The Beinecke Scholarship is a program that is open for students who are in their college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the period of their application who intend pursue graduate studies or master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences.
Beinecke will award 22 scholarships for the 2008 academic years wherein each Beinecke scholar will receive a total of $34,000 in support of his or her graduate education. $4000 of the total scholarship prize will be given directly to the students to pay for the cost associated to their graduate studies application while the remaining $30000 will be sent directly to the financial aid officer of the university that the scholars are enrolled and can be disbursed in accordance with the scholarship policy of the university. The scholarship award can be used by the student for up to 5 years.
To qualify for the Beinecke Scholarship, the applicants must be United States citizens or US national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and should have demonstrated outstanding intellectual ability and academic achievement during their undergraduate studies. The supplicants should also have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during their undergraduate years.
Application for this scholarship is done through nomination; hence, students who wish to apply should contact their campus liaison. The deadline for receipt of nominations is on March 1, 2008 and because this is through nomination, interested students should start inquiring as early as this quarter.
Read more about on how to apply for the Beinecke Scholarship Program here.