Tuition – renewable (3 scholarships will be awarded)
Value: Full tuition per year inclusive of other scholarship awards. Students will also receive partial room and board awarded with their other merit based scholarship ($2,000 minimum).
For a complete listing of all scholarships available at LSSU: http://www.lssu.edu/finaid/scholarship.php.
Information About the Event
Competition: The competition will consist of an essay and personal interview. You will be given one hour to write an essay and 15 minutes for the interview. The topic of the essay will be announced at the competition. In addition to the essay and interview, your GPA and ACT/SAT scores will be evaluated.
Parents: Parents will have the opportunity to attend a Parent Program while the students are writing their essays. A panel of LSSU staff members will present information and answer questions concerning admission, academic advising, financial aid, housing and residence life, orientation, etc.
Format: 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.
Congratulations to all of our participants in the 2013 Laker Gold Scholarsip Competition!
The 2013 Laker Gold Scholarship Award recipients are: Victoria Steffke of Trenton, MI; Michelle Kane of Warren, MI: and Charlotte Mazurek of Cedar Springs, MI. Congratulations to each of you and thank you all for joining us for this event and making it such a success!