Scholarships for Transfer Students
Your initial award is based on the information that we currently have in our system, which means if the Admissions Office has not received all official transcripts, your financial aid may be incomplete. Your final award will be based on all hours earned until you begin classes at Lipscomb. If we receive additional information, your award could change. We recommend you view your award and bill periodically through your myLipscomb account.
Transfer Academic Scholarship Scale (yearly amounts) effective fall 2013 entry:
|3.0 to 3.39 GPA||$3,000|
|3.4 to 3.69 GPA||$5,000|
|3.70 to 3.99 GPA||$6,000|
Your Lipscomb University GPA will be reviewed at the end of each semester. You must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA to keep an academic scholarship. The Lipscomb Trustee Academic Scholarship requires a cumulative 3.25 GPA for renewal each semester. Traditional undergraduate students must take a minimum of 12 hours per semester to receive institutional aid. If you are placed on probation of any kind, you will lose your institutional aid the following semester. However, this aid can be reinstated upon the resolution of any probation issues. If you did not enter Lipscomb with an academic scholarship, we will be happy to review your cumulative Lipscomb GPA after two full-time semesters and award you based on the scale above.
Trustee Transfer Scholarship
Lipscomb University's Board of Trustees, in partnership with the Tennessee Board of Regents, will award a full-tuition scholarship to one student from each of these local community colleges: Nashville State, Columbia State, Motlow State and Volunteer State. 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. This award does not combine with any other Lipscomb institutional aid. If the student is eligible for the Tennessee HOPE scholarship, it will be included as a part of the full-tuition scholarship if living off campus. 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). You must have a 3.0 cumulative Lipscomb GPA to renew this scholarship each year.
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 and have a cumulative 3.50 GPA will receive a $2500 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 3.00 GPA each semester 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.
Are you a Tennessee resident? Did you receive the HOPE scholarship at your previous school? Have you notified TSAC to transfer your HOPE Scholarship to Lipscomb University? You must meet the GPA and hours-attempted requirements to retain the scholarship. All requirements for the HOPE scholarship can be found at www.CollegePaysTN.com .
Please feel free to contact Maggie Kersten if you have any questions about your financial aid. We look forward to working with you to achieve your academic goals.
800.333.4358, x. 6207