by Bethel University
The Hendrix Scholarship Competition at Bethel University recognizes outstanding academic performance and leadership in future students. The 2021 competition has been modified to keep all participants safe during COVID-19.
On February 27, students will participate in this one-day event that will consist of an essay, academic exam and an interview. Masks will be required, and students will be placed in small groups for each part of the competition.
The competition winner 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.
When is the deadline to apply?
The 2021 Hendrix Competition will be held on February 27, 2021. The deadline for application is February 19, 2021
How do I apply?
1) APPLY HERE by February 19, 2021.
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
ATTN: Office of Admissions
325 Cherry Avenue
McKenzie, TN 38201
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.
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.