The Associated Women for Lipscomb is an organization whose main purpose is to raise funding for need-based scholarships to Lipscomb University.
The Associates were formed on April 16, 1982, when Willard Collins, then serving as president of Lipscomb, hosted a luncheon for twenty women and challenged them to form a new organization that would support and encourage the tradition of excellence initiated by university co-founders David Lipscomb and James A. Harding in 1891.
Today, there are nine chapters of A.W.L. in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Each is dedicated to providing scholarships so deserving students may attend Lipscomb.