Created in 2015 and held annually, the Lincoln Leaders Scholarship Competition (LLSC) is a scholarship event that awards two prospective undergraduate students a full tuition scholarship to attend LCU.*
Open to high school seniors and college transfer students, the LLSC is two separate dates and two separate competitions, each awarding one winner. The first event takes place in November and the second in February.
The LLSC event days feature elite groups of LCU applicants who engage in a group discussion and individual interview as well as enjoy lunch, a question and answer session with current LCU students, and a campus tour. The winners are determined based on a blend of academic, community and church service, and interview and group discussion responses.
The scholarship application is circulated each early fall and early spring. To apply for the scholarship, students must first have applied and been accepted for admission to LCU.
The winners, as determined by the undergraduate enrollment staff along with recommendations from LCU faculty and staff involved in the event, will possess the qualities we most desire in our students: a serious approach to academic study as well as an embrace of LCU’s core mission to be a place that prepares its students to be successful Christian leaders in a transformational community of difference-makers.
All prospective students who have been accepted to LCU for the following fall’s semester are welcome to apply, and 30 prospective students will be invited to each event. Invited attendees will be those who seem to be a particularly great fit for LCU’s campus community, and whose time here as students would be mutually beneficial to their educational experience and the university. Students can only apply for one of the two LLSC events.
The attendees who do not receive the full-tuition scholarship will receive a smaller one-time scholarship to be applied to their first year’s bill, in addition to any other aid. For questions about application status or how to complete the application requirements, please call (217) 732-3168 or email Enrollment Services .
The Fall event is November 6th, 2021.
The Spring event is February 26th, 2022.
*Scholarship applies to 60 credit hour associate degree or 120 credit hour bachelor degree. Winners must maintain status as full-time students and live on campus at LCU. Winners must pay room and board.