The Hendrix STEM Scholars Program is more than just a scholarship - it brings Pell-Eligible students into a learning community to take part in undergraduate research and other pre-professional opportunities with fellow student scholars pursuing STEM fields.
With support from a National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) grant, Hendrix College will award scholarships, covering all out-of-pocket expenses for four years, to two cohorts of 10 STEM Scholars who enroll in fall 2018 and fall 2019.
STEM degrees available at Hendrix include biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science, biochemistry and molecular biology, neuroscience, and chemical physics
"This grant is an incredible opportunity for Hendrix to increase the number of underrepresented students who major in STEM fields and to ensure their success at Hendrix and after graduation."
William M. Tsutsui
While the STEM scholarship provides financial assistance, being part of the STEM Scholars program means so much more. STEM Scholars will progress through their academic career as part of a unique community that works towards fulfillment of the Hendrix degree requirements together. STEM Scholars have the opportunity to:
As part of the STEM Scholars program, you will have the exceptional experience of working closely with other like-minded students and faculty as part of a scientific community of learners preparing for a career in STEM.
The STEM Scholars program builds upon recent campus diversity initiatives and will help Hendrix reach, recruit, and support low-income, Pell Grant-eligible, and often first-generation students who are underrepresented in STEM fields. NSF's award of an S-STEM grant provides recognition of Hendrix's role in educating STEM majors for Arkansas and the region.
The percentage of Hendrix students who graduate with a major in one of the natural sciences is more than five times greater than all other Arkansas colleges and universities.
Hendrix ranks high nationally for percentage of graduates completing a doctoral program in the sciences:
8th nationally in chemistry
24th in physical science (physics, chemical physics, mathematics, and computer science)
Hendrix has the highest retention rates of any college in Arkansas and has a graduation rate that is 23 percent higher than the national average.
To apply, students should fill out the linked information form below. Evaluation the scholarship applications will start March 9th.
We will contact you directly about setting up an opportunity to visit campus and speak with you further about the selection process.
Thank you for your interest in the STEM scholarship. Evaluation of the submitted scholarships have begun and the application is closed.
Laura MacDonald '09Morris and Ann Henry Odyssey Assistant Professor of Biology
firstname.lastname@example.orgMatthew MoranBill and Connie Bowen Odyssey Professor of Biologymoran@hendrix.edu