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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.

The three 2018 Ward Scholars winners

Breno de Almeida Brasil, Spencer Oskin and Macy Glassco are the 2018 Ward Scholars.

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

Spencer Oskin

2018-19 Ward Scholar
Future career: Physician

Bethanne Venkatesan

2018-19 Ward Apprenticeship
Future career: health science

Beshoy Abdelmessih

2018-19 Ward Summer Research Fellowship
Future career: Medical doctor

Jared Crockett

2018-19 Ward Summer Research Fellowship
Future career: Medicine

Macy Glassco

2018-19 Ward Scholar
Future career: health care

Breno de Almeida Brasil

2018-19 Ward Scholar
Future career: health care

Deion Sims

2017-18 Ward Scholar
Future career: Medical doctor

Savannah Blaylock

2017-18 Ward Scholar
Future career: Nonprofit pharmacy practice

Hayden Hall

2017-18 Ward Scholar
Physical therapy

Maggie Veers

2016 Ward Scholar
Medical doctor

Mark Naguib

2016 Ward Scholar
Physician or medical scientist

Macy Cottrell

2016 Ward Scholar
Medicine and theology

Jordan Beale

Ward Scholar Inaugural Recipient, 2015
Biochemistry