$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
Murphy Scholar Savannah Wiegel '21 is a Biochemistry & Molecular Biology major who graduated 𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘢 𝘤𝘶𝘮 𝘭𝘢𝘶𝘥𝘦 with many departmental honors in addition to winning a prestigious Watson Fellowship. An aspiring physician, she is fascinated by the roles that storytelling and communication play in healthcare, an interest reflected in her Murphy Scholar projects: the Conway Regional Medical Spanish Translation Project, the Narrative Medicine Reading Group and Conference, a Japanese language course, a personal writing workshop, and the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Essential Skills Program. Savannah also attended Hendrix-in-Madrid, went on the Spanish Civil War trip in Spain, and was a Spanish House resident. Congrats, Savannah! You've played a large role in the Hendrix community, and your awards and honors are well deserved.
Murphy Scholar Rosemarie Ochoa '21 graduated 𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘢 𝘤𝘶𝘮 𝘭𝘢𝘶𝘥𝘦 with distinction in both Music and Spanish. Her Murphy Scholar projects include the Ida Burns Reading Program where she read to elementary schoolchildren, the Spanish Civil War Trip in Spain, and attending Hendrix-in-Madrid. As a testament to her varied interests, Rosemarie also earned the Hendrix Choir Student Recognition Award as well as Phi Beta Kappa membership. Congrats, Rosemarie-- may your love for language carry you far!
Murphy Scholar Kailey Miller '21 graduated 𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘢 𝘤𝘶𝘮 𝘭𝘢𝘶𝘥𝘦 with distinction in both Odyssey and her major, Interdisciplinary Studies: Political Communications. Her Murphy Scholar projects include taking Arabic language lessons, going on the Spanish Civil War Trip, attending the workshop "Tell Us Something about Yourself: Write a Great Personal Statement in 5 Days," completing a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification course, and taking a Korean language course and lessons. With everything Kailey has accomplished, it's no wonder that she earned Phi Beta Kappa membership. Congrats, Kailey!
Murphy Scholar Mallory Magruder '21 graduated with distinction in Sociology/Anthropology with an emphasis in Sociology. It’s no surprise that she won the Murphy Scholars Program’s “Farthest Travelled” Award: she studied abroad in Morocco and Ghana, and while in Ghana took language lessons in the Twi dialect. Mallory also earned the Juanita D. Sandford Social Justice Award. We loved having her in the Murphy Scholars program, and are excited to see where life takes her next. Congrats, Mallory!
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