Monday, November 14, 2011

Scholarship Opportunity - Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Studies

The Beinecke Scholarship Program seeks highly motivated and intellectually accomplished juniors who plan to pursue graduate studies towards a Ph.D. in the arts, humanities, and social sciences after graduation.  "Junior" means a a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2012 and August 2013.

FIELDS OF STUDY: The Beinecke program is open to students planning research-oriented Masters and Ph.D. studies in any fields in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. However, professionally-oriented degree programs in these fields 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 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 27, 2012. To learn more about the Beinecke Scholarship program and the details of the Maryland nomination process, contact the National Scholarships Office at<>

WHO MAY APPLY: To be eligible for Beinecke Scholarship nomination, a student must:
 *   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 2011-2012 academic year.
 *   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.
 *   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.

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 27, 2012. This is the deadline for submitting a complete draft of a Beinecke application to be considered for University of Maryland, College Park nomination.


National Scholarships Office and Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742