Mentoring Program Application (First Round)

Dear Scholarship Applicant:

The Lincoln Heights Education Project, Inc. in partnership with Lincoln High School offers a mentoring program and scholarship in which students are selected and mentored until graduation.

If selected, the student 1) must attend Lincoln High School from the 2020-21 school year until graduation, 2) maintain an overall GPA of 3.25, and 3) attend monthly meetings and 4) participate in Mentoring Program activities, including parent meetings and at least one Mentoring extracurricular event per semester. In addition, the student must be enrolled in a 4-year college upon graduation.

Candidates should be model students and academically strong. The intent of the program is to give opportunities to serious and hardworking students. The program is looking for students who are doing well, and have the potential and desire to perform at an even higher level.

Application Directions

Step 1: Applications will be available on Monday, November 16, 2020.

Step 2: Completion of application. The student must: (1) fill out the application form, (2) write an essay, (3) obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, administrator, or community person and (4) submit copies of official school transcripts.

In your essay, please discuss (1) Your personal background. This may include barriers you have faced and the lessons learned in attempting to overcome them. (2) Your academic plans. This may cover your high school plans, college goals and other areas of interest or study. (3) Your commitment to your family, friends, school and community. This may include specific examples and why they are important to you. (4) Your financial situation. This may include discussing what a scholarship will mean to you. (We recognize that this essay synthesizes other information in this application.)

Step 3: At the discretion of the Lincoln Mentoring Committee, finalists may be interviewed before selection.

Step 4: Selection for the Mentoring and Scholarship Program will be announced on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

Step 5: Include a recent photo on the second page of your essay submission.

Award Amount

Three students will be selected to earn a $1,000 Mentoring Scholarship

Selection Criteria

  1. Academic potential, including GPA, difficulty of course load, enrollment in college preparatory courses, and intent to attend college
  2. Commitment to community including volunteer work and demonstration of desire to make a difference in one's community and school.
  3. Financial need including how one's family situation will impact the student's path to college
  4. Extraordinary circumstances, including adversity that the student has had to overcome

Eligibility Criteria:

To submit your documents, you need to scan your letter of recommendation and transcript into PDF format for uploading. Save your essay in PDF format. Microsoft Word allows you to save your documents as PDF. (You are advised to save a copy for your records.)

The completed application is due by Monday, December 14, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Wong at

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