Next Campus deadline: January 2024
Campus Application Instructions (coming late 2023)
Letter of Recommendation Submission Form (coming late 2023)
The Beinecke Scholarship provides $35,000 ($5,000 prior to graduate study and $15,000 per year) for two years of graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Eighty colleges and universities from across the U.S. (including UC Berkeley) are invited to nominate one student for the scholarship; twenty scholarships are awarded nationwide. Most Beinecke recipients are at the top of their class academically and many plan to pursue careers in college teaching and/or research.
Prospective Beinecke applicants must make an individual advising appointment with Alicia Hayes, the Beinecke Scholarship campus representative.
- be a U.S. citizen or national
- be a Junior (“Junior” means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2023 and August 2024)
- have demonstrated superior intellectual ability (typically minimum 3.5 GPA) and personal promise
- be planning to enter a research-focused master’s or doctoral program or MFA in the arts, humanities, or social sciences (not including neuroscience or professional degrees, such as business, law, public health, public policy, and social work)
- have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid as an undergraduate
Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise
- Completed Application Form (coming late 2023)
- Statement (1,000 words)
- Official copies of all college transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation from faculty members
- Artist’s Statement (for MFA candidates only)
- Financial Aid Data Sheet (if nominated)
- Certification of Eligibility Form (if nominated)
For more information about this opportunity, visit the Beinecke Scholarship website.