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Beinecke Scholarship

Information session will be Oct. 15, 2014 at 7 pm in Axinn 229

PURPOSE
The Beinecke Scholarships "seek 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."

AWARD
$4,000 upon completion of undergraduate studies (intended to offset costs associated with the graduate application process and to pay for travel expenses directly related to the start of graduate school), and $30,000 awarded as a supplement to support provided by the graduate school.  The award may be spread over up to five years to comply with institutional imites on the total amount of a student's annual award.  In the absence of institutional support or limits, scholars may receive a maximum award of $15,000 per year for two years (no geographic restrictions).

NUMBER OFFERED
Approximately 110 highly selective colleges and universities are each invited to nominate one candidate. 

FIELDS OF STUDY
Limited to graduate school in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

TENABLE AT
No geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship

ELIGIBILITY
Juniors who represent "superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise during their undergraduate careers."  Must have documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during undergraduate years and be a U.S. citizen; must plan to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences (excluding neuroscience).  Level of need will be a consideration at both the nomination and final selection stages of the process.

NOMINATION PROCESS

For 2015 the internal deadline is Nov. 12, 2014 at 12:00 noon, the final deadline is Feb. 21, 2015; external deadlines are also listed on program websites.

Interested candidates should submit the following information in hard copy, or as a pdf, to Colleen Norden or Lisa Gates in the CTLR.

  • Beinecke application form, also available in hard copy from the Fellowships Office.
  • A statement of 1,000 words or less describing your background, interests, plans for graduate study, and career aspirations.  Discuss experiences and ideas that have shaped these plans.
  • A current résumé.
  • A Banner Degree Progress Report
  • An additional statement (a paragraph or two) concerning your financial situation and any significance it may have on your graduate-school plans.
  • A signed Fellowship Waiver and Permission Form

One Beinecke nominee will be selected.

Nominee will submit a formal application (including three letters of recommendation) to the Beinecke Foundation.

Note: Beinecke Scholarships may be deferred in the event that a Scholar wins an additional award, such as the Truman, Fulbright, or Rhodes.

CONTACT
Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
Davis Family Library 225G
802-443-3183

Website

Beinecke Scholarship