Lincoln Foundation

We are an independently operated organization offering outside-of-school academic enrichment and college readiness programs for under-resourced youth throughout the Louisville Metropolitan area.

WYSP Applications for the 2024-2025 School Year Are Now Closed


The application period for the Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program® for the 2024-2025 academic year has now ended. The Educational Programs Team is now carefully reviewing each application. Selected candidates will be notified of their success in May. The next application window for the Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program® will open in January 2025 for the 2025-2026 school year.



Lincoln Foundation has empowered youth to overcome adversity through education since its founding by Berea College in 1910. Our mission is to provide educational enrichment programs that develop and support youth in overcoming social and economic barriers to achievement.  

Our Programs

Our programs serve the needs of academically talented, socioeconomically disadvantaged students.

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Parent Portal

Lincoln Foundation Parent Portal is the central hub where Parents/Students can apply,  manage enrollments, and pay the annual fee to their respective programs.

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Ways To Help

We are grateful to the many dedicated donors, partners, alumni, and volunteers for their valuable financial and in-kind support on an annual basis.

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