Skip to main content

Scholars Programs

Lipscomb offers competitive Scholars Programs that allow academically engaged students to dig deeper and get the most from a business, engineering or leadership degree.

Scholars Programs

  • The College of Business Swang Scholars Program is for students interested in pursuing a major in accounting, data analytics, data science, entrepreneurship, finance, management or marketing.

  • The Raymond B. Jones Engineering Scholars Program is for students interested in pursuing a major in civil, mechanical, electrical, computer or software engineering, computer science, cybersecurity or information technology.

  • The Presidential Leadership Scholars Program is for students in any major who want to maximize their leadership potential. The program is designed for students who have demonstrated a commitment to their academic pursuits and have excelled in high school leadership opportunities, church involvement, work experience and community engagement.

Learning Opportunities

Through each of Lipscomb's Scholars Programs, you will have exceptional learning opportunities such as:

  • Professional Development. Engage with accomplished leaders across Nashville in your specific academic interest to gain hands-on industry experience and grow professionally. These opportunities will enable you to connect with the local community, build your postgraduate résumé and open doors for internships and career development.
  • Mentorship Opportunities. Many of our Scholars Programs are led by College Deans, Executive Leadership, and the President's Office. These mentorships will shape your Lipscomb experience and open up unique opportunities for you to have a seat at the table with university leaders, creating a supportive network that empowers you to make informed decisions, build essential skills and embark on a path to success with a sense of direction and purpose.
  • Faith-Centered, Academic Programming. Lipscomb’s Scholars Programs support students by nurturing curiosity, honing analytical-thinking skills, fostering innovation, and fortifying resilience. These programs cultivate personal growth and enrich your academic pursuits, creating a holistic and fulfilling educational experience.

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for a scholars program, you must have scored a:

  • 30 or higher on the ACT
  • 1360 or better on the SAT


  • a 97 or higher on the CLT, including superscores

Additionally, applicants must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.5 at the end of the junior year. Weighted GPAs will be considered.

Only students applying as first-time freshmen are eligible to apply for the Trustee Scholarship and all Scholars Programs.

Students who apply to the university as test-optional must submit an official test score to be eligible for any of these programs.

Ready to Apply?

The application for fall 2024 will open October 16, 2023. The application submission deadline is January 9, 2024.

See the links above for each program for program-specific application details. Students must be admitted to the university prior to applying. 

Scholars Program FAQ