Extracurricular Scholarships


Hendrix College encourages students to seek knowledge and growth outside the classroom through a variety of extracurricular, co-curricular, leadership, and service programs. The following scholarship opportunities award students for their talents and achievements while in high school.

Each Hendrix extracurricular scholarship awards $2,000 per year for up to four years of full-time enrollment, contingent on the student maintaining a 2.0 GPA and fulfilling the requirements of the individual scholarship program. Students are encouraged to apply for all performing and fine arts, leadership, and service scholarships for which they are eligible. However, only one scholarship from among all such categories may be awarded to each student. Extracurricular scholarships may be awarded in addition to other scholarships and awards, including the Odyssey Honors and Distinction Awards.

TO APPLY: Complete the online scholarship application for the extracurricular scholarships for which you wish to be considered by February 1.  Supporting documents, as noted below and on the scholarship application, must also be submitted by February 1. Documents sent directly to the Office of Admission should clearly indicate the scholarship for which they are being submitted.

Auditions, if required, must be completed by March 18. To schedule your audition, contact Jenn McKenzie, Campus Visit Coordinator, at mckenziej@hendrix.edu or 800-277-9017. While live auditions are preferred, recorded auditions are accepted in cases where students live at some distance and do not plan to visit campus before March 18.


United Methodist Youth Fellowship Leadership Scholarship
 

$2,000 per year

United Methodist Youth Fellowship Leadership Scholars have provided significant leadership in local church, district, and conference youth ministries of the United Methodist Church and demonstrate outstanding potential for Christian leadership on the Hendrix campus. Each applicant must be a member of a United Methodist church and provide notable leadership roles within the church and youth group. Those involved in leadership at the district, conference, jurisdictional, and national levels are strongly encouraged to apply.

Students who qualify for the scholarship, but whose financial needs are met by other scholarships or sources, are still encouraged to apply for the scholarship program. Students who do not receive funds can still participate in the program.

Renewal of the scholarship for up to three additional years is dependent on the successful completion of a set program that includes participation in retreats, monthly group meetings, and individual projects. The program expectations will be outlined in the letter awarding the scholarship.

Application Requirements:

The online scholarship application, including:

1. A résumé that lists and describes past leadership involvement in the United Methodist Church; and

2. An essay in which you address the following:

  • a personal faith statement;
  • what you have learned about yourself and others from your leadership experiences;
  • goals to be achieved as a UMYF Leadership Scholar at Hendrix; and
  • specific leadership skills and behaviors that you would like to develop while a student at Hendrix

Letters of recommendation, sent directly to the Hendrix Office of Admission, from:

1. An ordained United Methodist minister or a full-time professional youth minister from your local church; and

2. A layperson from your local church


Miller Center Service Scholarship

$2,000 per year

The Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics, and Calling encourages students to see their years in college as a period of discernment, a time for extended and deep reflection about who they are called to be in life. The Miller Center Service Scholarship program recognizes that it is often by serving those in need that we discover what our life's work should most truly be about. Miller Center Service Scholars are individuals who have worked effectively and enthusiastically in the past with volunteer service projects, who have a commitment to volunteering regularly while in college, and who demonstrate a resolve to make leadership through volunteer service a part of their future.

Renewal of the scholarship for up to three additional years is dependent on the successful completion of a set program that includes completing a certain number of volunteer service hours per semester and attending other outside class meetings. The program expectations will be outlined in the letter awarding the scholarship.

Application Requirements:

The online scholarship application, including:

1.  A résumé that lists and describes past involvement in organizations and volunteer service projects, highlighting where appropriate activities that exceeded graduation requirements or club organizations; and

2.  An essay in which you address the following:

  • the extent to which your service to others has required leadership and self-initiative;
  • what you have learned about yourself and about life from your volunteer experiences thus far; and
  • your reasons for wanting to continue volunteering during college

Two letters of recommendation, sent directly to the Hendrix Office of Admission, from ones familiar with your service activities and your value commitments.


Hendrix College Leadership Scholarship 
  

$2,000 per year

The Leadership Scholars program challenges students' perspectives on leadership by exploring its many forms and facets. Based on three guiding principles of living, learning and leading, the program attempts to achieve the following core competencies: self-awareness; self-confidence; ability to take a broad, systemic view; ability to work effectively in social systems; ability to think creatively; and ability to learn from experience. To be considered, you must have been involved in high school and community organizations and have demonstrated leadership ability and potential. Participation as a Leadership Scholar may also be applied toward an Odyssey credit (Professional and Leadership Development).

Renewal of the scholarship for up to three additional years is dependent on the successful completion of a set program.

Application Requirements:

The online scholarship application, including:

1. A résumé listing and describing past and current leadership involvement; and

2. An essay in which you address the following:

  • a personal leadership statement;
  • what you have learned about yourself and others from your leadership experiences;
  • specific leadership skills and behaviors that you would like to develop while a student at Hendrix; and
  • goals to be achieved while using your leadership talent as a Hendrix student

Letters of recommendation, sent directly to the Hendrix Office of Admission, from:

1. A director or supervisor of a community program in which you have demonstrated leadership ability; and

2. A high school teacher, principal, or superintendent who has firsthand knowledge of your leadership skills


Performing and Fine Arts Scholarship

$2,000 per year

Performing and Fine Arts Scholarships are awarded in theatre arts and dance, music, and art. Recipients of these scholarships must participate in the appropriate program, though an intended major or minor in the area is not required.

Theatre Arts and Dance

In addition to completing the online scholarship application, interested students must audition* with an appropriate member of the faculty by March 17. Performance and non-performance applicants are encouraged to apply. A letter of recommendation from a teacher, though not necessarily from theatre/drama, who can comment on creative ability, cooperation, and willingness to work with others must also be sent directly to the Hendrix Office of Admission or Department of Theatre Arts and Dance.

*Click here for information regarding audition requirements.

Music

In addition to completing the online scholarship application, interested students must audition* with an appropriate member of the faculty by March 17. At their audition, applicants must also provide contact information for a director or ensemble teacher who can comment on musical talent, performing ability, cooperation, and willingness and ability to work with others.

*Click here for information regarding audition requirements.

Art

When completing the online scholarship application, interested students must submit the URL to a set of images on Flickr that contains 10-20 images of their artwork. Descriptions should include the name, title, medium, dimensions, and date of the piece being presented. Information about setting up a Flickr account is available on the online scholarship application, or visit www.flickr.com.