Application and Selection Process

The application period for the cohort of 2025—current first-year students—has closed. Thank you to all who applied. Notifications will be sent by early March.

Next year, the Murphy Scholars Program in Literature and Language will once again be open to first-year students by application. The deadline for the class of 2026 cohort will be Friday, February 3, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. All first-year students at Hendrix who are keenly interested in literature and language, regardless of your intended major, will be eligible to apply.

The prompt for the statement-of-interest essay will be:

"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 length limit is 800 words.

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

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