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Transfer Trustees Scholarships

Lipscomb University will award eight full-tuition scholarships to students who transfer to Lipscomb from a community college.

This scholarship is closed for 2022.

A 3.5 cumulative GPA is required upon entry to qualify, and the student must be enrolled full time in Lipscomb's traditional undergraduate program. Students must have thirty or more earned community college hours that are transferable to Lipscomb.

This award does not combine with any other Lipscomb institutional aid, but can be awarded in addition to Tennessee HOPE scholarship for on-campus students. 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.

Materials required to apply for this scholarship include:

  • Application
  • Essay
    • 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.

      Compose an essay (1,500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12 pt font) that thoughtfully answers the prompt.

      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.

  • Two recommendations from non-family members; at least one recommendation must come from a staff or faculty member at your community college.
  • Resume
  • Professional headshot

This scholarship is for students seeking their first bachelor degree only.