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Parker House, HB 6201
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Hanover, NH
Phone:  603.646.1622
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The Beinecke Scholarship Program


The Beinecke Scholarship Program, established by the The Sperry and Hutchinson Company, honors Edwin, Frederick, and Walter Beinecke. It provides substantial scholarships supporting graduate education of exceptionally promising students.

The program seeks highly motivated students who have been courageous in selecting graduate opportunities in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Twenty (20) scholarships will be awarded in 2017. 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 this scholarship. Recipients may supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduated study as soon as possible after college graduation, and must use all funds within five years of undergraduate graduation. In the absence of institutional support or limits, scholars may receive a maximum award of $15,000 per year.



To be eligible for a Beinecke Scholarship, a student must:

  • Demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise as an undergraduate.
  • Currently a college junior pursuing a bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 academic year. "Junior" means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2018 and August 2019.
  • Plans to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Social Science students planning graduate study in neuroscience are not eligible.
  • US citizen or a US national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Documented history of need-based financial aid through institutional, state or federal grants-in-aid as an undergraduate. An institutional financial aid officer must certify that the student meets this criterion. In the selection process, the amount of financial need will not be a major determining factor, nevertheless, preference is given to candidates for whom this scholarship would increase the likelihood of being able to attend graduate school.


Application Process


Dartmouth College may nominate one junior for the Beinecke Scholarship. Any student wishing to be nominated must submit the following to the Fellowship Advising office by the campus deadline:

  1. Scholarship and Fellowship Registration Web Form (Submit PRIOR to the campus deadline)
    This form provides Fellowship Advising with the necessary information to open an application file and communicate with you about the application process and important deadlines and considerations. 
  2. Nomination Permission Form and Waiver (Submit PRIOR to the campus deadline)
  3. Official Transcript (with Fall grades). Please request an official transcript online to be sent to 1. You can do this through the Banner Student. For any non-Dartmouth transcripts, please request official copies to be sent to: Fellowship Advising, 6201 Parker House, Hanover, NH 03755.
  4. Application Form
  5. Resume
  6. Personal Statement
  7. Three Recommendation Letters
  8. Financial Aid Sheet

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


Recommendation Letters

All three letters of recommendation must be from faculty members that assess the nominee's intellectual curiosity, character, and potential for advanced graduate study.  Letters should be sent to by email to Fellowship Advising.

For more information on recommendation letters, click here.


Final Application Submission

The Scholarship Advising office will submit your final application with Certification of Eligibility Form to the Beinecke Scholarship Foundation by the application deadline.


Beinecke Application Schedule

Monday, January 22, 2018

Campus Deadline for Nomination Materials

February 14, 2018

Beinecke Application Deadline

May 2018

Beinecke Scholars Announced



Additional Information

Beinecke Scholarship Program Website

Frequently Asked Questions


Last Updated: 7/28/17