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2022 Hendrix Scholars Announced

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Bethel announced Thursday the winners of the 2022 Hendrix Scholarship Competition Awards

by Bethel University

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Bethel University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions announced Thursday the winners of the 2022 Hendrix Scholarship Competition.

Collierville High School (CHS) senior Grace Brown was the overall winner and will receive full tuition, room and board to Bethel. The package is valued at more than $100,000.

“I feel incredibly honored and blessed to be chosen for this scholarship. All the people I have met at Bethel have been so kind to me. I am beyond excited to become part of the Bethel community. No words can suffice for how thankful and excited I am,” Brown said.

Brown is the daughter of Nicholas Brown and Christy Brown. Her extra-curricular interests are Renaissance Theatre and she plans to double major in Theatre and English with a minor in Professional Education.

For earning runner-up honors, Dresden High School (DHS) senior Jacey McClure will receive a full tuition reward valued at over $70,000.

“I cannot say thank you enough for letting me participate in the Hendrix Competition. I’m incredibly grateful to Bethel, who has given me the opportunity to pursue higher education for free,” McClure said.

McClure is the daughter of Mark McClure and DeDe Morris and the stepdaughter of Johnny Morris. McClure said she plans to major in Mathematics with a minor in Professional Education. She is a DHS cheerleader and active member of Palmersville Baptist Church.

The cohort of Hendrix Scholars totals 55 with addition of Brown and McClure.

“We are thrilled with the group of competitors this year and are happy to welcome Grace Brown and Jacey McClure to the Bethel family,” said College of Arts and Science Director of Admissions Tina Hodges.

Visit the Hendrix Scholarship page to learn more about the annual scholarship competition. Visit our scholarships page to learn about all our scholarship opportunities available to students and families.

Established in 1988, the Hendrix Scholarship Competition is named in honor of 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, Tennessee campus after the Civil War. Willard Hendrix established the trust just two months before his death in August 1988. Worthy students have competed for—and benefitted from—the prestigious award ever since.

Bethel University is a private, not-for-profit university affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church located in McKenzie, Tenn., offering both on-campus and online courses.