Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financing your study abroad experience.

Students at Hendrix College can use their federal and/or state financial aid for study abroad programs. Also, in some cases students may use Hendrix scholarships to fund their experience abroad. See the chart below to understand how financial aid and scholarships correspond to each program. As always, it's best to confirm your financial aid package with the Office of Financial Aid.

Federal and/or
State Aid
Program Specific
Accademia dell'ArteX X
British Studies at OxfordX X
Hendrix-in-Costa RicaX  
Hendrix-in-LondonX X 
Hendrix-in-RwandaX X
Hendrix-in-Tours X  
Oxford Overseas Study Course (Hendrix-in-Oxford)X X
Independent/External Program (w/ consortial agreement)X  
Independent/External Program (w/o consortial agreement)   

How grades are recorded

  • The only programs in which your grades ARE factored into your GPA are Accademia dell'Arte, Costa-Rica, and London. Grades are NOT factored into your GPA for all other study abroad programs.
  • If you wish to recieve credit towards your major, minor, or any learning domain you must get the "request for approval of transfer credit" sheet from the Registrar's Office and have your advisor and deparment chair to approve the courses. Otherwise, all courses will be counted as general credits towards graduation. This should be done before you leave to study abroad.

Internal Scholarships

  • Hendrix Murphy Foundation Study Abroad Scholarships for Language and Literature – Supports students whose course load abroad consists of at least 50% language and literature study. Instructions and applications sent out to all approved students in early February. Return your completed application to the Murphy House no later than February 7, 2015.
  • Alcorn/Reppel Study Abroad Scholarships – For students participating in fall 2015 and/or spring 2016 semester study abroad programs to which Hendrix funded scholarships and grants will not transfer (Accademia dell’Arte, Oxford Overseas Study Course, ISEP Direct, ACS programs and any individually arranged or consortium agreement situation). Instructions and applications sent out to all approved students in early February. Application must be returned to the Office of Financial Aid by late February.
  • British Studies at Oxford Scholarship – Sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and gives students the opportunity for summer study in Oxford, England through Rhodes College led ACS program. The Office of Academic Affairs sponsors this scholarship. For more information on the program visit Scholarship applications available from the Offices of Academic Affairs and International Programs. Deadline is typically late November or early December.
  • Accademia dell’Arte Summer Scholarship – Aids students participating in the Summer Arts + Festival Program in Arezzo, Italy, in the areas of theater, dance, studio art, film, and music. Scholarship applications available from the Office of International Programs. Deadline is typically in February.

Nationwide Scholarships

  • Rotary International Scholarship – Supports students who want to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. This scholarship supports undergraduates who will serve as goodwill ambassadors to their host country and, upon returning to their homeland, will give presentations to their local Rotary club. Visit website for more detailed information, Deadline: see website.
  • Boren Awards for International Study – For students who study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Typically Boren Scholars study less commonly taught languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. For more info, Deadline is early February.
  • Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship – Only for Pell Grant recipients studying abroad for a semester or full academic year, NOT summer programs. See website for more details, Deadline is early late March or early April.
  • Thomas J. Watson Fellowship – One year of independent study and travel abroad which enables students to explore a particular interest, test their aspirations and abilities, view their lives and American society in greater perspective, and develop a more informed sense of international concern. Hendrix is one of only 50 liberal arts colleges in the United States eligible to nominate candidates for the Watson Fellowship. Visit for more information. Contact Britt Anne Murphy at Hendrix deadline is early October.

Program/Country Specific Scholarships

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – For students studying abroad in Germany. See website for more details, Deadline: late January.
  • Petters Foundation Scholarship – For programs focusing on International Business. Visit website for details, Deadline: January/February.
  • International Student Exchange Program – Lists an impressive collection of external scholarship opportunities. See website for more details,
    • Annette Kade Scholarship – for students studying abroad through ISEP in either France or Germany. Deadline: See website.
    • STA Travel Scholarships – Two $500 scholarships from STA Travel are available to ISEP students whose home university is in the USA. It is to be used for roundtrip travel to and from their program destination. Deadline: See website.
  • British Council – For students interested in studying abroad in the United Kingdom. See website for details,
  • AustraLearn – For students studying abroad through AustraLearn. Check website for details,
  • International Studies Abroad (ISA) – For students studying abroad through ISA. Check website for details,

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