The student's highest ACT/SAT score determines which academic scholarships they are eligible to receive. Additional ACT/SAT scores will not be used for scholarship determination beyond the first day of class in the student's freshman year.
|ACT Composite||SAT CR + M||Annual Award||GPA Required|
|32+||1410-1600||$12,000 Presidential Scholarship||3.00|
|30-31||1320-1400||$11,000 Presidential Scholarship||3.00|
|28-29||1240-1310||$9,000 Provost Scholarship||3.00|
|26-27||1170-1230||$8,000 Provost Scholarship||3.00|
|24-25||1090-1160||$7,000 Dean's Scholarship||3.00|
|22-23||1020-1080||$6,000 Dean's Scholarship||3.00|
|19-21||900-1010||$4,000 Bison Achievement Award||2.00|
National Merit Finalist Scholarship
National Merit finalists are eligible for one of ten full-ride scholarships including tuition, room, board, and the general student fee. Semi-finalists and finalists not receiving a full-ride will be awarded a full tuition scholarship. Confirmation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation is required. If you receive one of these scholarships, you must maintain a GPA of 3.25 or above.
National Merit Semi-Finalist Scholarship
This annually renewable award equNational Merit Semi-Finalists will receive a full tuition scholarship. Confirmation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation is required. If you receive one of these scholarships, you must maintain a GPA of 3.25 or above and live on campus.
This prestigious full-tuition scholarship is awarded to five test-score eligible freshmen who are selected through an application and interview process. To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must have scored a 30 or higher on the ACT or 1320 or better on the SAT. If you receive this scholarship, you’ll need to live on campus and maintain a GPA of 3.25 or above.
Presidential Scholars are recognized for their outstanding academic achievements with a $44,000 - $48,000 scholarhip. Your application for admission will serve as your application for the Presidential Scholarship. Presidential Scholars will also be invited to attend Presidential Weekend, and will be awarded an additional $1,500 study abroad scholarship at this special event. To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must have scored a 30 or higher on the ACT or 1320 or better on the SAT. If you receive this scholarship, you must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above.
All out-of-state residents are awarded a renewable scholarship and, depending on your test scores and state, you may qualify for an additional $1,000 - $5,000. State Scholarships cannot be combined with a Trustee, National Merit Finalist, or National Merit Semi-Finalist Scholarship. Any students receiving a scholarship above $1,000 must live on campus.
This annually renewable award equals $2,500 per student and is available to incoming freshmen who have received the Eagle Scout Award, Venturing Silver Award, Sea Scouting Quartermaster Award, GSUSA Gold Award, or American Heritage Girls Stars and Stripes Award. Written proof of the award is required. The funds will be applied to room & board charges only, up to a maximum of 8 semesters. The student must live on-campus and maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible.
Students who file the FAFSA and have demonstrated strong leadership in their vision and determination to pursue a college education may qualify to receive an annually renewable $1,000 Vision Award. Prospective students who meet at least three of the criteria below may apply:
- Is the first generation in the family to attend college (foreign or domestic)
- Grew up in a single-parent household
- Attended a public high school
- Is a member of an ethnic group that is under-represented at Lipscomb
Students must also be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident and be eligible to file the FAFSA. Interested students who meet the criteria should contact their Admissions Counselor and complete this online application.
International Student Scholarship
Most international freshmen and transfer students who live on campus and are enrolled for 12 hours or more are eligible for international student scholarships. These are uniquely for international first-time Freshmen and transfers. These cannot be combined with other scholarships. Please contact the International Admissions Counselor, Rachel Stowe, at email@example.com
Lipscomb University offers tuition awards to undergraduate students whose parent is employed full-time (40 hours per week, primary paid vocation) in certain Christian works that are associated with the Churches of Christ. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative Lipscomb GPA, live on campus each semester, enroll full time (12+ hours) each semester, file a FAFSA each year and provide employment verification annually to the Lipscomb Financial Aid Office.
These awards are available to children who are less than 25 years of age and are considered dependent for federal income tax purposes. Married children are not eligible. These awards are subject to all GPA and probation restrictions as described in the Lipscomb University Undergraduate Catalog and are available only for the customary duration of an academic program. The scholarships are available to children whose parents are employed in the following full-time roles:
- Church of Christ Minister
- Church of Christ Youth Minister
- Church of Christ Missionaries—must be living full time in a foreign country.
- Employed by member school of the National Christian School Association (K-12 or University Level)
National Christian School Association Directory
Church Match Program
Lipscomb University will match any amount up to $500 (per year) that a Church of Christ contributes to a first-time freshman's education at Lipscomb.
CCCU (Counsel of Christian Colleges and Universities) Tuition Exchange Program
Lipscomb University participates in the CCCU Tuition Exchange Program. For more information and an application, please visit this site. Mail all applications to Lipscomb University, directed to the attention of Tiffany Summers.
Lipscomb students can renew the scholarships they receive at entry. However, superior academic performance at Lipscomb does not allow for an increase in the award. You must retain a cumulative 3.0 to renew your scholarships. All Lipscomb University academic scholarships are valid up to 126 ATTEMPTED hours. From time to time, exceptions to the 126 hour rule will be made for students who have unusual or extenuating circumstances, so students will need to contact the Financial Aid Office when they approach 126 hours.
Regular Undergraduate students who do not enter with an Academic Scholarship may be awarded according to the transfer scale after earning at least 24 hours at Lipscomb. When aid has been lost due to cumulative GPA and/or other probation issues, it can be reinstated once the student raises their GPA or resolves their probation issues.
**Lipscomb's Direct Cost Policy could result in a change in scholarship amount for some students. Please review our policy and contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions.