Lawton High School
Lawton High School
101 Blue Pride Dr.
Lawton, MI 49065
Office: 269.624.7800
Fax: 269.624.6554
Attendance: 269.624.7802
School Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Hourly Schedule:
1st Hour: 8:00 - 9:06
2nd Hour: 9:10 - 10:16
3rd Hour: 10:20 - 11:26
Achievement: 11:30 - 12:00
4th Hour: 12:04 - 1:40
5th Hour: 1:44 - 2:50

Tammy Wilson

Darcy Munro
Guidance Counselor

Chris Richter
Athletic Director

LHS Counseling

Upcoming events:

Welcome to the 2016 - 2017 school year!!!

If you have any questions or concerns and you would like to speak to us, please feel free to contact us and set up an appointment. Our contact information is below:

Kim Pastol
Guidance / Athletics Secretary
269 - 624 - 7805

Transcript Requests

If you would like to request a transcript to be sent to any colleges for application or would just like to see you academic history please follow the link to

  • You will need to sign up for an account - it's FREE!
  • As long as you are a high school student, all of your transcript requests through this system are FREE!!

Scheduled College Visits during 2015 - 2016 school year at Lawton High School

Month Date Hour College
September 19 Ach. Western Michigan University
  20 Ach. Southwestern Michigan College
  23 Ach. Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  27 Ach. Central Michigan University
October 5 Ach. Adrian College
  19 Ach. Southwestern Michigan College
November 8 Ach. Lake Superior State
  16 Ach. Southwestern Michigan College
December 15 Ach. Southwestern Michigan College
January 5 Ach. Southwestern Michigan College
February 7 Ach. Southwestern Michigan College
March 15 Ach. Southwestern Michigan College


Please check the counseling office REGULARLY for college - specific scholarships

Below are a few of the scholarships that we have found. Please know that you are not limited to only these scholarships. Other good sites to look at for scholarships are the following:

Financial Aid presentation by Southwestern Michigan College

Scholarship opportunities at Southwestern Michigan College:

  • Southwestern Michigan College is already offering their scholarship money for Fall 2017.
  • The scholarship money is awarded in the order that qualified applications are submitted.
  • Need to apply ASAP if interested in attending Southwestern Michigan College.

Any student interested in band, choir, or theatre can apply here:

Students will then sign up for an audition time here:
*they will need to click on "reserve your spot" to set a time

Students can feel free to contact me with questions!

Thank you!

Josh Hamilton
Admissions Advisor
Southwestern Michigan College
Phone: (269) 782-1309    
Fax: (269) 782-1371
Cell: (269) 303-0773

New Horizons Scholarship
Available to seniors who will be attending a vocational school, technical school or community college.  No 4 year colleges or universities.Amount of scholarship:  $1,000.00 and renewable for one additional year. Due date:  May 5, 2017. Return scholarship application to Mrs. Pastol in the Guidance Office.

Paw Paw Conservation Club Scholarship
The Paw Paw Conservation Club Scholarship is now available in the Guidance Office.  The deadline for this application is on or before May 1st. 

NALS of Greater Kalamazoo Scholarship
If you are a graduating senior and entering the legal field, the NALS of Greater Kalamazoo Scholarship is now available in the guidance Office.  There will be two $1,000.00 scholarships awarded and the deadline is April 28, 2017. 

LakeView Foundation Scholarship
Any senior going into the nursing or healthcare field to a college or university, the LakeView Foundation Scholarship Form is now available in the office.  This scholarship is renewable up to no more than four years and you must re-apply each year. 

KVCC Foundation Scholarships:
The Financial Aid Office is currently promoting scholarships sponsored through the KVCC Foundation. To view and apply for KVCC Foundation-Sponsored Scholarships go to

  • The deadline to submit an online scholarship application is February 24, 2017, unless noted otherwise. Applications will not be returned for missing information.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office by phone at 269.488.4340 or by email at .

VBCEA Student Scholarship for Educators
The VBCEA Student Scholarship for Educators is available in the Guidance Office for any senior who desires to go into the education field such as teacher, a school social worker, a school psychologist, etc. with $2,000 in tuition and/or room and board payments. 

Midwest Energy Cooperative Scholarship
Need money for college? High School seniors enter to win one of four scholarships offered through Midwest Energy Cooperative. Create a video, two minutes or less explaining what’s unique about your home town. Deadline is March 20th. Video example:

Future Teacher Scholarship from the State of Michigan
The State of Michigan Chapter 1607 of Phi Delta Kappa has a $1,000.00 scholarship being offered  to a high school or undergraduate student seeking a career in education. The application is due by March 1, 2017. If you are interested and going into the education field, come into the Guidance Office for further information.

Advia Credit Union Scholarship
The 2017 Scholarship for Advia Credit Union is now available in the Guidance Office.  The deadline is March 15, 2017 and it’s valued at $1,000.00. You must be a member in good standing.

Michigan Retailers Association Scholarship
If you are a senior and you or a parent are employed at a business that is a member of Michigan Retailers Association, there is a scholarship opportunity for you in the Guidance Officer.  Come in for further information.

