PEF proudly announces that six Frankford High School College Access Program (CAP) students received on-site admission and scholarships to Lincoln University, located near Oxford, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. These scholarships were awarded during a recent school visit and tour when more than 40 of our CAP students were welcomed to campus.
College visits are important for CAP students. They provide an opportunity to experience campus life and see themselves in the college environment, as many of our students have not previously had the opportunity to visit a university. Lincoln Alumna and Frankford’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator, Kerrie Blackmon, and Shannon Thomas, Hospitality teacher, accompanied the group. In addition to meeting students and Student Life administrators at the tours and information sessions, students got a taste of extracurricular involvement at the collegiate level through performances by Lincoln’s FeFe’s cheerleading team and “Orange Crush,” the marching band.
On-site admission is nonbinding for students, although many were excited by the scholarship packages that included near full tuition coverage. This collaboration with Lincoln University was made possible by Shanice Pereira, Assistant Director for Recruitment and Outreach, who sponsored charter bus transportation for the students which allowed an additional group of 20 waitlisted students to attend the trip.