Hendrix College Hays Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Provided by : Hendrix College

Scholarship Amount

Various Amount

Application Deadline

February 01, 2017


Sponsored by Hendrix College, adm@hendrix.edu


The Hays Memorial Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship that covers tuition, room, board, and fees for four years. Accordingly, Hendrix must have your reply to participate no later than Friday, February 19.

The 2016 Hays Memorial Scholarship Competition will be held at Hendrix College onMarch 5 and 6. Registration will take place on Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. in The Burrow in the Student Life and Technology Center. We will host receptions for competitors and their families beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday evening. Students are invited to a reception in The Burrow while parents will have the opportunity to mingle during a parent reception in the Bertie Wilson Murphy Building.


Students who chose to participate in the Hays Scholarship Competition will make a presentation on a topic entirely of their choosing. Examples of potential topics:

Scientific research
(science fair projects, independent work you have participated in, etc.)
Leadership roles you have grown from
Analyze and respond to a scholarly article of your choosing, published in the past two years (The New Yorker, Collier’s Magazine, Harper’s Weekly, Journal of the American Chemistry Society, Journal of the American Medical Association, etc.)
Service initiatives which have had an impact on you
Artistic work (theater, visual arts, music, etc.)
Any other unique topic you care to discuss
On Saturday, a committee – comprised of two Hendrix faculty members and a current student – will interview each candidate. Tips from past Hays competitors are availablehere.

Please check out the following following forms.

Hays Response Form (due by Friday, February 19)
Hays Competition Guidelines  

To learn about how to apply for the Hays Memorial Scholarship, click here. For questions concerning the Hays Memorial Scholarship Competition, please contact the Office of Admission at (501) 450-1362, toll free at (800) 277-9017, or adm@hendrix.edu.


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