Fellowship FYI

Each year approximately 100 colleges and universities (Brandeis included!) are invited to nominate a student for a Beinecke Scholarship, and 18 to 22 new scholarships are awarded each year. Visit the Beinecke web site for more detailed  information: 

Beinecke Scholarship Program

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Beinecke Scholarship Program

In 1971, the Board of Directors of The Sperry and Hutchinson Company created an endowment to provide substantial scholarships for the graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise. The program 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.

U.S. citizens or nationals with an established record of receiving need-based financial aid and planning graduate school studies in the arts, humanities or social sciences.  Exceptional academics and leadership are crucial. Each year, 18-22 Scholars are chosen from an applicant pool restricted to 106 nominating schools. Most winners are near the top of their class academically and often plan to pursue careers in college teaching and/or research.

Eligibility Limitations:
You may only apply as a junior. A Scholar is permitted to take a one-year leave of absence immediately following graduation, but is normally expected to enter graduate school and begin receipt of the Beinecke funding the following year. You must utilize all funding within 5 years of graduation. The Beinecke is not suitable for graduate studies with a clinical or pragmatic focus (e.g. MAT degrees, PSYC, NEUR)

Funds may be used for graduate study in the U.S. or abroad.

Scholars receive $2,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and $30,000 toward graduate school studies. Funds must be used within 5 years of graduation.

Application Requirements:
A pre-application competition is held in January to determine our Brandeis nominee. The application includes a personal statement of 1,000 words or less from the nominee describing his or her background, interests, plans for graduate study and career aspirations. The statement should include a discussion of some experiences and ideas that have shaped those interests, plans and aspirations.

Campus Deadline (For the Pre-application):
December 17, 2019

Campus Interviews:
January 2020

Final Deadline (For our official nominee only):
February 12, 2020

May 2020

Website: The Beinecke Scholarship
Email: BeineckeScholarship@earthlink.net

Recent Brandeis University Winners and Finalists:
Congratulations to Zoe Waldman '16, the most recent Brandeis recipient of this award! The first Brandeisian to receive this award was Rachel Margolis '99.