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Horace Mann Bond - Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship 

The Horace Mann Bond-Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship Program (Bond-Hill) provides financial assistance to highly-qualified Pennsylvania students from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania (Cheyney) and Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (Lincoln) who pursue approved professional and graduate programs at the Pennsylvania state related universities and universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Originated in 1983, the scholarship is named in honor of two distinguished past presidents of Lincoln University and Cheyney University, Horace Mann Bond and Leslie Pinckney Hill, respectively.

The Bond-Hill scholarship program provides award recipients with tuition, tuition-related fees and course materials for up to four years, or eight full-time semesters, of graduate or professional study, depending on the student’s field of study and academic standing.

Students enrolled in professional graduate-level programs in law, medicine, podiatry, and dentistry at partner universities receive priority funding. Based upon available funding, scholarships also may be awarded to students admitted to additional professional and graduate programs at the partner universities. The full list of eligible programs is available in the Scholarship Guidelines.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible students must:

  • Be a senior at Lincoln or Cheyney or a graduate of a baccalaureate degree program at either university within five years of applying for the scholarship;
  • Be accepted as a full-time student in an approved professional or graduate degree program at a Pennsylvania state related university or PASSHE university;
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States;  
  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania for at least one year at the time of application and remain a resident during the entire term of the scholarship;
  • Be nominated by Lincoln or Cheyney; and
  • Submit a completed application packet to PDE via Lincoln or Cheyney.

Application Deadline

Application packets are reviewed on a rolling basis, contingent upon available funding. The student’s undergraduate university is responsible for submitting the student’s completed application packet to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Students may not apply directly to the department.


The number of scholarships awarded and renewed each year is contingent upon availability of program funding and the annual appropriation from the General Assembly. Award amounts vary according to the student’s graduate program and graduate university.

Students may receive the scholarship for a maximum of four academic years (eight full-time semesters). Students must maintain satisfactory academic status, as defined by the graduate university, and make academic progress toward the professional degree, to have their awards renewed each year.

The Horace Mann Bond-Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship Program is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). 

For additional information, please contact:
Office of Postsecondary & Higher Education
Phone: 717.772.3643 | Fax: 717.772.3622 |