Advancement Scholarships

Thank you for showing interest in attending Lincoln University. It is the desire of our alumni and donors to assist Lincoln University students in meeting financial requirements in order to obtain a college education.

ATTENTION: The Spring 2021 application will be available from October 15, 2020 until November 15, 2020. 

Scholarships will be awarded in August for the Fall semester and in January for the Spring semester. 

Please click HERE to access the application for scholarships offered through the Office of Institutional Advancement. 

For assistance with the applications or if you have any questions  email our office at advancement@lincolnu.edu.

Scholarship Name Description Scholarship Type Scholarship Length Scholarship Credit Requirement Description GPA Required
ACORN Recipient must be a full-time student, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, have completed the FAFSA and/or demonstrate need; must be in good social standingGeneral1 Year 12 credit hours per semester 2.5
Ameren Recipient must be a full-time student, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, have completed the FAFSA and/or demonstrate need; must be in good social standingGeneral1 Year 12 credit hours per semester 2.5

Atkins and Robinson's Annual Scholarship

Apply by November 15, 2020 for

SPRING 2021

Recipients must be a full-time student, a Criminal Justice major, have a 2.0 GPA, complete the FASFA or demonstrate need, be in good standing, and complete 500 word essay on the impact of Dr. Robert L. "Rob" Robinson Jr. and Dr. Carolyn V. Atkins within Lincoln University.GeneralVaried 12 credit hours per semester 2.0
Esther Nall Scholarship Recipient must be a full-time student, and Education or STEM major, Sophomore, Junior or Senior, from Staint Louis, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to qualify and must maintain a 2.7 after award., must have completed the FAFSA or demonstrate financial need, must be in good social standing. Students must submit an  essay answering the following question: When you envision your future career, what do you see? General1 Year 12 credit hours per semester 3.0 to apply but must maintain a 2.7

Esther Nall Emergency Scholarship

Apply by November 15, 2020 for 

SPRING 2021

Recipient must be a full-time student, and Education or STEM major, Sophomore, Junior or Senior, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0, must have completed the FAFSA or demonstrate financial need, must be in good social standing. Students msut submit an  essay answering the following question: When you envision your future career, what do you see? GeneralSemester 12 credit hours per semester 2.5

Dr. John and Frankie Jackson Scholarship

Apply by November 15, 2020 for 

SPRING 2021

Recipient must be a freshman or full-time student, from East St. Louis, IL area, have at least a 2.5, complete the FASFA or demonstrate financial need and be in good social standing. General1 Year 12 credit hours per semester 2.5 

Luther and Mary Vandross Scholarship

Apply by November 15, 2020 for 

SPRING 2021

Recipients must be enrolled in their 3rd, 4th or 5th year of study leading to an under graduate degree,  have at least a 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need.Special1 semester

Must be enrolled

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LU General Scholarship Fund Recipient must be a full time student at Lincoln University as determined by the University. Have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Must complete FAFSA to demonstrate financial need.General1 Year 12 credit hours per semester 2.5
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Fund Must be a student enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Business, must be a Missouri resident, have a 2.0 out of a 4.0 GPA.  Preference given to under-served populations and women.  Recipients of this award will receive an interview for an internship if a position is available and they meet the minimum requirements of the internshipGeneral1 Year Enrolled with no credit hour requirement 2.0
Viola M. Smith Young Endowment Scholarship for Undergraduate Students(#227) Recipient must be a resident of Cole County Missouri, incoming freshman or enrolled student majoring in History or Polical Science or associated specialty area therein. Recipients must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA or abaove and be in good standing with the university and demonstrate leadership qualities.GeneralRenewable 12 Credit hours per semester 3.25
Viola M. Smith Young Endowment Scholarship for Graduate Students(#227) Recipient must be a resident of Cole County Missouri pursuing a Master's degree in History or an MBA in Public Administration and Policy.  Recipients must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA or above on a 4.0 scale; and be in good standing with the university and demonstrate leadership qualities.GeneralRenewable 12 Credit hours per semester 3.5
Viola M. Smith Endowment Intership Scholarship(#227) Recipient must be a resident of Cole County Missouri.  Recipients must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale or above, be in good standing with the university and demonstrate leadership qualities. Internships are available for the following courses: HIS 499/591, PAD 590, PSC 499/599One Semester  Enrolled or Out-of-State Internship

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