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Beinecke Scholarship


Application period: August to late March
Campus deadline: Last Friday in January
National deadline: Last Friday of March
NOTE: Campus nomination process

Eligibility requirements:

  • Superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise as an undergraduate
  • Junior in college 
  • Plan to enter master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences (excludes neuroscience)
  • U.S. citizen or U.S. national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Documented history of receiving need-based financial aid as an undergraduate (i.e., Pell Grant)

Award summary and conditions: The Beinecke Scholarship Program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study. The award is for $35,000 in support of graduate education to supplement support from graduate school. Eligibility is limited to students planning to attend graduate school in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Each school participating in the Beinecke Scholarship Program is permitted to make a single nomination each year. 

Application process: online (one pdf file), submitted by Director for Fellowships and Grants

Application requirements: 

  • Financial Aid Sheet* (completed, signed and submitted by student through email)
  • Application form
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement (1,000 words max.) 
  • College endorsement letter
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letters of recommendation (3)

*Email to: Director of the Beinecke Scholarship Program, at BeineckeScholarship@gmail.com

Campus representative: Director for Fellowships and Grants

Faculty representative: Theresa DiPasquale

Campus interview: No

Campus nomination required: Yes, Whitman may nominate one student

National committee interview: No

Selection process: Approximately 125 colleges and universities are eligible to nominate a student for consideration for a Beinecke Scholarship. 20 scholarships are awarded each year. Program director and three senior college/university administrators comprise the selection committee.

Contact information: http://fdnweb.org/beinecke/contact/

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