Beinecke Scholarship for juniors in arts, humanities & social science fields

UW application deadline: Jan. 12, 2015, 11:59pm

UW application information and online application form:
http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=beinecke

The Beinecke Scholarship provides $34,000 for graduate study in arts, humanities and social science fields to juniors (based on graduation date) of exceptional ability, achievement, and who have financial need. Students must be nominated to compete for this scholarship, and the UW is allowed to nominate one student per year to compete for this national award. Students from all 3 campuses are welcome to apply for
nomination.

If you are considering graduate studies in an arts, humanities or social science field, have a passion for that field, and financial need, consider applying! The Beinecke Scholarship program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on
the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants.

To be eligible for this scholarship, 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 2014-2015 academic year. “Junior” means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2015 and August 2016.

·         Plan to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences.

·         Please note some exceptions the Beinecke Foundation makes in terms of fields of study: Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship. Also, students who plan to pursue graduate study in professional programs (law school, business school, etc.) should not apply.

·         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.

To learn more about this opportunity and the UW application and nomination process, please attend a Beinecke Scholarship Information Session:

·         Thurs., Nov. 13, 2014, 4:30 – 5:20 pm, 173R MGH (inside MGH 171)

·         Tues., Nov. 18, 2014, 3:30 – 4:20pm, 173R MGH

·         Wed., Dec. 3, 2014, 12:30 – 1:20pm, 173R MGH

·         RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/238 , though drop-ins are always welcome.

The UW application process for those seeking nomination is open now and the deadline for submission will be January 12, 2015. Details and the UW application are at
http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=beinecke .

Please feel free to contact Robin Chang in the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (robinc@uw.edu, 206-543-2603, MGH 171) with questions or concerns.

UW Bothell and UW Tacoma students are encouraged to take advantage of the scholarship advising offices on those campuses:

·         UW Bothell – contact Erin Hitzemann at EHitzemann@uwb.edu

·         UW Tacoma – contact Cindy Schaarschmidt at cs65@uw.edu. UW Tacoma information session: Dec 3 at 12:30pm. Location for this session is TBA, so email Cindy to learn more.

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