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Beinecke Scholarship

Who Can Apply: US Citizens or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands – Juniors – Must plan to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences – Documented history of receiving need-based financial aid

IMPORTANT: All Beinecke applicants must be nominated by their college or university. For more information on the University of Maryland, College Park's nomination process, please contact the National Scholarships Office at

Description: The Beinecke Scholarship Program seeks highly motivated and intellectually accomplished students who wish to pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Since 1975, the program has selected more than 470 college juniors from more than 100 different undergraduate institutions for support during graduate study at any accredited university.

The Beinecke Scholarship Program provides additional freedom and support for intellectual exploration during the course of graduate study. Recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships, and research grants.

Award Amount: Each scholar receives $5,000 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 18, 2023. This is the deadline for submitting a complete draft of Beinecke application materials to be considered for University of Maryland, College Park nomination.

National Deadline: February 8, 2023

Program Preferences: Applicants should have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career.

Scholars are encouraged to begin graduate study as soon as possible following receipt of their undergraduate degree, and must utilize all of their award within five years.

Applicants must have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid.

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