Scholarships for Transfer Students

Students who have enrolled full-time at another college or university for one full semester after receiving high school diploma or more are considered transfer students. All transfer students are awarded based on their final cumulative college GPA. Scholarship renewal GPA's are checked at the end of the student's first semester at Lipscomb and each semester thereafter.

Lipscomb Pathways Scholarship: On Campus Students  *NEW for transfer students entering Fall 2016*

A Lipscomb scholarship of $10,000 per year ($5,000 per fall/spring semesters) awarded to students who transfer 12 or more hours to Lipscomb from a four-year university or a community college with a minimum 2.0 cumulative college GPA upon entry.To be eligible, students must live on campus each semester, file a FAFSA, enroll full time each semester (12+ hours) and be a traditional undergraduate student.  This award is not stackable with any other institutional aid.**  Recipients must maintain a cumulative Lipscomb GPA of 2.0 to renew each semester.  Students must request this scholarship after admission to the University through their myLipscomb account.  Scholarships will be awarded after students' completion of Lipscomb Pathways Scholarship form in myLipscomb as well as having a current FAFSA on file.     
Lipscomb Pathways Scholarship: Off Campus Students *NEW for transfer students entering Fall 2016* 

A Lipscomb scholarship of $7,500 per year ($3,750 per fall/spring semesters) awarded to students who transfer 12 or more hours to Lipscomb from a four-year university or community college with a minimum 2.0 cumulative college GPA upon entry.  To be eligible, students must live off campus each semester, file a FAFSA, enroll full time each semester (12+ hours) and be a traditional undergraduate student. This award is not stackable with any other institutional aid.**  Recipients must maintain a cumulative Lipscomb GPA of 2.0 to renew each semester.  Students must request this scholarship after admission to the University through their myLipscomb account.  Scholarships will be awarded after students' completion of Lipscomb Pathways Scholarship form in myLipscomb as well as having a current FAFSA on file.

**Students who transfer to Lipscomb from a Community College with 30 or more hours may stack the Community College Award and if they are also a member of Phi Theta Kappa, they may also stack the Phi Theta Kappa Award on top of the Lipscomb Pathways Scholarship On Campus or Off Campus. For eligibility requirements for both the Community College Award and Phi Theta Kappa, see below.  Student must be eligible for these awards upon entry to the University and must maintain specific scholarship requirements to maintain awards.  Children of Lipscomb employees are not eligible.

Students may choose the Lipscomb Pathways Scholarships or the award combinations listed below.  Once chosen, students cannot switch or change at a later point.     

Transfer Academic Scholarships

The transfer scholarship awarding matrix based on final cumulative prior college GPA can be seen below. The academic scholarship cannot be combined with with Lipscomb Pathways Scholarships. 

GPA Award
3.0 to 3.39 GPA $3,000
3.4 to 3.69 GPA $5,000
3.70 to 3.99 GPA $6,000
4.0 GPA $8,000

Community College Transfer Trustee Scholarship

Lipscomb University's Board of Trustees, in partnership with the Tennessee Board of Regents, will award eight full-tuition scholarships to students who transfer to Lipscomb from a Tennessee Community College.  Faculty and Staff at each of Tennessee's Community Colleges are able to nominate up to five students to apply and interview for this scholarship.   A 3.5 cumulative GPA is required upon entry to qualify, and the student must be enrolled full time in Lipscomb's traditional undergraduate program. Students must have thirty or more earned community college hours that are transferable to Lipscomb.  This award does not combine with any other Lipscomb institutional aid, but can be awarded in addition to Tennessee HOPE scholarship for on-campus students. If the student is eligible for the Tennessee HOPE scholarship and is living off-campus, HOPE will be included as a part of the full-tuition scholarship. Direct costs policies also apply. The scholarship requires a cumulative 3.25 at Lipscomb each semester for renewal.

General Community College Award

Students transferring from a community college into our traditional undergraduate program with at least 30 hours are eligible for the General Community College Award of $2,500 (yearly). This award is stackable with an academic scholarship, as well as the Phi Theta Kappa/National Society of Leadership award. Students are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA for scholarship renewal.

Phi Theta Kappa and National Society of Leadership

Students who provide official documentation of membership from Phi Theta Kappa or the National Society of Leadership and Success upon entering Lipscomb University will receive a $2,500 annual scholarship. This award can be combined with the Transfer Academic Scholarship as well as the General Community College Award. Students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA each semester for renewal.

All USA Academic Scholars and Nominees

Members of Phi Theta Kappa, who are selected as All-USA Academic Scholars are eligible for a $15,000 Lipscomb scholarship.  All-USA Academic Nominees are eligible for a $12,500 Lipscomb scholarship.  Before an award can be applied, proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership is required. These awards do not combine with any other Lipscomb institutional aid. A cumulative GPA of 3.25 is required for renewal. 

*Other restrictions may apply to any of these scholarships listed above. To apply and to receive additional information about transferring and these above awards, please contact Aaron Burtch or Shawn Despot in the Office of Admissions at Lipscomb University. Applications and selection of recipients will be handled through the university's Admissions Office.

**Moving off campus can affect your financial aid. If you are considering moving off campus, please contact the Financial Aid Office to see if your scholarships will be affected.

Tennessee residents who received the HOPE Scholarship at their previous school must notify TSAC to transfer the HOPE scholarship to Lipscomb. All requirements for the HOPE scholarship can be found at www.CollegePaysTN.com.

Please feel free to contact Maggie Kersten at maggie.kersten@lipscomb.edu or 615.966.6207 if you have any questions about your financial aid. We look forward to working with you to achieve your academic goals.