$4000 per Scholar
in literature and language
for literary and language-related projects
for study, travel, and research in literature and language
Scholar gatherings for fun and comradeship
opportunities for field work and internships
Hendrix-Murphy is starting a new literary podcast, titled Re: Lit! Join us at https://anchor.fm/hendrixmurphyfoundation this Friday at 12 noon to check out our first episode, The Voices of People of Color in Contemporary Literature. We're sure you'll love it!
AR Shakespeare Theatre's new Revisiting Shakespeare group is hosting "From Othello to Hamilton: Race and Black Presence in American Theatre." https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SZeHVwxlQo-Dzn3NSaT1-Q?fbclid=IwAR2IGvC92J-tBz-u7bFo_Icn3xqVJ0ExykHIxxiyijSTN_AE4vIDBoLqBho
This is Rachel Shepherd, a Murphy Scholar of the Class of 2020 with an interest in both the human mind and religion. Graduating 𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘢 𝘤𝘶𝘮 𝘭𝘢𝘶𝘥𝘦 with distinction in Psychology, Religion, and Odyssey, Rachel also received the Moore Religion Award. During her time as a Murphy Scholar, she authored "Following Jesus: A Spiritual Odyssey," participated in Narrative Medicine in 2019, and completed an intensive study of Murphy Visiting Writers Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs. Congrats, Rachel! We're excited to see what the future holds for you.
This is Carlee Shepard, a Murphy Scholar of the Class of 2020 who enjoys studying both the sciences and literature and language. Graduating 𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘢 𝘤𝘶𝘮 𝘭𝘢𝘶𝘥𝘦 with distinction in Biology and Environmental Studies, she also received the Johnson Biology Award. As a Murphy Scholar, Carlee did an intensive study of the Arabic language and Murphy Visiting Writer Sy Montgomery, and she participated in a Latin play at Hendrix College and the after-school French Club at Carl Stuart Middle School. She also combined her scientific and literary interests by authoring “A Foray into the Everglades,” a piece of place-based environmental writing. Here's to you, Carlee-- we hope your love for biology paired with literature and language takes you to places you've never been!
Study and immersion abroad spurs language proficiency and promotes cultural understanding for language students...Read more about language study abroad
When poets, novelists, nonfiction writers, playwrights, and literary scholars come to campus, they not only give public readings but also visit classes and talk to students in small-group settings.Visiting Writers Series
Students explore the literature of the theater through intensive experiences in script writing, dramaturgy, staged readings, and mentorship by professional directors and playwrights.Read more
Game nights, festive meals, Language House, and conversation hours enhance the classroom study of languages at Hendrix.Read more
Mentored by faculty, students attend and present at literary conferences and conduct their own research in literary archives and libraries around the world.Read more about literary research trips
A student reading series, interactive craft workshops, and writing groups build on what student writers learn in the classroom and helps their creative writing to shine.Read more about the Creative Writing Program
Students hone their writing, editing, and analytical skills in pop-up projects and discussion groups on topics in literature and language.Read more about student writing projects
In this select cohort program, students from all majors receive dedicated funding and mentorship to pursue their passions in literature and language.Read more about the Murphy Scholars Program
Internships and field experiences provide valuable professional experience at publishing houses, magazines, and literary organizations.Read more