Application for the Beinecke Scholarship are now accepted. The scholarships open to United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Eligible students should be currently pursuing education and planning to enter career in humanities and social area. The winning candidates will receive benefit of $34,000. To apply, the application packet must be submitted by the second Wednesday in February.
The Beinecke Scholarship Program demonstrate superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise for the career of students. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
The scholarship winners will receive benefit of $34,000.
Level and Area of Studies
Graduate degree in Humanity and Social Science.
Place of Study
In the United States of America.
Eligibility and Criteria
Only students who are fulfilling the criteria below will be taken into consideration:
- Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career.
- Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree. “Junior” means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree
- Plan to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship.
- Be a United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
- Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years
Only U.S students are invited to apply.
The application packet must be consisting the materials as follow:
- A Certification of Eligibility Form completed by the dean or administrative officer responsible for the nomination and a Financial Data Sheet completed by a financial aid officer certifying that the student qualifies for need-based financial aid
- A current resume
- A personal statement of 1,000 words or less from the nominee describing his or her background, interests, plans for graduate study and career aspirations. The statement should include a discussion of some experiences and ideas that have shaped those interests, plans and aspirations
- A letter from the dean or administrative officer summarizing the reasons for the nominee’s selection
- Three letters of recommendation from faculty members that assess the nominee’s intellectual curiosity, character and potential for advanced graduate study
- An official copy of the nominee’s transcript
- Other material considered directly relevant to the nominee’s application
The second Wednesday in February.