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Hays Scholarship

TexasmomTexasmom Posts: 145Registered User Junior Member
edited November 2005 in Hendrix College
Parents and students...anyone applying and planning on making the trip in February for the interview weekend??
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  • SplashMomSplashMom Posts: 1,905Registered User Senior Member
    Hendrix sent DD the Hays application in the mail last week. She's still waiting on her acceptance letter, so I'm guessing that letter means she's in. Wouldn't that be a fabulous scholarship to get? I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but not holding my breath, as only four are given out of the approximately 40 kids who are invited. Good luck to all who received the application!
  • TexasmomTexasmom Posts: 145Registered User Junior Member
    They actually give out 4 Hays and 4 Provost which are full tuition for 4 years...(Hays includes room and board)...so 8 total.
    S received his acceptance envelope about a week after the Hays app.
  • curmudgeoncurmudgeon Posts: 12,101Registered User Senior Member
    Hmmmm. My D got her acceptance first, and then the Hays app.*shriek* I wonder if that's significant? (Just kidding. I'm on my meds. Everything's fine. Really it is. Just fine. And dandy. Only teasing. Not stressed. See the ball. Be the ball. )
  • SplashMomSplashMom Posts: 1,905Registered User Senior Member
    Thanks, Texasmom! That's great news about the Provost scholarships. That certainly makes the chances better, doesn't it? DD got her common app in the last week of October, but one of her teachers was a bit slow getting her recommendation letter in. I'm sure you're right ... DD will hopefully get her letter soon ... and hopefully it will be an acceptance letter! :)
  • SplashMomSplashMom Posts: 1,905Registered User Senior Member
    Hmmmm. My D got her acceptance first, and then the Hays app.*shriek* I wonder if that's significant? (Just kidding. I'm on my meds. Everything's fine. Really it is. Just fine. And dandy. Only teasing. Not stressed. See the ball. Be the ball. )
    You crack me up, Curmudgeon. Don't mix the meds and alcohol ;) . Splash got a letter from Centre last week letting her know they had received everything and they will be notifying students in mid-January of their acceptance status. I hope J is doing well.
  • preironicpreironic Posts: 311Registered User Member
    My S, a freshman at Hendrix this year, competed last year against almost 70 others at the Hays interview day. The college seems to be flexible in how many are invited and what is awarded, although the full scholarships always seem to be 4 max. Only 3 were awarded last year. The weekend is a great visit for the kids. They stay overnight in the dorm, eat with other invitees, sit in on classes, if they ask, and maybe see a play. There are also activities for the parents. It is the perfect way to try for a great scholarship and have a final look at the school. Congratulations to you all. Go for it! My S is home for the holiday and just shines when he talks about the school.
  • curmudgeoncurmudgeon Posts: 12,101Registered User Senior Member
    preironic, so how does this work? Do they get notice of smaller scholarships prior to the Hays weekend, or do they only learn about their scholarships after that weekend? It seemed to me that several lesser scholarships were awarded on a more rolling basis, both academic, and otherwise. At another couple of D's schools there are awards made prior to scholarship weekend of up to $15K/yr in some instances and you are competing for the awards above that base on the weekend.


    P.S. I'd seen that seventy number when I googled Hays scholarship.:eek: What do some of the non-Hays recpients get? Do you think that one of the recipients turned it down? I know that happened last year with a full-ride to one of my D's favorites. The young lady went to Harvard instead.
  • SplashMomSplashMom Posts: 1,905Registered User Senior Member
    Preironic, I recall the message you posted after our DD visited Hendrix and Rhodes. I just went back and read it again. Your son sounds like he must be so very happy there and that is wonderful to hear. Honestly, I just can't imagine a better campus visit anyplace else. DD (and DH and I) absolutely loved Hendrix.
  • SplashMomSplashMom Posts: 1,905Registered User Senior Member
    Curmudgeon, I have wondered, too, what happens with those full-ride offers that are turned down by students. Momofthree's son was offered the Bellingrath last year (Rhodes), but ended up going to Brown. Gosh, I was under the impression that 40 or so kids were invited for the scholarship weekend. Seventy? Yikes.
  • curmudgeoncurmudgeon Posts: 12,101Registered User Senior Member
    Splashmom, I wonder how many of that seventy end up attending Hendrix? (What is their yield from the weekend?) Are all offered something in the way of a scholarship? One would think so with the criteria being as far above the 75th percentile as it is. (Approximately 40 points CR+Math, and two composite points on the ACT .)
  • SplashMomSplashMom Posts: 1,905Registered User Senior Member
    I wonder how many of that seventy end up attending Hendrix? (What is their yield from the weekend?)
    That's an excellent question. I would definitely be interested in knowing that number. I wonder, too, what does happen with those full-rides that are offered if the student chooses not to attend? Are they are offered to the "next-in-line" or do they go unused? I would think with the scores that these kids have (those invited to apply for the Hays) that they would all be offered some type of scholarship ... I hope, I hope, I hope.
  • preironicpreironic Posts: 311Registered User Member
    Prior to last year I think they only inivited 20 or so. I think what happened last year was that they raised the requirements and so had fewer eligible to apply. It appears that they invited all that applied, which was around 80, and around 70 came. It is a lot of work for them considering the events and meals that are provided and considering that every one of them is interviewed by 2 faculty members and one Hays recipient. It could very well be different this year. As to whether there were actually 4 awarded and 1 unused, I don't really know. The recipients were announced fairly quickly after the scholarship weekend and it is stated that "up to" 4 are awarded, so I just assumed that only 3 were awarded. As for non-Hays scholarships, my S's letter came in early December and I think they go up to 14,000 or 15,000. A really nice number considering no application required.
  • preironicpreironic Posts: 311Registered User Member
    I would also be interested in knowing how many of the 70 actually went. I know of 1 that didn't. Just remember that by the time that they come to the interview, they have already received hefty scholarships from Hendrix. But they have also received great offers from other schools. Your students should be getting award letters fairly soon. Good luck! Even for you people out there whose S or D does not get invited to Hays, there are still great scholarships. A friend of my S's who did not get invited received the same amount of non-Hays scholarship as my son plus a music scholarship.
  • volunteer momvolunteer mom Posts: 25Registered User New Member
    My son did not win a Hays Scholarship but got two other great merit scholarships from Hendrix. Hendrix offers such a great academic opportunity at such a reasonable price!
  • lderochilderochi Posts: 2,035Registered User Senior Member
    See the ball. Be the ball
    You didn't finish the quote, Curmudgeon.

    You're not being the ball, Danny.
    It's kind of hard with you talking like that.
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