Grants and Scholarships

Information about Endowed Scholarships

Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. The maximum award for the 2021-2022 award year is $6,495. The amount you are eligible to receive is based on your EFC (expected family contribution) located on your SAR (student aid report).

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is gift aid for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. The FSEOG does not have to be repaid. Pell grant recipients who filed their FAFSA form before the priority deadline date of April 1st will be the first to be awarded FSEOG. Funds are limited and awards are made on a funds-available basis.

Pennsylvania State Grant is made available to Pennsylvania residents who are enrolled full-time or part-time and demonstrate financial need. You must file your FAFSA form before May 1st to be eligible. Students must demonstrate academic progress to retain their eligibility. Contact the PA State Grant  Agency at for questions.

Other State Grants from the following state programs allow funds to be transferred to students enrolled in Pennsylvania state colleges: Delaware, District of Columbia, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Ohio, Rhode Island, and West Virginia. Delaware and District of Columbia may also award students at the graduate level.

Requirements for Scholarship, Grant or Prize and Award Recipients

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For all students who are recipients of Lincoln University scholarships or grants (e.g. private and endowed scholarships or prizes and awards), the following requirements must be met:

  • Recipients must reside on campus in order to receive or maintain their scholarships. Students choosing to reside in the Apartment Style Living (ASL) residence hall will be responsible for the full cost of the room from personal resources.
  • Recipients must earn at least 30 credit hours per year and maintain the required cumulative grade point average. (Please note, for scholarship renewal purposes, summer school work, transfer credits and, CLEP credits will not be computed in the cumulative grade point average and number of credit hours used to determine scholarship eligibility).

If these requirements have been met, the maximum number of years/semesters a student
can maintain these awards is four years or eight semesters. If a student should remain at the university beyond four years or eight semesters in order to complete the chosen degree requirements, s/he will be responsible for all charges. Likewise, if a student fails to meet the required GPA or chooses to reside off-campus, then they will be responsible for all charges. In addition, within the four years or eight semesters maximum allowed, should a student take more than a full course load, 19 hours or more, s/he will be responsible for the additional per credit hour cost. Finally, the scholarship will not cover the graduation fee, health insurance, personal property, fines, and other miscellaneous fees.

Finally, students receiving endowed or private prizes and awards valued at over $100 will have the amount of the award credited to their student account. If the account is paid in full, then the prize or award will be used to lower a loan amount or if there is a balance and the scholarship is more then the balance, the scholarship will be reduced or removed to prevent a refund of university funds.

The only exception to this policy is for those students whose parents permanent home address is within 30 miles of the Lincoln University campus, as verified by information provided on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Endowed Scholarships are awarded to eligible students by the Office of Financial Aid at the beginning of each academic year for returning students. You must earn at least 30 credit hours not including incompletes during the preceding fall and spring semester only.