Associated Women for Lipscomb


The Associated Women for Lipscomb is an organization whose main purpose is to raise funding for need-based scholarships to Lipscomb. The organization hosts several events locally and regionally to boost networking among its members and to raise scholarship funds. AWL was formed in 1982 when Willard Collins, then-president of Lipscomb, hosted a luncheon for 20 women and challenged them to form a new organization that would support and encourage the tradition of excellence at Lipscomb. Today, there are nine chapters of AWL in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. Each is dedicated to providing scholarships so that deserving students may attend Lipscomb.

BUTTON: Membership Form

AWL Scholarships
AWL scholarships are awarded on the basis of greatest need. Scholarships awarded each year are based on the money raised in the previous year. The selection process involves chapter members, the AWL director and the Office of Financial Aid. Available funds are applied first to students who are current recipients (and have reapplied) and then to new applicants. Employees and children of employees of Lipscomb University are not eligible for AWL scholarships. Not all applicants are guaranteed an award. Application forms for new applicants may be requested from the AWL office.

Events typically held annually by the AWL include:

  • Fall Pansy Sale on campus at Avalon House
  • Holiday Pecan Coffee & Market on campus at Avalon House
  • Holiday Pictures with Santa on campus
  • Merry Marketplace at Lighting of the Green in Allen Arena on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving

Laura Sears
Assistant Director for Alumni Communities & Events, 615.966.1963