Horace Mann Bond - Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship
Bond - Hill Scholarship Application
The Horace Mann Bond - Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship Program (formerly the Equal Opportunity Professional Education Program) is designed to provide financial assistance to highly-qualified Pennsylvania students from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and Lincoln University who pursue pre-professional programs in law, medicine, podiatry, and dentistry at Pennsylvania State University, the University of Pittsburgh and Temple University.
The scholarship is named in honor of two distinguished past presidents of Lincoln University and Cheyney University, Horace Mann Bond and Leslie Pinckney Hill, respectively.
Based upon funding by the General Assembly, the Bond-Hill scholarship program provides full tuition, fees and textbooks to recent graduates from Cheyney University and Lincoln University who meet program eligibility requirements and are accepted into approved graduate programs at the three partnership universities.
Priority funding is awarded to students enrolling in law, medicine, podiatry and dentistry. Based upon available funding, additional scholarships may be awarded to students admitted to master's programs in Business Administration, Public Administration, Health Administration, Public International Affairs, Science, Public Health, as well as doctoral programs in Education, at the partnership universities.
Eligible students must:
- Be a graduate of Lincoln University
- Be accepted to PSU, Pitt or Temple in an approved program of study
- Enroll full-time in the program within five years of graduating from Lincoln University
- Be recommended by the Dean for the respective College
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Be a resident of Pennsylvania
- Demonstrate high academic performance and maintain satisfactory progress
Application packets are due April 18th of each year. Applications may be retrieved from the Office of Academic Affairs, located on the 1st Floor of Vail Hall or online by clicking here: BondHill Application. Completed applications should be returned in a sealed envelope to the Office of Academic Affairs.
Please submit the following with your application for consideration:
- Unofficial transcript
- Cover Letter
- Three (3) letters of recommendation – including letter from the dean.
- Acceptance letter (if available)
- GRE, LSAT, or MCAT scores
The number of scholarships awarded and renewed each year is based upon the availability of funds from the General Assembly. Awards vary by individual, based on the student’s graduate program and institution.
Students may receive the scholarship for a maximum of four academic years (eight full-time semesters) as long as they maintain satisfactory academic status as defined by the graduate institution and make academic progress toward the professional degree.
The Horace Mann Bond-Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship Program is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education.
Horace Mann Bond (1904-1972) was an important figure in African American education during the 1930s and 1940s working to end segregation while still improving the education of African American students. An imposing figure in a family that produced several important scholars and civil rights leaders, Horace Mann Bond had a career that exemplifies the dilemma of the black educator in the segregated South during the 1930s and 1940s: despising segregation and silently struggling to abolish it, while still helping to improve education for African Americans within its confines.
Sociologist, college president, and philanthropic agent, Horace Mann Bond resolved this dilemma with intelligence and diplomacy. His work, and that of other educators like him, set into motion the historic forces that found expression in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Horace Mann Bond was the first black president in the history of Lincoln University, his alma mater, and he held the office from 1945 to 1957.