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 Now Open!

The Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program® application window for the 2024-2025 academic year is now open through April 1, 2024.  Students entering the 8th or 9th grades in the fall of 2024 are eligible to apply. To complete an application, please visit the Parent Portal to create an account.  

The Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program® application for 2024 is now live on Parent Portal. <a href="" target="_blank">Click here to apply</a>.


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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