Presidential Scholars

First-time freshmen who have earned a 30 or above on the ACT or a 1390 ERW + M or above on the new SAT (taken March 2016 or after - reference this table to convert earlier scores) who have been admitted to Lipscomb for Fall 2018 are eligible to apply for the Trustee Scholarship. This scholarship provides full tuition for ten exceptional students. All Trustee Scholarship recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.25 or above and live on campus for all four years.

Completed applications for the 2018 Trustee Scholarship must be submitted by January 4. 2018.

  1. Trustee Scholarship Cover Sheet with a recent picture of yourself. (HELPFUL HINT:  If you are having issues figuring out how to type the information on the cover sheet, you can either write out the information or try downloading and opening with preview)
  2. A resume outlining your leadership through school, church, work experience and community involvement, and any honors or achievements that you are particularly proud of. Your resume will be evaluated on content and professionalism, and should only be one page long.
  3. The essay portion of the Trustee application will allow us to assess your ability to interact with a topic thoughtfully, think critically, and write clearly for a public audience. 
    • Step 1: Locate the following podcast and listen to it carefully, taking notes as you listen:
    • Step 2: Consider the issue of a college or university choosing higher quality amenities over opportunities for deserving, underprivileged students to receive financial aid. Using evidence from the podcast, analyze Gladwell's arguement.
    • Step 3: Compose a brief essay (750 words maximum, single spaced, 12 point font) that thoughtfully considers the issue above and clearly explains your view on the topic. 
    • The essay will be evaluated by the Department of English and the Office of Admissions.
  4. Submit items 1-3 as a single document here.
  5. Request two reference letters that attest to your character, academic ability, and potential for leadership. Each of these letters should be written by a non-family member who knows you through your high school, community, or church. These letters should be written specifically in reference to your Trustee Scholarship application; we cannot accept letters that were previously submitted for your admissions application. Please use this form to send instructions to the individuals who you intend to ask to write a letter on your behalf.
  6. Interview - Trustee Scholarship applicants must complete an in-person interview with the several members of the selection committee, which is made up of Lipscomb faculty, staff, and current students. You may schedule your interview for one of three available interview dates: January 19, January 26 or February 3. Once we have received all of the items listed above we will contact you to schedule your interview. Interviews dates and times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to submit your application materials as soon as possible to secure youe preferred date.   

Please email with any questions.