The Beinecke Scholarship Program provides graduate study scholarships in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to JUNIORS of exceptional ability who have a high degree of financial need.
The Beinecke program seeks highly motivated and intellectually accomplished JUNIORS who plan to pursue graduate studies toward the Ph.D. in the arts, humanities, and social sciences after graduation. "Junior" means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2014 and August 2015.
FIELDS OF STUDY: The Beinecke program is open to students planning research-oriented Masters and Ph.D. studies in any field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Professionally-oriented degree programs of any kind ARE NOT supported.
FINANCIAL NEED: The Beinecke program seeks candidates who have a documented history of receiving significant need-based financial aid as an undergraduate. Candidates for nomination by the University of Maryland should be recipients of Pell Grants or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of underlying financial need.
Candidates for the Beinecke Scholarship must be nominated by their university or college – the University of Maryland, College Park can nominate 1 outstanding junior annually to compete for a Beinecke Scholarship. To seek nomination, candidates must submit a complete draft of a Beinecke Scholarship application by January 24, 2014.
Who may apply: To be eligible for Beinecke Scholarship nomination, a student must:
- Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career. Generally, a minimum GPA of 3.8 will be required for nomination; exceptions may be made in extraordinary cases.
- Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor's degree during the 2013-2014 academic year.
- Have firm plans to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences after graduation.
- Be a United States citizen or a US national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
- Be a Pell Grant recipient as an undergraduate at the University of Maryland or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of underlying financial need.
Award Amount: Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.
Duration: Scholars must utilize all funding within five years.
Campus Deadline: January 24, 2014. This is the deadline for submitting a complete draft of a Beinecke application to be considered for University of Maryland, College Park nomination.