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Scholarships

Lowering your cost

You've worked hard. You're a great student. You've demonstrated leadership and service. You've excelled in fine arts performances. Now it's time for your hard work to pay off. Whether need-based or achievement-based, combined sources of financial aid cover 66% of Hendrix's cost on average.

Scholarships can work for you to help lower the cost of your Hendrix education. Here are available scholarships, including some of the details. Scholarship questions? Contact your Hendrix admission counselor for answers.

Hendrix Achievement-Based Scholarships

Academic Scholarship

Eligibility: Based on GPA, standardized test scores, leadership and extracurricular activities, recommendations
Amount: $15,000 up to full tuition
Notes: All accepted students automatically considered
Application: The application for admission serves as the application for this scholarship

Hays Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: 3.6 GPA, 32 ACT, 1410 SAT
Amount: Tuition, double occupancy residence hall room, unlimited board plan (without Burrow Bucks), and mandatory fees
Notes: 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
Application: A separate application is required Click here to begin the application.

Hendrix Scholarship for Arkansas Governor's Distinguished Scholars (GDS)

Eligibility: Accepted freshmen applicants who receive the $10,000 Arkansas GDS
Amount: The scholarship amount and number of scholarships are determined each February for new students enrolling during the following fall.
Notes: 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
Application: 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

Eligibility: Accepted applicants who are selected as National Merit, Achievement, or Hispanic Finalists
Amount: $1,000
Notes: Finalists must name Hendrix as their first college choice
Application: 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

Eligibility: Accepted applicants who are IB Diploma candidates
Amount: $1,000
Notes: IB Diploma candidacy must be confirmed by student's high school if not listed on the transcript
Application: The scholarship is automatic upon IB Diploma candidacy confirmation if the student is accepted

Robert & Ruby Priddy Scholarship

Eligibility: Middle-income families
Amount: Varies
Notes: All accepted students automatically considered
Application: FAFSA must be completed

Hendrix Odyssey Scholarship

Odyssey Honors and Distinction Award

Eligibility: Based on outside class achievements
Amount: $1,000 - $5,000 per year
Notes: All accepted students automatically considered
Application: The application for admission serves as the application for this scholarship

Hendrix Leadership and Service Scholarships

Hendrix College Leadership Scholarship

Details
Eligibility: Demonstrated record of leadership, activities, and honors
Amount: $2,000 per year
Notes: Must apply by February 1
Application: A separate application is required. Click here to begin the application.

United Methodist Youth Fellowship Leadership Scholarship

Details
Eligibility: Leadership in United Methodist youth ministries
Amount: $2,000 per year
Notes: Must apply by February 1
Application: A separate application is required Click here to begin the application.

Miller Center Service Scholarship

Details
Eligibility: Participation in volunteer service
Amount: $2,000 per year
Notes: Must apply by February 1
Application: A separate application is required. Click here to begin the application.

Hendrix Performing and Fine Arts Scholarship

Performing and Fine Arts Scholarship

Details
Eligibility: Based on talent in music, theatre, and art; open to non-majors
Amount: $2,000 per year
Notes: Must apply by February 1 and must audition by March 14     
Application: A separate application is required. Click here to begin the application.

Arkansas Scholarships

Arkansas Governor's Distinguished Scholarship

Eligibility: 32 ACT, 1410 SAT, 3.5 GPA, or National Merit finalist or National Achievement Scholar
Amount: The scholarship amount is determined each February for new students enrolling during the following fall.
Notes: Arkansas residents only
Application: Complete the Arkansas Department of Higher Education's Universal Scholarship Application by February 1

Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship

Eligibility: Academic achievement and test scores
Amount: $2,000 freshman year $3,000 sophomore year $4,000 junior year $5,000 senior year
Notes: Arkansas residents only.
Application: Complete the Arkansas Department of Higher Education's Universal Scholarship Application by June 1

Minority Teachers Scholarships

Eligibility: Minority students working toward teacher certification
Amount: Up to $5,000 per year
Notes: Arkansas residents who are African-American, Asian-American, Native American, and Hispanic college juniors and seniors with 2.5 GPA or higher
Application: 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.