Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship funds graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences for college juniors with financial need.

2019-2020 Deadlines:

Internal deadline: January 24, 2020

National deadline: February 13, 2020

Purpose:

The Beinecke Scholarship Program was created to encourage students of exceptional promise to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Scholars receive $30,000 of funding for graduate school, plus $4,000 prior to graduate school for application and interview expenses. 

Eligibility:

In order to be eligible, a student must:

- have a strong record of academic achievement and intellectual promise

- be enrolled as a junior during the academic year in which they apply

- plan to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences

- be a U.S. 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

Nomination Process:

Oxy may nominate one junior each year for the Beinecke Scholarship. In order to be considered for Oxy nomination, please email the following four materials as individual PDFs to fellowships@oxy.edu by 11:59pm on January 24, 2020. Label each file with your name (e.g., lastname_firstname_personalstatement).

- a personal statement (max 1,000 words) describing your background, interests, plans for graduate study, and career aspirations

- a current resume

- an unofficial transcript

- a statement signed by you indicating whether or not you have received need-based financial aid while at Oxy

Please also ask three faculty members to write a letter of recommendation for you and to email their recommendations to fellowships@oxy.edu by January 24, 2020.