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Ward Society

Imagine a society that reaches out to those reaching forward — that's the J.S. Ward Society. We're transforming today's students into tomorrow's leaders.

Ward Scholars 2019
J.S. Ward, former Lipscomb president

J.S. Ward, former Lipscomb president

The Ward Scholarship, Lipscomb's most prestigious award given to a student planning a health science career, provides up to $10,000 annually toward student tuition. Students are selected through faculty nominations and a rigorous application process based on academic merit and overall involvement in the life of the Lipscomb community.

The J.S. Ward Society is comprised of a group of alumni and friends passionate about the health sciences at Lipscomb University. Lipscomb’s alumni in the fields of science and those alumni who have chosen a health science career are automatically considered members of the J.S. Ward Society. The award is named for Dr. James Samuel Ward, a doctor and dentist who joined the Lipscomb faculty in 1893, just two years after the school’s founding. Dr. Ward’s contributions were critical to Lipscomb’s long-standing history of excellent health science education. He twice served as president of Lipscomb, then called Nashville Bible School.

The Ward Society is overseen by a non-governing, volunteer board of visitors that include Lipscomb alumni, Nashville community leaders, health care professionals and others. 

Members of the J.S. Ward Society are involved in supporting and mentoring our students after they graduate, exploring new ways for both the college and its students to be leaders through the Executive in Residence Program and the Hero of Science Program, and by challenging and inspiring a new generation in the health sciences fields. The society and its members also provide the Ward Scholarship, the most prestigious award given to a student planning a health science career by providing up to $10,000 annually toward student tuition.

Your financial support of the Ward Society helps to increase the breadth and depth of what we are able to accomplish. Gifts to the Ward Society will assist in building a life changing scholarship, develop world-class programming, and help us reach more alumni and friends who have a passion for the health sciences.

Scholarship Recipients

Shelbi Sullivan

Ward Summer Research Fellows, Summer 2019

Major: Biomolecular Science
Profession: Medicine
Hometown: Franklin,TN

Kristina Seiber

Ward Summer Research Fellows, Summer 2019

Major: Biochemistry
Profession: Medicine
Hometown: Smyrna, TN

Kase Maner

Ward Summer Research Fellows, Summer 2019

Major: Molecular Biology
Profession: Medicine
Hometown: Columbia,TN

Grace Gillispie

Ward Apprentice, 2019-2020

Major: Biology
Profession: Optometry
Hometown: Mt. Juliet,TN

Madeline Surdacki

Ward Scholars, 2019-2020

Major: Bioscience and Philosophy
Profession: Medicine
Hometown: Franklin,TN

Breckin Horton

Ward Scholars, 2019-2020

Major: Biochemistry
Profession: Medicine
Hometown: Spiro, OK

Jerod Crockett

Ward Scholars, 2019-2020

Major: Bioscience and Philosophy
Profession: Medicine
Hometown: Wilmore, KY