Scholarship opportunity available for undergraduates planning ahead for graduate studies in arts, humanities and social science fields. The Beinecke Scholarship hopes to reduce financial barriers to graduate study for academically strong “juniors” (i.e. those planning graduation between December 2019 and August 2020). Freshmen and sophomores may also appreciate learning about this opportunity now for application in future years. Eligibility details are included below.
Beinecke Scholarship for juniors in arts, humanities & social science fields
The Beinecke Scholarship 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. The scholarship provides $34,000 for a research-focused master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences to juniors (based on graduation date) of exceptional ability, achievement, and who have financial need.
Students must be nominated to compete for this scholarship, and the UW is able to nominate one student per year to compete for this national award. Students from all 3 campuses are welcome to apply for nomination.
If you are considering graduate studies in an arts, humanities or social science field, have a passion for that field, and financial need, consider applying! 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.
UW application deadline: Jan. 8, 2019, 11:59pm
UW application and nomination information: https://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/beinecke
UW online application: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/523
To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must:
· Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during their undergraduate career.
· Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2018-2019 academic year. “Junior” means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2019 and August 2020.
· 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. Also, students who plan to pursue professional school programs that emphasize skills and practical analysis over theory and research (such as law, business, education, architecture, journalism, clinical psychology, social work, etc.), are not competitive for selection at the national level.
· 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 their undergraduate years. Primary evidence of meeting this criterion is a student’s history of receiving need-based institutional, state or federal grants-in-aid. An institutional financial aid officer will be required to complete a Financial Data Sheet certifying that the student meets this criterion. During the selection process, the amount of financial need will be one of the factors considered with preference being given to candidates for whom the awarding of a scholarship would significantly increase the likelihood of the student’s being able to attend graduate school.
To learn more about this opportunity and the UW application and nomination process, please attend a Beinecke Scholarship Information Session:
· Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, 12:30pm, MGH 136
· Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, 5:30-6:30pm, online via Zoom
· Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, 4:30pm, MGH 136
· RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/238, though drop-ins are always welcome.
Please feel free to contact Robin Chang in the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (robinc, 206-543-2603, MGH 171) with questions or concerns.