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The Beinecke Scholarship Program aims to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduated course of study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career.
  • Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2013-2014 academic year. “Junior” means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2014 and August 2015.
  • Plan to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. (Students who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national
  • Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during undergraduate years


General Information

The Beinecke Scholarship Program was established in 1971 by the Board of Directors of The Sperry and Hutchinson Company to honor Edwin, Frederick, and Walter Beinecke. The Board 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. 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. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduated study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies.


Application Instructions

The University of Miami may nominate one student to compete for the Beinecke Scholarship. Students seeking nomination for the Beinecke Scholarship must submit the following by the campus deadline: February 3, 2014:

  • Unofficial Transcript (PDF) from CaneLink (with Fall grades). For any other non-UM transcripts, please request official copies to be sent to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships
  • Application Form
  • Financial Aid Form
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

Application materials must be delivered to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Scholarships by February 3, 2014.  Letters arriving via campus mail should be sent at least 5 business days before the deadline to the following address:

Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships
Attn: Kefryn Reese
5600 Merrick Drive, Building 21-Y
Coral Gables, Florida 33124
(Locator Code: 5595)

The UM Fellowship Committee will read your application materials and decide on the nomination. You will be informed of your status via email.

Application Timeline

February 3, 2014   UM Campus Deadline for Nomination Materials

February 21, 2014   Beinecke Application Deadline

May 2014   Beinecke Scholars Announced