Lincoln Foundation’s educational programs serve the needs of academically talented, socioeconomically disadvantaged students in grades 8 through the freshman year of college. The goal of the program is to empower students toward academic achievement and college graduation.
The Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program® annually admits high potential youth from under-resourced communities throughout the Louisville area. Students commit to participating in experiential Saturday morning and summer programs that prepare them academically, socially, and emotionally for high school graduation and the rigors of college. Eligible students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and qualify for free or reduced lunch.
Applications to the Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program® are accepted annually from eligible students in grades 8-9. Acceptance is contingent upon selection criteria & availability.
You can complete Students applications for Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program®, Math & Science, and Project BUILD after you register and create an account .
Before you apply, make sure to have the following:
If you are a school representative completing an application on behalf of a student, create a school representative profile here.
(NOTE: School representative profiles are reviewed by Lincoln Foundation staff before being authorized to complete the counselor portion of student applications.)
If you are a Parent or a Guardian making a payment on behalf of a student, choose "Student Payment" from the menu item. No registration necessary.
If you have any questions regarding any of the Programs or Applications, please contact us.