Matthew Gainey is 2014 Hendrix Winner



Matthew Gainey of Seymour, Tenn., is Bethel University’s 2014 Hendrix Scholarship winner. Gainey was chosen based on competition examination scores and an interview process.

    As the winner of the prestigious Hendrix Scholarship, Gainey will earn full tuition, room and board at Bethel. Gainey attends Seymour High School, and he attends Seymour Heights Christian Church. Gainey, who plans to major in theatre and participate in the Bethel University Renaissance Performing Arts program, is the son of Wes and Rose Gainey.

     Tyler Vernon of Bartlett, Tenn., is the runner-up in the competition and will earn full tuition. Vernon attends Tipton-Rosemark Academy and attends Ellendale United Methodist Church. The son of Justin and Lesa Vernon, he plans to double major in history with a pre-law interest and in theatre. Vernon also has interest in Bethel’s Renaissance and Honors programs.

     Gainey and Vernon can both renew their scholarships each year as long as they maintain a 3.6 grade point average (GPA).

     The Bethel University Hendrix Scholarship celebrates its 26th year in 2014. It was established by Willard R. Hendrix, 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.