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Hendrix Adds Two New Aspire Scholarship Partners

MOU Signing - 20160503 - 13580673CONWAY, Ark. (May 3, 2016) — Hendrix College will offer new Hendrix Aspire Scholarships to cover the full cost of attendance for Federal Pell Grant-eligible students from Episcopal Collegiate School and Pulaski Academy in Little Rock.

The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income students to promote access to postsecondary education.

The new scholarships are part of the Hendrix Aspire Scholarship program, established in spring 2015. Hendrix Aspire Scholarship partners include the Arkansas Commitment program, KIPP Delta Public Schools, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock Catholic High School for Boys, and Mount St. Mary Academy.

Hendrix will cover the full cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, on-campus housing and meal plans, for up to four students from each program. The college will also provide academic support services to ensure the recipients graduate in four years.

Hendrix President Bill Tsutsui signed Memoranda of Understanding with Christopher R. Tompkins, Head of School for Episcopal Collegiate School, and Matthew J. Walsh, President and Head of School for Pulaski Academy, at a signing ceremony today in the Mills Library.

“We are thrilled to partner with Episcopal Collegiate School and Pulaski Academy and to offer Aspire Scholarships to make Hendrix an affordable college option for their students,” said Tsutsui. “Like Hendrix, these institutions challenge and inspire their students to develop their fullest potential. Their students are well-prepared for the rigor of the college classroom and will contribute significantly to campus life at Hendrix.”

About Episcopal Collegiate School

Episcopal Collegiate School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory school serving children in preschool through 12th grades. Episcopal Collegiate School is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and joy in learning in a nurturing community that prepares students to live principled and fulfilling lives of leadership and service to others. For more information, visit

About Pulaski Academy

Pulaski Academy is an independent, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for 2 1/2-year-olds through 12th grade students. Founded in 1971 and enrolling approximately 1370 students, our mission is to inspire students to explore, create, contribute, and achieve. Learn more about our core values and our vision to be the leader in innovation at

 About Hendrix College

Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas. Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884, Hendrix is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges and is nationally recognized in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings for academic quality, community, innovation, and value. For more information, visit