The Harvey Lincoln Student Scholarship provides need-based scholarships for community college students who have persisted in their studies despite educational, personal, or financial obstacles and are attending Achieving the Dream institutions. The scholarship award is $2,000. The scholarship was awarded to two students in 2023: Birva Carla Jose Pinto of Hudson Community College and Renee Eileen Rivera Restivo of Northwestern Connecticut Community College.
Birva Jose Pinto
Hudson County Community College
Renee Rivera Restivo
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Harvey Lincoln Student Scholarship nominations must be made by staff, faculty members, or administrators at current Achieving the Dream institutions, referred to below as the “college sponsor.” The college sponsor must submit the information about the student being nominated for the scholarship and submitting the student’s short scholarship essay.
Eligible Use of Scholarship Funds
Scholarship funds may be used to cover any cost related to attending a college in the Achieving the Dream Network or transferring from an Achieving the Dream community college to a four-year institution including tuition, fees, books, supplies, equipment, transportation, food, and other living expenses.
Past Harvey Lincoln Student Scholars
- 2022: Cyan Hite of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Zennia Nesmith of Chattanooga State Community College
- 2020: Timothy Maldonado of West Hills College Lemoore (CA) and Rachel Matt of Salish Kootenai College (MT).
- 2019: Devanee Matcham of West Hills College Coalinga (CA) and Chioma Oghenekome of Suffolk County Community College (NY)
- 2018: RaShayla Walker of Rose State College (OK)