Subject: Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Study in the Arts, Humanities or
ATTENTION JUNIORS!! Are you a planning to pursue graduate study in the arts,
humanities, or social studies? Do you have an outstanding academic record? Do
you have a high degree of financial need?
The Beinecke Scholarship Program provides graduate study scholarships in the
humanities and social sciences to JUNIORS of exceptional, demonstrated
academic ability who have a high degree of financial need as demonstrated by
the FAFSA process. [For example, receiving or qualifying for a Pell Grant
would indicate a high degree of financial need.]
The Beinecke program seeks highly motivated and intellectually accomplished
JUNIORS who plan to pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities, or
social sciences after graduation. "Junior" means a student who plans to
continue full-time undergraduate study next fall 2016 and who expects to
receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2016 and August 2017.
FIELDS OF STUDY: The Beinecke program is open to students planning
research-oriented master’s 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: 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 as revealed through the FAFSA process.
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 22, 2016.
Learn more about the Beinecke program by contacting Dr. Leslie Brice at the
National Scholarships Office at [log in to unmask]
Who may apply: To be eligible for the 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 3.8 will be required for nomination; exceptions
may be made in extraordinary cases.
Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor's degree during the 2015-2016
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 22, 2016. This is the deadline for submitting a
complete draft of a Beinecke application to be considered for University of
Maryland, College Park nomination.
Leslie Brice, Ph.D.
National Scholarships Office
2403 Marie Mount Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Contact Person: Francis P. Duvinage
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]