Welcome to Lincoln Foundation Programs Portal!

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.

How to Apply
Please note: The application window for the 2021-2022 Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program® academic year will open in January and will remain open until March 15, 2021 for students and parents and March 31, 2021 for school representatives.

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.

For Prospective Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars/Parents

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:

  • Your Jefferson County student ID number.
  • The name and email of your assigned assistant principal or academic counselor.

School Representatives (Counselors, Principals, Vice Principals)

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.)

For Current Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars/Parents
Looking for Student Academic & Acknowledgement Release Forms? Login to your account and select "Forms & Documents" from the top menu.
Parents/Guardian making a payment

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.

How does it work?

By registering and creating an account, you can login to your account anytime to update your information, download/complete additional required documents, and review any changes you have made.

School Representatives
When you create an account and a "School Representative Profile", you can view all student applications that require your attention. You will get notified (via email) when a student application needs your input. Student's information will be "pre-filled" so you will spend less time completing a form.