Two high school seniors were surprised by Bethel University President Dr. Walter Butler who paid a visit to each of their schools to tell them they were the winners of the prestigious Hendrix Scholarship Competition.
Butler congratulated Madison Magnet Academic High School senior Dory Scott of Jackson, Tenn., who was the winner of a full tuition and room and board scholarship. Scott, who is the daughter of Bret and Dalee Scott, plans to major in English.
McKenzie High School senior Emma Renfro also got a surprise visit from Butler as he congratulated her for winning a full tuition scholarship. Renfro is the daughter of Zach and Jill Renfro, and she plans to major in education.
According to Butler, prospective traditional undergraduate students gathered on Bethel’s campus on Friday, Nov. 10 after having applied and been invited to compete. The Hendrix Scholarship offers full tuition and room and board to Bethel for four years to one winner and full tuition for four years to another.
“Dory and Emma were chosen among 28 outstanding students who participated in a two-day intensive competition that included both academic testing and rigorous interview rounds,” President Butler said. “The Hendrix participants are an exclusive group to be among, and these two young ladies merit these Hendrix Scholarship dollars.”
The Hendrix Scholarship program was established in 1988 by Mr. Willard R. Hendrix of Nashville, Tenn. The competition is now in its 29th year.
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