Hendrix College does not award need-based financial assistance to non-citizen international students, but the College does offer a limited number of scholarships (see the list below). The average scholarship awarded to an international applicant for the current academic year is $14,000, and the total institutional costs for the 2011-2012 academic year is $43,944. Therefore, an international applicant should be prepared to pay at least $30,000 for one year at Hendrix. He or she will need to provide for certain personal expenses as well.
Other than the extremely competitive Hays Memorial Scholarship, the College offers no “full-ride” scholarships.
- International Student Scholarship (one only): covers tuition costs for an international student. The recipient must provide for other expenses such as room, board, transportation, and personal expenses. No additional forms are required. Criteria include academic record and potential, performance on standardized test scores such as SAT and TOEFL, leadership, extracurricular activities, and special talent. Competition for the International Student Scholarship is very keen, and as a practical consideration, a highly qualified applicant who has the financial resources to cover the other expenses is more likely to be awarded the scholarship.
- Academic Scholarships (unlimited number): range in value from $5,000 to $17,000. No additional forms are necessary. Criteria include academic record and potential, performance on standardized test scores such as SAT and TOEFL, leadership, extracurricular activities, and special talent.
- Hays Memorial Scholarships (tuition, room, and board; four each) and Provost Scholarships (tuition only; four each): To be considered, a candidate must score a 32 composite on the ACT or a 1410 on the SAT (combining the Critical Reasoning and Mathematics sections only). Competition for the Hays and Provosts Scholarships also includes an interview. A telephone interview may suffice if an on-campus interview would create a hardship. Hays Memorial Scholarship forms, which are also used for a Provost Scholarship consideration, will be mailed from the Office of Admission to qualified applicants.
- Odyssey Distinction Awards (unlimited number): range from $1,000 to $6,000. No additional forms are required. Odyssey Awards recognize students’ special talents and involvement in non-classroom activities in the following areas: artistic creativity, global awareness, professional and leadership development, service to the world, and research.
- Leadership, Service and Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships: $2,000. For more information and scholarship forms, click here.
It is common for an international candidate to receive both an Academic Scholarship and an Odyssey Distinction Award. In almost all cases, the total may not exceed $16,000. The recipient of the International Student Scholarship, a Hays Memorial Scholarship, or a Provost Scholarship will not receive any additional scholarship funding.
International students are eligible, through the Hendrix College work study program, to work on campus. The positions are based on availability. In figuring money earned through work study into a student’s available financial resources, please keep in mind that Hendrix College provides a substantial amount of support to international students. Adjusting to life in the United States and on campus also factor into determining how many hours a student feels comfortable working.
The rigors of the academics at Hendrix College, among other factors, influence the number of hours a student is able to work; hence, students tend to earn different amounts of money during their time at Hendrix College.
International students work in different departments on campus where the diversity of experiences and energy they bring are greatly appreciated and celebrated. Members of faculty’s offices, the cafeteria (especially the Burrow), and the science labs are some of the most popular places to work.