Lincoln strives to meet the needs of a diverse student body in a positive, supportive learning environment and to provide the highest quality academic and extra-curricular opportunities. These opportunities include the International Baccalaureate Program and an overall strong college preparation program.

All programs at Lincoln emphasize academic excellence, critical thinking, the development of life-long learning skills and high expectations for all students, while fostering self-esteem, personal responsibility and self discipline. Lincoln’s programs encourage students to be responsive to cultural and individual diversity and to become positive, contributing citizens of the world. 

LHSAA Scholarships are funded by alumni donations and granted to well deserving and overall exceptional LHS Senior students.

Online Endowment Fund linkLHSSA Scholarships Donation Form

 NEW Resiliency Scholarship 

A new $2000 scholarship involving a nomination process rather than the normal student application.

The nominators will be Lincoln High School employees (administrators, teachers, coaches, counselors, and other school staff). They will be provided a nomination form with two questions: Why should this student be nominated for this scholarship?  The completed nomination forms will be sent directly to counselors for confirmation the student is projected to graduate and has plans for continuing their education or training. Counselors will replace student names with a number and remove any other specific identification in the nomination.


 Bill Lynch Scholarship 

Established by the Alumni Association in February 2020 to honor Mr. Lynch who taught English at Lincoln High School and died suddenly in September 2019. The scholarship is awarded to a Senior student in need of financial assistance and who has demonstrated “an uncommon and authentic passion for the study of literature and philosophy”, the kind of student Mr. Lynch inspired.

Bill was a much beloved English teacher at Lincoln High School and was named teacher of the year, representing Portland, Oregon at a ceremony in Washington, DC. His students admired him for his empathy, his listening ear, his wit, his intellect, his true passion for ideas, and his love for helping students succeed, not only within his class, but also within themselves.

The Asa I Arnsberg Scholarship 

Established in 2018 by Susan Arnsberg Diamond, class of 1957 and president of the Arnsberg Family Foundation; and Robert L. Arnsberg, class of 1960 and director of the foundation board.

As Susan Diamond said of her father: "I think Dad would be extremely pleased to know another ambitious, needy college freshman will receive some additional funding for the first year, whether it’s a two or four-year state college or university in Oregon. Higher education is so necessary in today’s world, and economically an Oregon resident’s best financial option. Thus, the recipient must attend an Oregon state-run college, and need is this scholarship’s #1 criterion."

The Ruth Arbuckle Elde Toly Scholarship 

Established in 2018 by Elde V. [Bud] Toly ’56. Ms. Arbuckle was a member of the Lincoln community for more than six decades from her enrollment as a freshman in 1917. She dedicated her life to be a college counselor for nearly three decades at LHS and gained national recognition from higher education admissions panels for her guidance of students into the world  after high school.

This scholarship is awarded to a student who shows a sustained love for Lincoln, demonstrates thoughtful concern, kindness, and consideration for others, and maintains high academic standards. Priority consideration is given to a student planning to attend an Oregon public college or university.

We welcome all donations to the LHSAA Endowment Fund

ALUMS can make a difference.

The past two years have been tough on all of us, but even more so for our young people. Imagine not being able to learn in a classroom and miss social interaction amongst your peers, and instead have to study on a computer via Zoom? The lack of in person learning was devastating. As we dig out from this difficult time, there is hope. And the Lincoln High School Alumni Endowment Committee is a bright spot within our community. During COVID, we had a record-breaking number of applicants for our various scholarships. And we continue to provide opportunities, by providing those scholarships, which we have been doing now for decades. We cannot continue to give and help our future Lincoln graduates without your donation. Please give now. Your donation is more important than ever before. ~ Linda Cohn, LHSAA Endowment Committee

Online contribution link: LHSAA Endowment Donation 

Our Scholarship Funds are managed by Oregon Community Foundation,

1221 SW Yamhill St #100, Portland, OR 97205

LHSAA Endowment Committee Members

Vincent Galindo, Lincoln Parent- Chairman

David Perlman '65 - LHSAA Board Director

Linda Cohn - (past) LHS PTA President

Mike Lynch - Adviser

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