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Over 146 years of academic excellence.


Pennsylvania Residents who are graduates of Lincoln University can study:

Law Law 

Medicine Medicine including Podiatry

 or Dentistry  Dentistry

at Pennsylvania State University, Temple University

or University of Pittsburgh TUITION-FREE.


Dr. Renford A. B. Brevett

Office of Institutional Research, 205 Living Learning Center

Lincoln University, PA 19352-0999












Lincoln University

Founded in 1854, Lincoln continues its proud tradition of producing leaders for our nation and the world.  During the first one hundred years of existence, Lincoln graduated approximately 20 percent of the Black physicians and more than 10 percent of the Black attorneys in the United States.  Notable among our alumni are Thurgood Marshall ’30, first African American Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; Hildrus A. Poindexter ’24, internationally known authority on tropical diseases; and Jacqueline Allen ’74, Judge for the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia.

More recently, Lincoln University has been ranked 2nd in the nation for graduating African Americans with baccalaureate degrees in the physical sciences (biology, chemistry, and physics); in the top 3 percent in the nation for graduating African Americans in all disciplines; and as one of 20 universities in the nation where 40% or more of its physics graduates are women.

The Horace Mann  – Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship allows Lincoln University to provide continuity from its proud past to its promising future.  Named in part for Horace Mann Bond, class of 1923 and the eighth president of the university, the scholarship provides full tuition for law, medicine—including podiatry—and dental education at Temple University, Pennsylvania State University, or the University of Pittsburgh to eligible graduates of Lincoln University.  The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has funded the scholarship since 1983 and restructured it in 1998 to attract highly qualified students to Lincoln’s pre-professional programs and to increase the number of graduates entering professional degree programs in Pennsylvania universities.


Bond-Hill Scholarship Recipients represent the best elements of Lincoln’s liberal arts and science-based undergraduate core curriculum.  Here is what the first two recipients have to say when asked about the program and their studies:


Text Box: I am reminded of my duty to give back to the communities that have given so freely to me and motivated me to use my future resources to ensure such opportunities to other deserving students. This scholarship is allowing me to fulfill my dream of becoming a physician and has provided the resources that will allow me to one day make a significant contribution to society. I am extremely grateful for this honor. 
  Lanniece Freeman
Lincoln class of  ’98 studying medicine at
Pennsylvania State University


Text Box: I am one of eleven children, so you can imagine how tight finances have always been in my family… When I learned that I was going to receive a scholarship that would pay my tuition and fees for medical school, I was extremely relieved… It has also given me the freedom to concentrate solely on my studies and not on my mounting academic bills, a freedom that I desperately need.
  Martinique Johnson
Lincoln class of  ’98 studying medicine at
Pennsylvania State University


Eligibility Requirements

q       Candidates must be seniors or recent graduates (within the last five academic years) of Lincoln University, and accepted as a full-time student in a professional program of law, medicine (including podiatry), or dentistry at Temple University, Pennsylvania State University, or the University of Pittsburgh.

q       Candidates must be residents of Pennsylvania and citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

q       Candidates must be nominated by Lincoln University.

q       Candidates must demonstrate high academic performance and maintain satisfactory progress.


Award Procedures

Students will receive a commitment of financial support up to a maximum of four academic years, based upon satisfactory performance. Scholarship awards will be applied toward tuition and tuition-required fees. The program can support a maximum of 40 full-time scholarships annually.  Awards will be prioritized as follows:

q       Students who have been deemed eligible and have graduated in the previous academic semester.

q       Alumni of Lincoln University who have been deemed eligible and who have graduated within the past five academic years of application.


Funding Level

Students will be funded at a level to cover full tuition and tuition-required fees, subject to the continued appropriation of the Pennsylvania State Legislature.



The deadline for application is April 18 each year.  Application can be downloaded or obtained from the contact information above.

Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1570 Baltimore Pike,

P.O. Box 179, Lincoln University, PA 19352
Contact Admissions.

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