Redefining the Classroom

OUT OF COLD, IN TO GOLD – Over 50 graduating high school seniors registered to compete for three full tuition scholarships during the sixth annual Laker Gold Scholarship Competition held at Lake Superior State University on January 23, 2016, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Students wrote competitive essays and were personally interviewed by LSSU faculty, staff and students. They represented LSSU's best applicants, with an average GPA of 3.98 and ACT composite of 29. Academic interests included, but were not limited to, engineering, biology, chemistry, criminal justice/fire science, nursing,and education. LSSU’s admissions office will announce who landed the scholarships in mid-February. More than 200 students have competed for the scholarship over the last five years, with more than half of them deciding to attend LSSU the following fall. 

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. You can determine if you qualify by using our scholarship calculator located at A minimum of 180 points is required for the Laker Gold Scholarship Competition.

Competition Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017

Registration: Closed.

Schedule of Events: Coming Soon

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.

For a complete listing of all scholarships available at LSSU:

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