Leadership and Service Scholarship Application

Hendrix College encourages students to seek knowledge and growth outside the classroom through a variety of extracurricular, cocurricular, leadership and service programs. The following scholarship opportunities award students for their talents and achievements while in high school in the areas of leadership and service.

Each extracurricular scholarship awards $2,000 per year for up to four years of full-time enrollment, contingent on the student maintaining a 2.0 GPA and fulfilling the requirements of the individual scholarship program. Students are encouraged to apply for all performing and fine arts (see separate application), leadership, and service scholarships for which they are eligible. However, only one scholarship from among all such categories may be awarded to each student. Extracurricular scholarships may be awarded in addition to other scholarships and awards, including the Odyssey Honors and Distinction Awards.

TO APPLY: The following scholarship application must be submitted by February 1, 2014. Supporting documents, as noted throughout the application and in your confirmation email, must also be submitted by this date. Documents sent directly to the Office of Admission should clearly indicate the scholarship for which they're being submitted.

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  • The Leadership Scholars program challenges students’ perspectives on leadership by exploring its many forms and facets. Based on three guiding principles of living, learning and leading, the program attempts to achieve the following core competencies: self-awareness; self-confidence; ability to take a broad, systemic view; ability to work effectively in social systems; ability to think creatively; and ability to learn from experience. To be considered, you must have been involved in high school and community organizations and have demonstrated leadership ability and potential. Participation as a Leadership Scholar may also be applied toward an Odyssey credit (Professional and Leadership Development).

    Renewal of the scholarship for up to three additional years is dependant on the successful completion of a set program.

    Application requirements:

    • -submission of Hendrix’s online extracurricular scholarship application by February 1, 2014
    • -resume detailing leadership involvement
    • -essay centered on your involvement in leadership positions
    • -letter of recommendation from an individual who has observed you in a leadership role
    • -letter of recommendation


  • United Methodist Youth Fellowship Leadership Scholars have provided significant leadership in local church, district, and conference youth ministries of the United Methodist Church and demonstrate outstanding potential for Christian leadership on the Hendrix campus. Each applicant must be a member of a United Methodist church and provide notable leadership roles within the church and youth group. Those involved in leadership at the district, conference, jurisdictional, and national levels are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Students who qualify for the scholarship, but whose financial needs are met by other scholarships or sources, are still encouraged to apply for the scholarship program. Students who do not receive funds can still participate in the program.

    Renewal of the scholarship for up to three additional years is dependant on the successful completion of a set program that includes participation in retreats, monthly group meetings, and individual projects. The program expectations will be outlined in the letter awarding the scholarship.

    Application requirements:

    • -submission of Hendrix’s online extracurricular scholarship application by February 1, 2014
    • -resume detailing UMYF leadership involvement
    • -essay centered on the role faith has played in your life
    • -letter of recommendation from an ordained United Methodist minister
    • -letter from a local church layperson


  • The Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics, and Calling encourages students to see their years in college as a period of discernment, a time for extended and deep reflection about who they are called to be in life. The Miller Center Service Scholarship program recognizes that it is often by serving those in need that we discover what our life’s work should most truly be about. Miller Center Service Scholars are individuals who have worked effectively and enthusiastically in the past with volunteer service projects, who have a commitment to volunteering regularly while in college, and who demonstrate a resolve to make leadership through volunteer service a part of their future.

    Renewal of the scholarship for up to three additional years is dependant on the successful completion of a set program that includes completing a certain number of volunteer service hours per semester and attending other outside class meetings. The program expectations will be outlined in the letter awarding the scholarship.  

    Application requirements:

    • -submission of Hendrix’s online extracurricular scholarship application by February 1, 2014
    • -resume that demonstrates service involvement
    • -essay centered on the role service has played in your life
    • -letter of recommendation from someone familiar with your service activities
    • -second letter of recommendation from someone familiar with your service activities
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