The Beinecke Scholarship Program was established in honor of Edwin, Frederick, and Walter Beinecke, in 1971, by the Board of Directors of the Sperry and Hutchinson Company. The program seeks to endow promising students in the pursuit of graduate studies in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
The Beinecke Scholarship awards students $34,000 in support of their graduate education. $4,000 is awarded prior to entering a graduate program, to offset the costs of application procedures and travel. An additional $30,000 is awarded while the student is in graduate school as a supplement to funds provided by the graduate school. The student receives the funds over up to five years while in graduate school, with a cap of $15,000 per academic year.
- be a U.S. citizen
- be a full-time college junior, working towards a bachelor's degree
- plan to pursue a master's or doctoral degree program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences directly (or shortly) after receipt of the undergraduate degree
- have a documented history of need-based financial aid
- have a strong GPA, with high standards of academic achievement and personal growth during one's undergraduate career
- be nominated by Fordham University through the Office for Prestigious Fellowships
All funding must be used within five years of graduation.
A year's leave of absence between graduation and the start of the graduate program may be allowed. Students who receive other major awards, such as the Fulbright, Rhodes, or Marshall, will be allowed to defer receipt of the Beinecke.
External deadline: February 2011 (TBA)