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Hendrix Receives $10,000 Grant from Arvest Foundation

Arvest Foundation grant to support Hendrix Aspire Scholars Program

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CONWAY, Ark. (August 2, 2023) — Hendrix College has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Arvest Foundation to support the College’s Aspire Scholars Program.

The presentation was made today in the Mary Ann and David Dawkins Welcome Center by Arvest Bank Community President for Conway Brooks Davis.

 “The Arvest Foundation is excited to make an investment in Hendrix College, which is a highly esteemed and dynamic institution in our community,” said Davis.

Since its inception in 2015, the Hendrix Aspire Scholarship Program has promoted economic diversity among the student body by identifying talented Arkansas students who will succeed in the classroom. In addition to generous financial assistance, students receive mentoring and other support from the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. Since 2015, Hendrix has awarded Aspire Scholarships to nearly 100 students.

This is the second year of the Arvest Foundation’s support of the Aspire Scholars program.

“On behalf of our students who will benefit directly from this grant, we are deeply grateful to the Arvest Foundation for its generous support,” said Hendrix College President Dr. Karen K. Petersen. “Not only does this grant reflect the foundation’s philanthropic mission and community values, but it also helps provide critical financial assistance to deserving students and continues our commitment to ensuring a Hendrix education is accessible and affordable to all.”

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit

About the Arvest Foundation

The Arvest Foundation seeks to provide funding to grantees who are actively working to create positive change for others. Major areas of focus include K-12 education, economic development, and enhancing the quality of life throughout the Arvest footprint. Learn more at

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