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Beinecke Scholarship

Beinecke Scholarship

About the Beinecke Scholarship

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 in the arts, humanities and social sciences. 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. Syracuse University may nominate one student for the Beinecke Scholarship per year.

Location of award, if applicable:

Eligible applicants:

– are a US citizen or a US national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
– have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career (GPA typically should be 3.7+)
– are college juniors
– plan to enter a research-focused master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences
– have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The Beinecke Scholarship application process:

Review the scholarship website for information on scholarship requirements and eligibility, and to determine whether it is a good fit for your career and academic goals.

Contact CFSA and your mentor(s) to discuss your plans to apply by the last day of the fall semester. SU nominates one candidate annually for the Beinecke scholarship.

Confirm your financial aid status. If you are not sure whether you would qualify for federal financial aid (because you are an SU merit-based scholarship recipient), make an appointment with a financial aid officer to discuss your level of need.

Determine the graduate programs to which you plan to apply, in the US or abroad. The application asks for a list of four specific programs.

The application opens on the first Monday in September.

Application components include:
– a personal statement
– a detailed resume or CV
– official transcript(s)
– three letters of recommendation
– a completed application form
– a print out of the online Financial Aid Data sheet

SU’s internal deadline is the last Wednesday in January.

Application deadline is the second Wednesday in February.

Interested? Contact CFSA for information on how to get started!

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email: More Information:

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