Hendrix Scholarship Competition

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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 prestigious award.

About the Competition

The competition, which will be held in March of 2019, 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 other institutional 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 1130 SAT score is a combination of Critical Reading and Math only.


When is the deadline to apply?

The 2019 Hendrix Competition will be held March 15 & 16, 2019. The deadline for applications will be March 8, 2019. Also, don't forget to forward transcripts, test scores and recommendations by this date.

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 on March 15th and 16th, 2019.