Lawrence Technological University Scholarship Competition
If you are a graduating senior and interested in attending Lawrence Technological University there is a scholarship competition which could earn you up to $4,000.00 per year for four years.   Come into the Guidance Office for further information.

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation
This foundation offers scholarships to Van Buren county students and/or students who attend a Van Buren High School.  Come into the Guidance Office to obtain information on the Gail and Hilda Oster Scholarship, Danial and Joeanna Smith Educational Scholarship and the Welch’s/National Grape Cooperative Scholarship.

Team Midwest 2017 High School Scholarship Video Application

  • $1,000.00 scholarship
  • Seniors need 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Families must receive monthly service from Midwest Energy
  • Due Date March 20, 2017

The Kalamazoo Valley Community College Merit Scholarship
This program provides scholarships for the 2017 high school graduating class based on students’ academic achievement. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, and a minimum ACT Composite score of 21 or a minimum new SAT composite score of 1060 to be eligible for consideration. Students who are selected will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship for their freshman year. Students can receive an additional award of $3,000 for their sophomore based on criteria being met.

The Henderson-Sloan Scholarship
Now available to graduates of a Van Buren County public high school.  This scholarship is valued at $1,000.00 and the deadline is April 1, 2017. 

The Founders Freedom Scholarship
Now available in the Guidance Office.  This scholarship is worth $1,776.00 and the deadline is on or before April15, 2017.

The 2017 Follow Your Dream Scholarship.
Now available in the Guidance Office.  The Scholarship is $400.00 and the deadline is January 24, 2017.

The 2017 Lake Michigan Credit Union Lloyd F. Hutt College Scholarship Competition
Now available in the Guidance Office.  The scholarship is worth $2,000.00 and the deadline is January 31, 2017.

Van Buren County Association of School Boards $500.00 Scholarship Program
Due date March 3, 2017.  For further information come into the Guidance Office. 

Indiana Tech Regional Scholarship
Indiana TECH has this scholarship available at this time and it’s worth $3,000.00 per year, which will be in addition to the students possible academic scholarship.  If you need further information, please contact Mrs. Pastol in the Guidance Office. 

Michiana Two-Cylinder Club Scholarship
Michiana Two-Cylender Club is offering a $1,000.00 scholarship opportunity to a graduating senior entering a agricultural related field.

  • Deadline for the scholarship application is March 31, 2017.

2017 GE - Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
High School seniors eligible for $10,000 renewable scholarships, up to $40,000 per student.
Apply online at or

  • Deadline:  January 5, 2017

Lawton Scholarships - Senior Scholars will now be named instead of Valedictorian and Salutatorian. 
These top students will consist of the top ten graduates.  They will be determined by a combination of the student’s ACT score, their grade point average, and honor points they have received by taking higher level classes.  

  • Number #1 in class will receive $800.00
  • Number #2 will receive $600.00.

Vaughan Cornish and Marilyn Holladay Scholarships
Awarded to an outstanding male and female at the Senior Awards Banquet by the Lawton Athletic Boosters and the Vaughan and Phyllis Cornish Memorial fund.  Winner must have maintained a C average or better.  They must have received three letters in three varsity sports during their senior year. 

  • Application not necessary. 
  • Value $250.

James Laggis Scholarship
Awarded to a senior wrestler at the Senior Awards ceremony by family and friends of Jim Laggis. 

  • Winner should have a 2.5 GPA. 
  • Application not necessary. 
  • Value $250 - $500.  (May vary)

Shane Mohney Educational Academic Scholarship
Targeted for students planning on attending career orientated schools, trade school or community college. 

  • GPA of C- or better. 
  • Value $500. 
  • (LEF only handles application process.  Funds provided by family and friends of Shane Mohney.)

Shane Mohney Memorial Athletic Scholarship
Must be an athlete with a GPA of C+ or higher and attend a 4-year college or university.  Chosen by coaching staff and AD. 

  • Value - $500. 

Lawton Education Foundation Scholarships - Sosinski Wrestling Scholarship
This new scholarship was established in 2013 by the family of Coach Bryan Sosinski to honor his many years of dedication to the LHS wrestling program.  This scholarship will be awarded starting in 2014 to a senior wrestler who has wrestled at least 2 years, including his senior year. 

  • Winner must have a 2.7 GPA and be enrolled in post- secondary education full time. 
  • Applicant must fill out an application and provide a letter of recommendation. 
  • Value - $1000. 
  • Additional award money if winner goes on to wrestle in college.

LEF Recognition Scholarship
Targeted for students planning on attending career orientated school such as business colleges, technical schools, cosmetology schools, etc., may include community colleges. 

  • Students must have a 1.67 GPA. 
  • Value $500.

Matt Zedeck Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a track participant.  Based also on scholarship and leadership. 

  • Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA. 
  • Value to be determined.  Usually it is around $1200. 
  • No application needed.

Adam Shafer Memorial Scholarship
This is a scholarship available to seniors who have been active in baseball for two years and who intend to continue their education. 

  • Minimum GPA requirement is 2.50.

