• 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 in the areas of leadership and service. All scholarships listed below can be applied for with this application. Deadline for submission is February 1st.

    Hendrix College Impact Scholarship

    The Hendrix College Impact Scholarship is awarded to students that have a desire to work toward social justice-related issues such as gender equality, poverty, diversity & inclusion, LGBTQ equality, and many other public policy, advocacy, and awareness issues. The scholarship program will be designed to cultivate active leaders for social change through self-examination, professional development, and community and campus involvement. Applicants must have a demonstrated passion in pursuing these efforts through previous involvement in community or school-related organizations or projects designed to further such causes. Participation in the Impact Scholars program 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:

    • Submission of Hendrix’s online scholarship application by February 1st which includes:
      • Résumé detailing involvement/activism in social justice related causes
      • Essay detailing the reason behind your commitment to social justice and how you plan to continue your passions in your college career either on campus or in the community at large
    • Letter of recommendation from a mentor or individual that has observed you in your social justice experiences
    Start the application here. Due February 1st.


    UMYF Leadership Scholarship

    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:

    • Submission of Hendrix’s online scholarship application by February 1st which includes:
      • Resume detailing UMYF leadership involvement
      • Essay centered on the role faith has played in your life
    • Letter of recommendation from a United Methodist clergy, UM professional minister, or layperson from your local UM church

    Start the application here. Due February 1st.


    Miller Center Service Scholarship

    The Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics, and Calling encourages students to see their years in college as a time for extended and deep reflection about how they hope to find meaning and purpose 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 be.In this light, Service Scholars commit to completing a prescribed number of volunteer hours each semester of their Hendrix career and taking part in a program that helps Scholars reflect on how that service informs their life’s purpose. The scholarship is renewable for up to three years. 

    The Miller Center Service Scholars program seeks individuals who have worked effectively and enthusiastically with volunteer projects during their junior and senior years in high school, who will commit to volunteering regularly while in college and who demonstrate a resolve to make leadership through service a part of their future.

    Application requirements:

    • Submission of Hendrix’s online scholarship application by February 1st which includes:
      • A service resume that lists and describes past involvement in service organizations and volunteer service projects, highlighting activities that exceeded graduation requirements or club expectations
      • An essay that addresses (a) the most significant service you have engaged in during high school; (b) the extent to which your service to others has required leadership and self-initiative; (c) what you have learned about yourself and about life from your volunteer experiences thus far; and (d) your reasons for wanting to continue volunteering during college
    • A letter of recommendation from someone familiar with your service activities
    Start the application here. Due February 1st.


    Art Scholarship

    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.

    Application requirements:

    Start the application here. Due February 1st.


    Music Scholarship

    In addition to completing the online scholarship application, interested students must audition* with an appropriate member of the faculty by March 11. 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. 

    Application requirements: 

    • Submission of Hendrix’s online scholarship application by February 1st
    • Audition, to be completed by March 16th
    • Contact information from a Director of Ensemble Instructor
    Start the application here. Due February 1st.
    Schedule your audition by signing up for a Hendrix Experience Day. You can do so here. Must be done by March 16th.

    Theatre Arts and Dance Scholarship

    In addition to completing the online scholarship application, interested students must audition* with an appropriate member of the faculty by March 12. 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. 

    Application Requirements: 

    • Submission of Hendrix’s online extracurricular scholarship application by February 1st
    • Audition, to be completed by March 16th
    • Letter of recommendation
    Start the application here. Due February 1st.
    Schedule your audition by signing up for a Hendrix Experience Day. You can do so here. Must be done by March 16th.