Skip to main content
Home >

The Beinecke Scholarship Program

EligibilityNominationLetters of RecommendationFinal Application SubmissionApplication Schedule and DeadlinesAdditional InformationBeinecke Scholarship Program Website

Description

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 graduated course of study. Twenty (20) scholarships will be awarded in 2014. 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. In the absence of institutional support or limits, scholars may receive a maximum award of $15,000 per year.

In 1998, the board of The Sperry Fund decided to limit eligibility for the award to students planning to attend graduate school in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

top

Eligibility

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

  • 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 in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship.
  • Be a United States 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 during his or her undergraduate years. Primary evidence of meeting this criterion is a student's history of receiving need-based institutional, state or federal grants-in-aid. An institutional financial aid officer will be required to complete a Financial Data Sheet certifying 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 the awarding of a scholarship would increase the likelihood of the student's being able to attend graduate school.

top

Nomination

Dartmouth College may nominate one junior for the Beinecke Scholarship. Any student wishing to be nominated must submit the following to the Scholarship Advising office by January 27, 2014:

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

top

Letters of Recommendation

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 Scholarship Advising, 6201 Parker House, Hanover, NH 03755 or HB 6201.

For more information on recommendation letters, click here.

top

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 of February 21, 2014.

top

Beinecke Application Schedule

January 27, 2014

Campus Deadline for Nomination Materials

February 21, 2014

Beinecke Application Deadline

May 2014

Beinecke Scholars Announced

 

top

Additional Information

Beinecke Scholarship Program Website

Email Scholarship Advising

Frequently Asked Questions

top

Last Updated: 11/5/13