Summer Hours Through August 9, Lincoln is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and closed on Fridays. 

Joanne M. Burrell Memorial Scholarship

outside front library image


Awarded annually to an undergraduate creative writing student at Lincoln University whose academic record and sophistication demonstrate diverse interests and a dedication to the humanities. Strong preference is given to candidates with financial need. Minimum GPA 2.5. Scholarship Value: $200

Joanne M. Burrell earned the Silver Scholar Award at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 1982. Burrell worked as a registered nurse in Mid-Missouri for more than thirty years, and staunchly supported the arts.



Previous Award Winners

2015 Paige Starks

2016 Christian Winston

2017 Te'Ayrah Hickerson

2018 Jenecia Sims

2019 Kieron Walquist

2022 Jaida Gray

2023 DeAni Blake-Britton

2024 Chenia Walker