Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

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.

Special Location of award, if applicable:

Eligible applicants:

– 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 master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences
– are a US 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

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 if it is a good fit for your career and academic goals

Contact CFSA and your mentor(s) to discuss your plans to apply

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
Register your intent to apply with CFSA between October and January

Application components include:
– a personal statement
– a detailed resume or CV
– official transcript(s)
– one letter of recommendation
– a print out of the online Financial Aid Data sheet

SU nominates one candidate annually for the Beinecke scholarship. If you are nominated, you should begin drafting your responses to the essay prompts that are posted on the scholarship website.
SU’s internal deadline is Feb 1

Application deadline is the second Wednesday in February

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

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:
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