The Beinecke Scholarship is open to US citizens who aspire to earn a graduate degree (master’s or doctoral) in the arts, humanities or social sciences (excluding professional degrees in law, business, medicine). The Scholarship will provide 2 years of funding towards that degree anywhere world-wide. Your undergraduate studies does not have to be in the arts, humanities or social sciences, however.
In addition to funding, Scholars receive considerable mentorship. Funding may be augmented by other scholarships/fellowships and some graduate institutions may even match the Beinecke funding.
Please note: To be eligible for the Beinecke Scholarship you must have a history of need based financial aid of any amount. You may contact the Financial Aid Office to ascertain if you are qualified.
For more information visit the Beinecke Scholarship website. Lafayette’s most recent Beinecke Scholar is currently completing his doctoral studies in economics at Oxford University.
Submit the following materials electronically as WORD attachments using the “Submit Materials” tab on our website:
Recommenders should submit their LORs as email attachments OR has hard copies to firstname.lastname@example.org or Dean Goldberg OR to 105 Scott Hall. These letters must be signed and on letterhead. They should be addressed to the Beinecke Scholarship Selection Committee.
Important: The Beinecke Foundation expects fulsome, detailed letters of approximately 1 1/2 to 2 pages in length. As such, make sure you speak with your recommenders about your graduate study aspirations and vision for your future. Additionally, you need to ask if they can and will write you a STRONG letter addressing your potential for advanced graduate study.
Please have your recommenders contact Dean Goldberg if they have any questions/concerns regarding the letter of recommendation or the campus selection process.
Questions: Contact Dean Goldberg