Chance Claassen Memorial Scholarship- Hospitality Program Scholarship
Awarded to a student involved in either the culinary or hospitality program at the Tech Center. 

  • Winner must be furthering their education in one of these fields. 
  • This scholarship will also be available to ANY student attending the Tech Center in the same two programs. 
  • Value - $1000.  (Value may change.)

Chance Claassen Memorial Soccer Scholarship
Awarded to a senior soccer player who will attend college full time the following fall.  No application needed. 

  • Chosen by coach and athletic director. 
  • Value – around $1000.

John and Zella Reid Lawton Alumni Business and Educational Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded at the Alumni Banquet to a student going to either business or education.  Student must be attending college full time in the fall.  Student must also attend the Alumni Banquet to receive this scholarship.  Guidance office will have applications.

  • Value – at least $500.

Dallas Rauker Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a student of high academic ability (3.67 GPA or higher), who have attended Lawton High School for four years, have been active in sports each of the four years and have successfully participated in an academic dual-enrollment program. 

  • Value - $1,000.00

Lawton Lions Scholarship
Awarded to a senior with a GPA of 2.5 or above.  A scholarship will be awarded to one senior boy and one senior girl.

  • Value- $1,000.00 (May vary)

Lawton Education Association Scholarship
Awarded to a senior with a GPA of 2.5 or above who submits the winning essay.  Qualifiers will be notified at the beginning of the third trimester, informed of the essay topic and invited to compete. 

  • Value - $300.

Lawton Heritage Museum Scholarship
Student must have a 2.0 GPA, a 250-300 word composition, letter of introduction. 

  • Value $1,000.00.   

David T. Cornish Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a Lawton High School senior who has completed all four years of high school at Lawton and is planning on continuing their educational experience post high school with college or vocational training in a full-time capacity. 

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  • Value $750.00

National Honor Society Linda Barkalow Scholarship
Student must have a 3.0 – 3.32 GPA, but not in the Honor Society. You will submit an essay to Mrs. Munro. 

  • Value - $500.

Edna Wrona Memorial Family Scholarship
Established by her family and friends.  Awarded to student going into the teaching field. 

  • Value - $500.

Kara Fund Scholarship
This is an essay contest with $1000 being awarded to the winner.  It is sponsored by the Slevatz Family.  Details are in the Guidance Office.

Brianne Hovey Memorial Scholarship
Essay contest sponsored by the family and friends of Brianne Hovey. 

  • Students must have a 3.0 GPA. 
  • Availability and amount to be determined each year.

Lawton Alumni Scholarships
Mr. Reid will be coordinating several scholarships by the Lawton Alumni Association.  These will be awarded at the Alumni Banquet. 


Jim Stanek Scholarship
Essay scholarship sponsored by the family of Jim Stanek. 

  • Students must have a GPA of 2.5. 
  • Value- $1,000.00.
  • The recipient will be announced at the Lawton Alumni Association banquet to be held at the Lawton Community Center.  You MUST be in attendance to win this scholarship. 

New Horizons Scholarship
This scholarship is available to seniors that have qualified for IEP or 504 support within high school and who will be attending a vocational school, technical school or community college. 

  • There will be two scholarships awarded for $500.00 each and renewable for an additional year.

BigSun Scholarships
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits.  We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student.

  • Deadline- June 19, 2017
  • Amount of Award - $500.00
  • The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community...
  • Please visit our website at to learn how to apply.

Rove Pest Control Scholarship
Applicants for this scholarship must be attending college by the fall 2017 semester and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  This scholarship is open to anyone seeking a high education.

2016/2017 Elks Scholarship Programs

  • Most Valuable Student Scholarship Program:
  • Four year program.  $1,000.00-$50,000.00
  • This scholarship is based on ACT or SAT score, financial need, and leadership in school or community. 
  • Deadline:  Online  …..  On or before November 30, 2016

Michigan Gold Key Scholarship Program:

This two or four year scholarship is specifically for graduating high school seniors with a disability. 

  • Website:   This application is found under Programs.
  • $2,000.00-$8,000.00
  • Deadline:  December 5, 2016

Paw Paw-Allegan Elks Lodge 1621

This scholarship is for (step) children or grandchildren of an Elk Member:
Legacy Scholarship Program

  • For graduating seniors whose parent, step parent, grandparent, step grandparent, or legal ward is a dues-paying Elk.
  • $4,000.00
  • Deadline:  Must be submitted online to the National Judging Committee on or before 11:50 am Central Time, February 3, 2017.

Lloyd F. Hutt College Scholarship Competition

To enter the 2017 Lake Michigan Credit Union Lloyd F. Hutt College Scholarship Competition, write an essay answering the following question:  “You have the entire country’s attention for one hour.  What would you say?” 

  • Submit your essay by January 31, 2017 for consideration.
  • Winner Receives:  Ten $2,000.00 Scholarships will be awarded. 

Groth & Associates Attorney at Law Scholarship

  • Must have a GPA of 3.0
  • Fill out the form with your contact information
  • Attach school transcript to verify enrollment
  • Attach a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome
  • Award:  $1,000.00

Michigan Education Association Scholarship


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