Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Study in Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences
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 2013 and August 2014.
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 February 4, 2013.
INFORMATION SESSIONS: Learn more about the Beinecke program by attending
an information workshop at the National Scholarships Office. Please RSVP
to [log in to unmask] for the session you plan to attend if you are
interested but cannot attend, please write us at the same address.
Wednesday, December 5 at 4:00 pm 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, December 6 at 12 noon 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, December 7 at 4:00 pm 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Who may apply: To be eligible for Beinecke Scholarship nomination, a
* Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic
achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career.
Generally, a minimum GPA of 3.7 will be required for nomination;
exceptions may be made in extraordinary cases.
* Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor's degree during the 2012-2013
* 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
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: February 4, 2013. This is the deadline for submitting a
complete draft of a Beinecke application to be considered for University
of Maryland, College Park nomination.