Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship Program was established in 1971 to provide scholarships for the graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise, who plan to pursue a PhD or terminal master’s degree in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions

Eligibility Criteria
National scholarship for juniors with financial need, providing $34,000 for graduate study in social sciences, humanities and the arts for top students with demonstrated financial need.
Apply as a junior (one year of undergraduate study remaining after application year). Must be US citizen or national, qualify for need-based financial aid as an undergraduate, and plan to pursue terminal master’s or PhD in appropriate field. Competitive applicants have a GPA of 3.8 or above, 3 strong letters of recommendation, and research or other hands-on experience in their field.

How to Apply
Candidates must be nominated by UW-Madison to compete nationally. To be considered for nomination, submit all application materials to the UAA Office by the campus deadline. UW-Madison may nominate one student/year to compete for 20 scholarships nationwide.

Selection Criteria
Selection criteria: academic ability and achievement, personal promise, and financial need.

Award Information
Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending any accredited graduate school. Approximately 20 scholarships are awarded each year.

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