Financial Aid and Scholarships

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.

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 Scholarship

Hendrix College Scholarship

Eligibility: Based on GPA, standardized test scores, leadership and extracurricular activities, recommendations
Amount: $20,000 and up
Application: All accepted students receive an award based on a holistic review of their application materials.

Scholarship for Semi-National Merit and Hispanic Finalists

Eligibility: Accepted applicants who are selected as Semi-National Merit or Hispanic Finalists 
Amount: $3,000 
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: $3,000 
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


Competitive Scholarships

Hays Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: 3.6 GPA, 32 ACT, 1430 SAT (Statement on Comparing ACT and SAT results)
Amount: Tuition, double occupancy residence hall room, unlimited board plan (without Burrow Bucks), and mandatory fees
Notes: 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: Application for admission serves as application for the scholarship weekend set to be held on February 15th and 16th. Students must submit an application for admission by November 15th to be considered.

President's Scholarship

Eligibility: 3.6 GPA, 32 ACT, 1430 SAT (Statement on Comparing ACT and SAT results)
Amount: Tuition; half the cost of a double occupancy residence hall room, unlimited board plan
Notes: The President's Scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years if the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Application: Application for admission serves as application for the scholarship weekend set to be held on February 15th and 16th. Students must submit an application for admission by November 15th to be considered.

Madison Murphy Leadership Scholarship

Eligibility: 3.6 GPA, 32 ACT, 1430 SAT (Statement on Comparing ACT and SAT results)
Amount: Tuition; half the cost of a double occupancy residence hall room, unlimited board plan
Notes: The Madison Murphy Leadership Scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years if the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Application: Application for admission serves as application for the scholarship weekend set to be held on February 15th and 16th. Students must submit an application for admission by November 15th to be considered.

Provost Scholarship

Eligibility: 3.6 GPA, 32 ACT, 1430 SAT (Statement on Comparing ACT and SAT results)
Amount: Tuition
Notes: The Provost Scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years if the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Application: Application for admission serves as application for the scholarship weekend set to be held on February 15th and 16th. Students must submit an application for admission by November 15th to be considered.

Dean's Scholarship

Eligibility: 3.6 GPA, 32 ACT, 1430 SAT (Statement on Comparing ACT and SAT results)
Amount: $3,000 per year in addition to your Hendrix College Scholarship
Notes: The Dean's Scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years if the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Application: Application for admission serves as application for the scholarship weekend set to be held on February 15th and 16th. Students must submit an application for admission by November 15th to be considered. 


Hendrix Co-Curricular Scholarships

Hendrix Impact Scholarship

(formerly known as the Leadership Scholarship)

Eligibility: Demonstrated record of leadership, activities, and honors
Amount: $1,500-$5,000 per year
Notes: Must apply by February 1
Application: Click here to learn more about the scholarship and begin the application.

United Methodist Youth Fellowship Leadership Scholarship

Eligibility: Leadership in United Methodist youth ministries
Amount: $1,500-$5,000 per year 
Notes: Must apply by February 1
Application: Click here to learn more about the scholarship and begin the application.

Miller Center Service Scholarship

Eligibility: Demonstrated record of service and volunteer work
Amount: $1,500-$5,000 per year 
Notes: Must apply by February 1 
Application: Click here to learn more about the scholarship and begin the application.

Performing and Fine Arts Scholarship

 Eligibility: Based on talent in music, theatre, dance and art; open to non-majors
Amount: $1,500-$5,000 per year
Notes: Must apply by February 1 and must audition by March 12     
Application: Click here to learn more about the scholarship and begin the application.

Arkansas Scholarships

Arkansas Governor's Distinguished Scholarship

Eligibility: 32 ACT, 1430 SAT (Statement on Comparing ACT and SAT results), 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: $1,000 freshman year $4,000 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

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.


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.