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 December 31, 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 issue of social media presence for students applying to colleges and universities or potential employees applying for jobs. What considerations should young adults make about their social media presence and its impact on their future?
    • Step 3: Compose a brief essay (750 words maximum, single spaced, 12 point font) that thoughtfully considers the questions above. 
    • The essay will be evaluated by the Department of English and the Office of Admissions.
  4. Submit items 1-3 as a single document online here.
  5. 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, and did not serve as a reference on your behalf when you applied to Lipscomb. Please use this form to send instructions to the individuals who you intend to ask to write a letter on your behalf.
  6. 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 23, January 30, and February 7.   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 email trusteescholarship@lipscomb.edu with any questions.