New Student Merit-Based Scholarships

Wondering how you’ll pay for college? We’ll help you find a way. At Lincoln University, we understand that education is an investment and students are our greatest investment. Lincoln is committed to helping a greater number of academically qualified students graduate than ever through our scholarship offerings. Scholarships are “non-repayable” aid and Lincoln offers several different types of scholarships to help defray the cost of attending school for new students.

+ Freshman Merit Scholarships

At Lincoln University, Freshmen Merit Scholarships are awarded exclusively to new incoming (first-time) freshmen on a competitive basis. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, considering outstanding academic achievement and standardized test scores (ACT or SAT) as well as co-curricular involvement demonstrated in the scholarship application.

This scholarship includes the following types of awards:

  • President's Award
  • Provost's Award
  • Dean's Award

Amount: Varies
Deadline: February 1

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum GPA: 3.30
  • Minimum Test Score:
    • 1060 SAT
    • 21 ACT (Composite)
  • Academic level: Incoming freshman
  • Enrollment status: Full-time
  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

Additional criteria: 

All admission application materials (admission application, official transcripts, and test scores) must be on file by January 1. You must be admitted to Lincoln University to be considered for this award.

*This scholarship cannot be combined with the Liberated Lion Leadership (L3) Award, or Alumni discount. 

+ Liberated Lion Leadership (L3) Award

The Liberated Lion Leadership (L3) Award is for incoming freshmen who have distinguished themselves through outstanding leadership qualities and academic excellence. The primary focus of this award is leadership, which may be demonstrated through traditional school activities, work responsibilities, community involvement, church-related activities, and family commitments. The award recognizes the accomplishments of youth leaders and seeks to encourage and support potential leaders.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 1

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum GPA: 3.00
  • Academic level: Incoming freshman
  • Enrollment status: Full-time
  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

Additional criteria: 

All admission application materials (admission application, official transcripts, and test scores) must be on file by January 1. You must be admitted to Lincoln University to be considered for this award.

*This scholarship cannot be combined with a Freshman Merit Scholarship, or Alumni discount. 

+ Lion Transfer Scholarship

The Lion Transfer Scholarship is awarded to a limited number of students transferring to Lincoln University from another college or university based on listed criteria.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: April 15

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum GPA: 3.00
  • Academic level: Transfer – 30+ transferrable credit hours
  • Enrollment status: Full-time
  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

Additional criteria: 

All applicable admission application materials (admission application, official transcripts, and transfer student certification form) must be on file by April 1. You must be admitted to Lincoln University to be considered for this award.

*This scholarship cannot be combined with the Alumni discount. 

 

General Scholarship Guidelines

  • Most scholarships are based on the applicant's academic or extracurricular record, while some are based on other criteria. Satisfying the initial criteria listed does not guarantee that a student will receive an award.
  • Applicants who submit a scholarship application will be considered based on available funding each year.
  • Lincoln-funded scholarships are never "refundable", and unused funds cannot be carried over to subsequent semesters.
  • Lincoln-funded merit scholarships align with the University’s strategic vision and encourages academic leadership and professional development. Students that receive merit scholarships are committed to academic excellence and participate in a variety of enrichment opportunities, to include community service.
  • To avoid missing out on possible scholarship opportunities, please become familiar with the information regarding the scholarships’ requirements, award amounts, and deadlines.
  • Students requesting scholarships must complete a scholarship application should also submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Scholarship funds will be utilized after all other federal, state, private, and external resources have been applied to a students account.