Hendrix Scholarship Competition

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About the Hendrix Scholarship Competition
Established in 1988, the Hendrix Scholarship Competition was the brain-child 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.

The competition is a two-day event on March 15 & 16, 2019 in which students’ academic abilities will be tested with a written exam, an academic exam, and an interview. Lodging and meals will be provided on the Bethel campus. Additional activities include a meet-and-greet with current Honors students, interaction with faculty, a campus tour, activities and a banquet celebrating the participants and winners. 

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.
*1050 SAT is the minimum if taken prior to March 2016

When is the deadline to apply?

The 2019 Hendrix Competition will be held March 15 & 16, 2019. The deadline for application is March 8, 2019.

How do I apply?
1) Click on the application above and complete by March 8, 2019
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

Bethel University
ATTN: Office of Admissions
325 Cherry Avenue
McKenzie, TN 38201

Email: Admissions@BethelU.edu
Fax: (731)352-4241

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.