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Transfer Trustee Scholarship

This scholarship is closed for 2022. The application for fall 2023 will open November 1, 2022, and close March 15th, 2023. Students must be admitted to the university prior to applying.

To qualify, the student must have and maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA and must enroll full time in Lipscomb's traditional undergraduate program. Students must be seeking their first bachelor’s degree.

This award does not combine with any other Lipscomb institutional aid but can be awarded in addition to the Tennessee HOPE scholarship for students living on campus. If the student is eligible for the Tennessee HOPE scholarship and is living off campus, HOPE will be included as a part of the full-tuition scholarship. Direct costs policies also apply. 

The scholarship requires a cumulative 3.25 GPA at Lipscomb each semester, beginning with the first semester for renewal.

The following items are required to apply for the Transfer Trustee Scholarship:

  1. Complete the Transfer Trustee Scholarship application and provide a headshot. This can be found on your Bison Portal once you are admitted to the university and are eligible to apply.
  2. Résumé- A one-page résumé outlining your education, leadership through school, church involvement, work experience and community involvement, and any noteworthy honors or achievements. Your résumé will be evaluated on content and professionalism.
  3. Personal Video – A one-to-two-minute video telling us a little about yourself and why you are interested in attending Lipscomb. The video will not be evaluated on production quality but should focus on you as a person.
  4. Essay: The essay will be evaluated by the Department of English and the Office of Admissions. Please do not put your name, date or other identifying information on the essay document. Compose an essay (1,500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12 pt. font) that thoughtfully answers the prompt below:
    1. A general assertion is that what we value can be determined by what we are willing to sacrifice. Famed French essayist and critic, Charles Du Bos, stated, "The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become."
      Today, staying focused and committed to educational pursuits involves a great deal of time, resilience and effort. Share a few examples of what you are temporarily sacrificing to reach your greater goal. Additionally, describe if/how completing a four-year degree at Lipscomb could help meet that goal.
  5. Interview – Select Transfer Trustee Scholarship applicants will complete an interview with several members of the selection committee. Interviews will be conducted in-person, and will take place on April 14th. 
    Students selected to move forward to the interview process will be contacted by their admissions counselor. Interview times are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so submit your application and materials as soon as possible.