Hendrix College does not award need-based financial assistance to non-citizen international students, Simply, by submitting an application for admission, international applicants are considered for a number of scholarships (see the list below). The average scholarship awarded to an international applicant for the current academic year was approximately $22,000. The comprehensive free the 2016-2017 academic year is $54,020. Therefore, an international applicant should be prepared to pay at least $30,114 for one year at Hendrix. He or she will need to provide for certain personal expenses as well.
Scholarships available to international applicants:
- The Hendrix Academic Scholarship is our premier scholarship program. These awards range in value from $7,000 per year up to $20,000 per year. Awards are based on each student's academic record and standardized test scores. Academic scholarships are awarded based on GPA and standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IETLS are accepted. Note, only one standardized test score is required).
- The Hendrix Odyssey Distinction Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year. The Odyssey Award recognizes students for taking steps to engage in active learning while in high school and for a student’s potential to enhance the Hendrix College community. The Odyssey scholarship is awarded based on student involvement in organizations and activities outside the traditional classroom.
- Hays Memorial Scholarship seeks students with outstanding potential for intellectual vitality and academic success, whose records of achievement – both in and out of the classroom – predict leadership and initiative to enhance life at Hendrix and in the world beyond. The Hays Scholarship, awarded to four entering students each year, provides full tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees for four years of study at Hendrix. Hays Scholars are also eligible to apply for special grants to support summer research and travel during their college years. Students who wish to compete for the Hays Scholarship must:- be a senior in high school; - achieve at least a 3.6 GPA in high school college preparatory classes; and - score a minimum ACT "super score" composite of 32 or a minimum SAT Critical Reading and Math combined "super score" of 1410. A TOEFL score does not grant eligibility to
compete for the Hays Scholarship. Additionally, students need to have completed an application for admission to Hendrix via the Common Application before applying for the Hays Scholarship. (Information about applying to Hendrix is available at www.hendrix.edu/Apply.) To qualify, the application for admission should have been submitted by November 15. For instructions on how to apply for the Hays Scholarship, visit www.hendrix.edu/hays.
- Leadership, Service and Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships are valued at $2,000. For more information, click here.
Hendrix College does guarantee award need-based financial assistance to non-US citizen international students.
International students are eligible, through the Hendrix College work study program, to work on campus for up to $2000 per year if they work their maximum amount of hours under the federal minimum wage. To reach the maximum allocation, one would need to work about 6 hours per week. Work study jobs are typically acquired at the beginning of each semester. 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.
Need-Based Financial Aid
Hendrix College does offer small amounts of need-based financial assistance to non-citizen international students. International applicants must submit the International Student Financial Aid Application to complete their application to Hendrix and to be considered for need-based financial aid. The amount of need-based aid awarded, if any, is decided after the admission decision and financial aid letters are emailed in mid to
late March. After this point, you may inquire about need-based aid. Need-based financial aid is awarded based on family need and demonstrated interest in Hendrix College, as well as other factors.