Tuesday, August 11, 2009
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Lincoln College accepting applications for Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

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[August 11, 2009]  Lincoln College is accepting applications for its newest scholarship, the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship. The new scholarship is open to any ethnic minority student enrolled at or planning to attend Lincoln College. To be considered, eligible students must have graduated from a Logan County high school with a minimum 2.0 grade-point average.  Any student interested in applying should contact Chris Steckman, financial aid director, at 217-732-3155, ext. 230, or send him an e-mail at csteckman@lincolncollege.edu.

The scholarship is funded through ticket sales to the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast at Lincoln College. The event celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. King and is coordinated with the support of the Rev. Glenn Shelton of the Second Baptist Church in Lincoln.

"A college education is part of the American dream -- a dream echoed by Dr. King when he stated his own hope was that one day his children would be judged by the content of their character," said Deb Ackerman, vice president for institutional advancement.

"This scholarship is the result of a community effort," she added. "I believe students who receive a liberal arts education at Lincoln College are better prepared to succeed -- during their continuing academic careers and in life. So, I'm delighted that this scholarship will help to make this dream a reality for even more young people."

Founded in 1865, Lincoln College is a coeducational, private liberal arts college. It is the only institution of higher education named for Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime. For more information, visit www.lincolncollege.edu.

[Text from file received from Lincoln College]

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