Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship provides funding for highly motivated students to pursue research-focused graduate studies in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Beinecke Scholars receive a total of $34,000 to support their graduate education.

To be eligible for a Beinecke 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.
  • Plan to enter a research-focused master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship; nor should students applying for professional degrees that emphasize skills and practical analysis such as business, law, public health, public policy, and social work.
  • 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. 

**Important Campus Process Information**

Please note that Barnard can only nominate one candidate for this award. As part of the nomination process, this program requires institutional endorsement and a campus process with deadlines prior to the national deadline. Campus deadlines to submit a completed application are typically 1-2 months ahead of national deadlines.

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Fellowship Facts at a Glance

Program Type
Arts/Creative Fields
Humanities & Social Sciences
Degree Level
Program Length
Special Considerations
High financial need
United States