Lear Scholarship Program

The Lear Scholarship Program was created as a way to help students finish high school while earning college-level credits.

This two-year program is offered on the Acellus Academy campus in Kansas City, Missouri. Upon completion of the program, students receive an accredited high school diploma and a professional certification.

Real-world Work Experience

As part of the Lear Scholarship Program, students are given the opportunity to obtain work experience on a part-time basis while attending school.

This work experience provides an income to help offset living expenses for students while providing valuable training in a real-world setting.


On-campus Dormitory

Acellus Academy offers an on-campus dormitory for students enrolled under the Lear Scholarship Program. Staying on campus provides the opportunity to network and study with peers in addition to added convenience. Applicants who are interested in staying on campus should indicate their interest when applying for the scholarship.


Education Technology Specialist

The rapid growth and adoption of adaptive learning has created a major shortage of qualified professionals with expertise in the field. To fill this void, the EdTech Certification Program provides hands-on training on adaptive learning using Acellus.

Cyber Technology Specialist

Cybersecurity professionals are in high-demand and in short-supply. The CybrTech Certification Program provides training on how to help organizations mitigate risk by deploying critical security strategies using GoldKey.

Admission Requirements

Candidates demonstrating advanced academic ability, good moral character, and personal integrity are considered for admission to the Lear Scholarship Program.

Education and Age Requirements:

To be eligible, candidates must meet the following conditions:

  • Current high school student with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher; and
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.

Accepted applicants who are not yet attending Acellus Academy will be transferred from their current school in order to participate in the Lear Scholarship Program.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Qualities:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills with proper grammar;
  • Ability to write clear, concise, original material on selected topics;
  • Willingness to think outside the box;
  • Competence in running basic computer functions;
  • Honest and open to constructive feedback;
  • Reliable and committed team player;
  • Cares about youth and youth education;
  • Self-directed and motivated; and
  • Applicants must be able to pass a background check.

Selection of Candidates:

Applicants are selected by an Acellus Academy review committee. Selection is based upon current program enrollment, intellectual abilities of the student as demonstrated by their GPA, and on the opinion of the Committee concerning the student’s ability to succeed – not only in the program, but also in the field after the certification is awarded.

Non-discrimination Policy:

Acellus Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.

How to Apply

Students interested in taking part in the Lear Scholarship Program are encouraged to submit an online application.

Honoring the Legacy of Bill Lear

The Lear Scholarship Program is named in memory of Bill Lear — inventor of the Lear Jet. Lear is known in the aviation industry “for having contributed more to the safety of flying than any other man of his era,” according to the New York Times.

Late in his career, Lear mentored Roger Billings — a young aspiring inventor who had caught Lear’s attention when he built the first hydrogen-powered car as a high school science project. Bill Lear’s legacy continues to inspire future generations of scientists and inventors.