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Bethel Announces 2023 Hendrix Winners

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Bethel University has announced the winners of the 2023 Hendrix Scholarship Competition

by Bethel University

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Trevor Martin Scott, a senior at South Gibson High School, is the 2023 winner of the Hendrix Scholarship at Bethel University. The runner-up is Raanan Sellers, a senior at Obion County High School.

Hendrix Winner Trevor Scott with his parents
Hendrix Runner-Up Raanan Sellers with her parents

The scholarship, which is the top academic scholarship awarded by the University annually, provides the winner with a four-year full scholarship covering tuition, fees, room and board at Bethel. The runner-up receives a four-year scholarship covering tuition and fees.

“We are thrilled to have these two wonderful students who plan to attend Bethel in the fall,” said Bethel University President Dr. Walter Butler. “I have met both of these students, and there is not a doubt in my mind that they will do great things, not only at Bethel University, but throughout their lives.”

The Hendrix Scholarship recipients are selected through a competition. Competitors must be high school seniors with a minimum 3.25 grade point average and at least a 23 ACT score or 1130 SAT score to qualify. During the two-day on-campus contest, each student participates in an essay contest, an academic exam, and an interview.

“This year we had fifteen excellent candidates who competed for the scholarship,” said Tina Hodges, Director of Recruitment and Admissions for Bethel’s College of Arts and Sciences. “The competition was tough, and all of the students who participated will qualify for academic scholarships at Bethel next year.”

Scott intends to major in nursing at Bethel. While in high school he was involved in HOSA, achieved the Gold Medal of Achievement in Royal Rangers, earned the position of Territorial Scout in the Rivermen Territory of the Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship, played the saxophone in the band, and was active in school theatre. Scott started a weekly Bible Club in his school and served as a member of the youth praise team at his church. He works as a shift manager at Green Frog Coffee Company in Jackson, Tn. He is the son of Terry and Wendy Scott.

Sellers intends to major in biology (pre-med) at Bethel and also to participate in Renaissance Theatre. She is the daughter of Brian and Sabrina Lippard.

The Hendrix Scholarship was established in 1988 by William R. Hendrix, a Nashville businessman and grandson of a former Bethel University president, as a means of connecting qualified and dedicated faculty with outstanding, deserving students. For more information about the Hendrix Scholarship or Bethel University, contact the office of admissions at or 731-352-4000.