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cadet application

Lincoln's Challenge Academy offers you the chance of a lifetime. If you are ready to change your future and ready to make important decisions about your life, then Lincoln's Challenge Academy can help you do just that.

If you don't know much about LCA, you may want to check out the program or take a tour of a day in the life of a cadet.

The following correct and complete documentation is required in each registration packet in order to issue acceptance to the program (click on the title to view and print):

  • Application for Admission [LCA_cadet_app.pdf; 119k]
    which includes the following:
    --Parental Understanding and Release of Liability, and Consent for Medical Care (notarized)
    --Parental / Guardianship Verification (notarized)
    --Cadet Understanding and Release of Liability, and Consent for Drug Test (notarized)
    --Consent to Release of Information
    --Consent to Donate Blood
    --DCFS / Probation Form - includes alternative placement plan for DCFS and/or includes probation order, court papers from probation officer
    --Student Information Request Form
  • Copy of State Identification
  • Race and Nationality Form [LCA_race_nationality.pdf; 12k]
  • Self Identification of Handicap [LCA_handicap.pdf; 15k]

Submit these documents to Lincoln's Challenge Academy in Rantoul (the address is located on the application). Call your nearest Regional Coordinator with questions.

Parents/Guardians: To read more about the medical guidelines for the program, please view a letter from our medical director [LCA_medical_letter; 40k].

Those meeting the requirements will be sent a letter notifying them that their application has been received, giving them information concerning times and dates for Registration and Orientation. All applicants must complete registration and orientation prior to acceptance. Applicants must also pass a physical exam and drug screening test during the early weeks of the program.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by mail or at the time of registration. Selection for seats is competitive and all applicants are encouraged to submit an application and attend registration as soon as possible. Therefore, the sooner the applicant gets the required documentation completed and attends registration, the better their chances are for becoming a Lincoln's ChalleNGe Cadet.

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scholarship application

Upon successful completion of the program, cadets may qualify for an ICCB scholarship to a community college limited to $1,000 per cadet per semester. In order to apply for and receive the ICCB scholarship, the cadet must submit the attached application with ALL blanks filled in to the Lincoln's ChalleNGe office by the specified due date.

Download application now! [ICCB_Scholarship_App.pdf; 16k]

Application Due Dates:

  • Spring Semester - January 1
  • Summer Semester - June 1
  • Fall Semester - August 1

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mentor application

You'll want to make sure you've read the basic requirements for a Lincoln's Challenge Academy mentor before you download our application.

1. Download application now! [LCA_mentor_app.pdf; 60k]

2. Carefully read and complete application (includes three personal reference sheets).

3. Submit your application to the nearest Regional Coordinator for review.

Once the application and three personal reference sheets are received and the Regional Coordinator in your area completes the initial screening, a formal interview will be set, a background check will be initiated and training will be completed. Once you complete and pass all areas of this process, you will become a Lincoln's Challenge Mentor.

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staff application

Lincoln's Challenge Academy offers various employment opportunities. View our current openings, and submit an application today!

1. Download application now! [LCA_staff_app.pdf; 56k]

2. Carefully read and complete application.

3. Submit your application to the appropriate person, identified in the job posting or to the address on the application.

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