Hendrix Scholarship Competition
Save the Date: Feb. 24 and 25, 2023
The 2023 Hendrix Scholarship Competition is set for Feb. 24 and 25, 2023. Link to apply, qualifications and more info below.
What's the Hendrix Scholarship Competition?
The Hendrix Scholarship Competition is an annual, two-day event held during the spring semester in which qualifying students participate in an essay, an academic exam, and an interview.
How do I apply?
1) APPLY HERE
2) Request your official high school transcript which must be sent directly to Bethel
3) Send ACT/SAT scores to Bethel via mail, email or fax
ATTN: Office of Admissions
325 Cherry Avenue
McKenzie, TN 38201
What's at stake?
The winner of the competition will earn full tuition, room and board; the runner-up will earn full tuition. The winner and runner-up must maintain a 3.6 GPA to renew the scholarship each year. All others who compete will be considered for other Bethel academic scholarships.
Am I eligible for this scholarship?
In order to be considered for the Hendrix Competition, you must be a high school senior, have a minimum 3.25 GPA and a minimum of 23/1130* ACT/SAT score.
When is the deadline to apply?
February 16, 2023
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.
The winner of the competition earns full tuition, room and board; the runner-up earns full tuition. The winner and runner-up must maintain a 3.6 GPA to renew the scholarship each year. All others who compete will be considered for other Bethel academic scholarships.
Established in 1988, the Hendrix Scholarship Competition was the idea of late Nashville businessman Willard R. Hendrix, who dreamed of connecting qualified and dedicated faculty with outstanding and deserving students. As the grandson of former Bethel University President W.W. Hendrix, the younger Hendrix also wanted to pay tribute to his grandfather, an outstanding educator who reopened the school on a new McKenzie, TN campus after the Civil War. Worthy students have competed for and benefitted from the prestigious award ever since.
8:30 to 9:00 - Arrival, Vera Low Student Center Lobby
9:30 - Welcome, Activities Room
9:45 - Meet and Greet (Competitors and Staff)
10:00 - Campus Tour
11:30 - Academic Panel
12:00 - Break
12:30 - First Phase of the Competition
1:30 - Free Time
2:00 - Second Phase of the Competition
3:00 - Free Time
4:00 - Photos
5:15 - Banquet, Vera Low Student Center Board Room
6:30 to 9:00 - Special Event
8:00 - Breakfast
8:30 - Interviews
8:45 to closing - Financial Aid Individual Sessions
11:30 to 1:00 - Lunch
The winner of the competition will be announced mid-week after the competition.