Lincoln Foundation’s signature college readiness programs serve the need of academically talented, socioeconomically disadvantaged students in grades 8 through the freshman year of college.

Online Applications

Our signature college readiness program applications are available online! Visit our “Parent Portal” to apply, make payments and see your application status.


Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program® is our signature college readiness program.
The Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program® annually admits high potential youth from under-resourced communities throughout the Louisville area.

Math & Science

Summer Math & Science Program
The two-week summer Math & Science Program, held at the UofL College of Arts & Sciences, engages high school students in a real-world laboratory setting.

Project BUILD

Project BUILD is a summer mini-MBA program held at the UofL College of Business.
The three-week program introduces promising multicultural high school juniors and seniors to the world of business through collegiate-level business courses and interaction with corporations, executives, and entrepreneurs.