Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded for academic achievement, leadership and service experience, and performance in the fine arts. Scores from the ACT and SAT writing tests are not considered when evaluating scholarship candidates.

Hendrix Achievement-Based Scholarships

Name Eligibility Amount Notes Application
Academic Scholarship Based on GPA, standardized test scores, leadership and extracurricular activities, recommendations $7,000 up to full tuition All accepted students automatically considered The application for admission serves as the application for this scholarship

Hays Memorial Scholarship

3.6 GPA, 32 ACT, 1410 SAT Tuition,  double occupancy residence hall room, unlimited board plan (without Burrow Bucks), and mandatory fees Must apply for admission by our Early Action I date; must apply for the Hays Memorial Scholarship by February 1,  The Hays Scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years if the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and selects housing and meal plan options covered by the award

A separate application is required

Hendrix Scholarship for Arkansas Governor's Distinguished Scholars (GDS) Accepted freshmen applicants who receive the $10,000 Arkansas GDS The scholarship amount and number of scholarships are determined each February for new students enrolling during the following fall.  See Arkansas Governor's Distinguished Scholarship below. The Hendrix Scholarship* is renewable for up to three additional years if the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and selects housing and meal plan options covered by the award *Limited number of awards available This scholarship is awarded to recipients of the GDS who know of their awards and deposit by May 1. Students awarded the GDS or who deposit after May 1 will be reviewed on an individual basis.
Scholarship for National Merit, Achievement, and Hispanic Finalists Accepted applicants who are selected as National Merit, Achievement, or Hispanic Finalists $1,000 Finalists must name Hendrix as their first college choice The scholarship is automatic upon notification from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (National Merit and National Achievement) and the College Board (National Hispanic) if the student is accepted
IB Diploma Recognition Award Accepted applicants who are IB Diploma candidates $1,000 IB Diploma candidacy must be confirmed by student's high school if not listed on the transcript The scholarship is automatic upon IB Diploma candidacy confirmation if the student is accepted
Robert & Ruby Priddy Scholarship Middle-income families Varies All accepted students automatically considered

FAFSA must be completed

Hendrix Odyssey Scholarship

Name Eligibility Amount Notes Application
Odyssey Honors and Distinction Award

Based on outside class achievements

$1,000 - $5,000 per year All accepted students automatically considered The application for admission serves as the application for this scholarship

Hendrix Leadership and Service Scholarships

 Name Eligibility Amount Notes Application
Hendrix College Leadership Scholarship Details Demonstrated record of leadership, activities, and honors $2,000 per year Must apply by February 1

A separate application is required

United Methodist Youth Fellowship Leadership Scholarship Details Leadership in United Methodist youth ministries $2,000 per year Must apply by February 1

A separate application is required 

Miller Center Service Scholarship  Details Participation in volunteer service $2,000 per year Must apply by February 1

A separate application is required  

Hendrix Performing and Fine Arts Scholarship

Name Eligibility Amount Notes Application
Performing and Fine Arts Scholarship Details

Based on talent in music, theatre, and art; open to non-majors

$2,000 per year Must apply by February 1 and must audition by March 18

A separate application is required

Arkansas Scholarships

Name Eligibility Amount Notes Application
Arkansas Governor's Scholarship Outstanding academic achievement and leadership $4,000 per year Arkansas residents only Complete the Arkansas Department of Higher Education's Universal Scholarship Application by February 1
Arkansas Governor's Distinguished Scholarship 32 ACT, 1410 SAT, 3.5 GPA, or National Merit finalist or National Achievement Scholar The scholarship amount is determined each February for new students enrolling during the following fall. Arkansas residents only Complete the Arkansas Department of Higher Education's Universal Scholarship Application by February 1
Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Academic achievement and test scores $2,000 freshman year  $3,000 sophomore year $4,000 junior year $5,000 senior year Arkansas residents only. Complete the Arkansas Department of Higher Education's Universal Scholarship Application by June 1
Minority Teachers Scholarships Minority students working toward teacher certification Up to $5,000 per year Arkansas residents who are African-American, Asian-American, Native American, and Hispanic college juniors and seniors with 2.5 GPA or higher Complete the Arkansas Department of Higher Education's Universal Scholarship Application by June 1

Hendrix College is a Collegiate Partner of Scholarship America and the Dollars for Scholars family of community scholarship foundations. Hendrix has agreed that Dollars for Scholars awards of up to $1,000 per student will not adversely affect scholarship funding provided by Hendrix.