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Hendrix Scholarship Competition


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IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: Due to rising COVID-19 cases in the area, the 2022 Hendrix competition will be changed to a one-day event and will take place on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. For questions, please contact CAS Admissions Director Tina Hodges by email or call 731-352-4032.

The 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. 

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.

Hendrix Competition Application

Apply to Compete

The Fine Print

Am I eligible?
In order to be considered for the Hendrix Competition, competitors 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?
The deadline for application is February 14, 2022. The 2022 Hendrix Competition will be held on Feb. 26, 2022.

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.

Hendrix History

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.