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Bond - Hill Scholarship

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 Tier I or Tier II, which includes pre-professional programs in law, medicine, podiatry, and dentistry at Pennsylvania State University, the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University or at one of the universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

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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 one of the 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible students must:

  • Be a graduate of Lincoln University
  • Be accepted to Penn State University, the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University or one of the universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) 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


Download Horace Mann Bond - Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship Application or obtain from the Office of the Dean of the College and Vice President for Student Success, located in Suite 127, Wellness Center.

Application packets are due April 18 of each year.  Completed applications should be emailed to or

Please submit the following with your application for consideration:

  • Unofficial transcript
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation – including a letter from the dean.
  • Acceptance letter
  • 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.


For questions regarding this scholarship program, please contact Dr. Yvonne Hilton at 484-365-7389 or