Application and Selection Process

Attention, first-year students! If you are keenly interested in literature and language, regardless of your intended major, you are eligible to apply to the Murphy Scholars Program in Literature and Language.

Members of the class of 2025—students who entered Hendrix in August 2021—are invited to apply using this online formThe application window will open on January 18, 2022. Applications must be received by Friday, February 4, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

For those who would like to begin drafting their statement-of-interest essay before January 18, the prompt is:

"What fascinates you about literature and/or language, and what is it about those subjects that you are most curious to discover? Tell us about your interest in some facet of literature or language: an experience that made an impact on you, or an aspect of literature or language that you have not yet experienced but would like to explore."

The word limit is 800 words.

This is the only point at which you can apply to the program, which provides lots of resources and support all the way through graduation. So please consider this opportunity carefully. We look forward to receiving your application.

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