Office of International Programs

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financing your study abroad experience.

Students at Hendrix College can use their federal and/or state financial aid for study abroad programs. Also, in some cases students may use Hendrix scholarships to fund their experience abroad. See the chart below to understand how financial aid and scholarships correspond to each program. As always, it's best to confirm your financial aid package with the Office of Financial Aid.

FINANCIAL AID
PROGRAM Federal and/or
State Aid
Hendrix
Scholarships
Program Specific
Scholarships
Accademia dell'Arte (Italy)   X
 Hendrix-in-Costa Rica                        X*
Hendrix-in-Graz (Austria)  
Hendrix-in-London: Roehampton (UK) X
 
Hendrix-in-Madrid (Spain)
      X* 
Hendrix-in-Nishinomiya (Japan) X X

   

Oxford Honours Programme (UK)

X
 X
Oxford Programme for
Undergraduate Studies (UK)
   X
 Hendrix-in-Shanghai (China)                       X*
 Hendrix-in-Tokyo (Japan)                 X               X 
 Hendrix-in-Tours (France)                       X*
 Hendrix-in-Washington (US)                 X                       X**
 Hendrix-in-Zhuhai (China)                 X               X 
ISEP-Exchange X  X 
ISEP-Direct X
 
Independent/External Program
(with consortial agreement)
X    
Independent/External Program
(without consortial agreement)

   

*Significant scholarships are offered to all participants through the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation.
**Scholarships for AR residents and students from diverse backgrounds available through The Washington Center. 

How grades are recorded

  • The only programs in which your grades ARE factored into your GPA are Accademia dell'Arte and Costa Rica. Grades are NOT factored into your GPA for all other study abroad programs.
  • For Independent/External Programs, grades do NOT appear on your transcript.
  • Please note that students CANNOT receive college credit for pass/fail classes taken abroad.
  • If you wish to recieve credit towards your major, minor, or any learning domain you must get the "request for approval of transfer credit" sheet from the Registrar's Office and have your advisor and deparment chair to approve the courses. Otherwise, all courses will be counted as general credits towards graduation. This should be done before you leave to study abroad.

Internal Scholarships

  1. Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Study Abroad Scholarships for Language and Literature - Supports students whose course load abroad consists of at least 50% language and literature study. Applications will be emailed to those students qualified and approved for study abroad, and are due in early March. Scholarships are not applicable to summer sessions, only regular semester-long or year-long study.
  2. Oxford Program for Undergraduate Studies (OPUS) Scholarships - Instructions and applications will be sent out to all students approved for OPUS at the start of the spring semester. Deadline in early March. 
  3. Oxford Honours Programme Scholarships - Substantial scholarships for the two students accepted into the Oxford Honors Program (academic year at St. Peter's College). If additional scholarship application materials are required, the Office of International Programs will notify the two approved students.
  4. Accademia dell'Arte Scholarship - Aids students participating in summer or semester programs in Arezzo, Italy, in the humanities, including theater, dance, and music. Applications will be emailed to those students qualified and approved for study abroad, and are due in early March. 
  5. Hendrix-in-Costa Rica, Hendrix-in-Madrid,  Hendrix-in-Tours, Hendrix-in-Shanghai Scholarships - The Hendrix-Murphy Foundation supports all students; no scholarship application required. 

Nationwide Scholarships

Please notify the Hendrix contacts listed below if you are interested in pursuing these national scholarships.

  1. Boren Awards for International Study - For students who study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to the U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Typically, Boren Scholars study less commonly taught languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. Requires governmental services upon graduation. For more info, www. borenawards.org. Hendrix contact: Dr. Peter Gess, gess@hendrix.edu.
  2. Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship - Only for Pell Grant eligible students studying abroad for a semester, full academic year, or summer. Summer scholarships are limited. See website for more details, https://www.iie.org/gilman. Hendrix contact: Rebekah Nelson, nelsonr@hendrix.edu.
  3. The Critical Language Scholarship Program - CLS offers fully-funded summer language institutes for U.S. university students and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The Program expands dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages (including Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian). See website for more details, www.clscholarship.org. Hendrix contact: Dr. Wenjia Liu, liuw@hendrix.edu.
  4. Thomas J. Watson Fellowship - One year of independent study and travel abroad which enables students to explore a particular interest, test their aspriations and abilities, view their lives and American society in greater perspective, and develop a more informed sense of international concern.  Hendrix is one of only 50 liberal arts colleges in the United states eligible to nominate candidates for the Watson Fellowship. Visit https://watson.foundation/fellowships/tj for more information. Hendrix contact: Dr. Britt Anne Murphy, johnsen@hendrix.edu.

Program/Country Specific Scholarships

  1. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – For students studying abroad in Germany. See website for more details:   www.daad.org/en/
  2. International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) - Lists an impressive collection of external scholarship opportunities. See website for more details: www.isepstudyabroad.org/planning/finances/study-abroad-scholarships.

    a. Annette Kade Scholarship – for students studying abroad through ISEP in Austria, France, Germany, Reunion Island, or Switzerland.

    b. ISEP Community Scholarship – for students who demonstrate need and are studying abroad through ISEP. Students who are statistically underrepresented in study abroad are encouraged to apply.

    c. ISEP Founders Fellowship – for students with demonstrated financial need from an ISEP member institution. Students must submit a creative project and personal statement related to language learning in the host culture.

  3. British Council – For students interested in studying abroad in the United Kingdom. Website lists various scholarship opportunities: study-uk.britishcouncil.org/scholarships.
  4. Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) – Study in East or Southeast Asia, demonstrate need: www.iie.org/en/programs/freeman-asia.

  5. British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) – For US students studying at a designated list of British Universities: www.butex.ac.uk/scholarships/.

  6. Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japanwww.aatj.org/studyabroad/japan-bridging-scholarships.  

    Additional scholarship links

  1. www.fundforeducationabroad.org
  2. www.phikappaphi.org/grants-awards/study-abroad 
  3. www.iiepassport.org/
  4. www.gooverseas.com/scholarships
  5. www.goabroad.com/scholarships-abroad
  6. www.studyabroad.com/study-abroad-scholarships
  7.  www.diversityabroad.com/scholarships
  8. www.internationalscholarships.com
  9. www.asherfergusson.com/scholarships
  10. www.tortugabackpacks.com/pages/study-abroad-scholarship