Presidential Scholars

Presidential Scholars (first-time freshmen who have earned a 30 or above on the ACT or a 1320 (CR + M) or above on the SAT) are eligible to apply for the Trustee Scholarship. This scholarship provides full tuition (that’s right, we said full tuition) for five exceptional students. All Trustee Scholarship recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.25 or above and live on campus for all four years.

To apply for the Trustee Scholarship, complete and submit all of the following items in one package by January 4, 2014:

  1. Trustee Scholarship Cover Sheet with a recent picture of yourself.
  2. A resume outlining your school, church, and community involvement, work experience, and any honors or achievements that you are particularly proud of.  Your resume will be evaluated on content and professionalism, and should only be one page long.
  3. Write a 400-to-750-word essay according to the following instructions:
    • Step 1: Read this article carefully
    • Step 2: Consider the work Mohamed and the other high school students are doing.  Many of them describe one of the benefits of their community service as making them feel good. While it’s nice to be able to feel good about your service, what are some of the more important benefits of the community service projects mentioned in the article? If you were in Mohamed's shoes and were involved in this project, what would you do?  What would your goals be? How would you prepare?  What skills would you need and how would you know when you had been successful?
    • Step 3: Compose a brief essay (750 words maximum, single spaced, normal font) that thoughtfully considers the questions above. 
    • The essay will be evaluated by the Department of English and the Office of Admissions.
  4. Two reference letters that attest to your character, academic ability, and potential for leadership. Each of these letters should be written by a non-family member who knows you through your high school, community, or church.
  5. Interview - Trustee Scholarship applicants must complete an in-person interview with the several members of the selection committee, which is made up of Lipscomb faculty, staff, and current students.  You may schedule your interview for one of three available interview dates: January 24, January 31, and February 8.   Once we have received all of the items listed above we will contact you to schedule your interview.  Interviews dates and times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to submit your application materials as soon as possible to secure the date that you prefer.   

Please mail all materials in one package to:

Trustee Scholarship Selection Committee
Lipscomb University/Undergraduate Admissions
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204

Please email with any questions.