Beinecke Scholarships for Masters or Doctoral Students in USA 2018-2019


Applications are currently been submitted for the  Beinecke Scholarships for Masters or Doctoral Students in USA 2018-2019, all applications must be submitted before the deadline as stated.

William Sperry Beinecke, the eldest son of Frederick and a lawyer, served The Sperry and Hutchinson Company from 1952 as general counsel, vice-president, president and from 1966 until his retirement in 1980 as chairman and chief executive officer.

Level: Master’s or PhD Degree

Field(s): arts, humanities or social sciences

Scholarship covers: Beinecke Scholarships Scholar receives a total of $34,000 in support of his or her graduate education. The initial payment of $4,000 is awarded directly to the student prior to entering graduate school. This award is intended to offset the costs associated with the graduate application process and to pay for travel expenses directly related to the start of graduated school. While in graduate school, a Beinecke Scholar will receive an additional $30,000 in support. These funds are awarded as a supplement to support provided by the graduate school and the award may be spread over up to five years to comply with institutional limits on the total amount of a student’s annual award. In the absence of institutional support or limits, scholars may receive a maximum award of $15,000 per year. These funds are sent directly to the financial aid officer of the institution where the student is enrolled and disbursed in accordance with the scholarship policy of the academic institution.

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Beinecke Scholarships are targeted for United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands




To be eligible for  Beinecke Scholarships , a student must :

  •  Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career.
  •  Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2017-2018 academic year. “Junior” means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2018 and August 2019.
  •  Plan to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship.
  • ‣ Be a United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  •  Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years. Primary evidence of meeting this criterion is a student’s history of receiving need-based institutional, state or federal grants-in-aid. An institutional financial aid officer will be required to complete a Financial Data Sheet certifying that the student meets this criterion. During the selection process, the amount of financial need will be one of the factors considered with preference being given to candidates for whom the awarding of a scholarship would significantly increase the likelihood of the student’s being able to attend graduate school.

Scholarship Application Method

Application Form

This application includes form fields allowing the applicant to complete the form on his/her computer.

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‣ For applying to  Beinecke Scholarships should contact their  campus liaison for information regarding the procedure to be followed in selecting the school’s nominee.

‣ Each nomination must include the following materials:

  • A Certification of Eligibility Form completed by the dean or administrative officer responsible for the nomination and a Financial Data Sheet completed by a financial aid officer certifying that the student qualifies for need-based financial aid.
  • A completed Application Form.
  • A current resume.
  • A personal statement of 1,000 words or less from the nominee describing his or her background, interests, plans for graduate study and career aspirations. The statement should include a discussion of some experiences and ideas that have shaped those interests, plans and aspirations.
  • A letter from the dean or administrative officer summarizing the reasons for the nominee’s selection.
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members that assess the nominee’s intellectual curiosity, character and potential for advanced graduate study.
  • An official copy of the nominee’s transcript.
  • Other material considered directly relevant to the nominee’s application.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on Nominations are made by the college or university. Students should contact their campus liaison for information.

Nominations Due Date: An original hard copy of the nomination package should be mailed and a scanned copy should be emailed to the Beinecke Scholarship Program Director from the dean or designated administrative officer from each participating institution to arrive no later than the second Wednesday in February.

Students should please note that their participating institution will have internal deadlines linked to their nominating process that will fall earlier than February. Please contact your campus liaison for more information.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship

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