Hendrix Scholarship

About the Hendrix Scholarship

The Hendrix Scholarship Competition is a premier program established in 1988 by Mr. Willard R. Hendrix of Nashville, Tennessee. Hendrix was a successful Nashville civic leader and businessman who had a great desire to bring qualified and dedicated faculty into contact with outstanding and deserving students. The establishment of the Hendrix Endowment Trust and the Hendrix Scholarship Competition are the fulfillment of one of Mr. Hendrix’s dreams. As the grandson of Bethel University President W.W. Hendrix, the younger Hendrix wanted to pay tribute to his grandfather, who had earned the reputation of outstanding educator. It was President Hendrix who reopened Bethel University on a new McKenzie, Tennessee campus after the Civil War. Willard Hendrix established the trust just two months before his death in August 1988. Since that time, students have been competing for the prestigous award.
 

About the Competition

The competition, which occurs in February of each year, is a two-day event where students are tested in academic ability. The winner of the competition will earn full tuition, room and board. A runner-up will earn full tuition. All others who compete will be considered for Bethel’s remaining institutional grants. Click here for information on other institution-sponsored scholarships and grants.

 

Am I eligible for this scholarship?

In order to be considered for the Hendrix Competition, you must be a high school senior with at least a 3.25 GPA and a 23/*1050 or above ACT/SAT score. The winner and runner up must maintain a 3.6 GPA to renew the scholarship each year.

*The 1050 SAT score is a combination of Critical Reading and Math only.

 

How do I enter the competition?

In order to be considered for the Hendrix Competition, the following is required:
1.      Apply for admission
2.      Apply for competition
3.      Submit official 7th semester transcript
4.      Submit official ACT or SAT scores.

*Letters of recommendation may be requested.

 

When is the deadline to apply?

Hendrix applications will not be processed until the 2014 fall semester begins. The competition will be held Friday and Saturday, February 20 and 21, 2015.The deadline for applications will be February 13, 2015.  Also, don’t forget to forward transcripts, test scores and recommendations by this date as well.

 

When will I know if I've been accepted to the competition?

You will be notified once you submit all necessary documentation and are accepted for admission.

 

When is the Hendrix Scholarship Competition? 

The Hendrix Scholarship Competition will be held February 20 and 21, 2015.

 

Hendrix Winner and Runner-Up 2014

 Winner -- Matthew Gainey

 

Matthew is from Seymour, TN and the son of  Wes and Rose Gainey. He is from Seymour High School. He will major in Theatre and participate in the Renaissance Progrm. Matthew attends Seymour Heights Christian Church

 

Runner-Up -- Sara Joan "Sally" Edwards

 

Sally is from Lawrenceburg, TN and the daughter of Jonathan and Cindy Edwards. She is from Lawrence County High School. She will major in Business Administration with Emphasis in Management. Sally attends First Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg.