The Beinecke Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for students with a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid. It provides $34,000 for graduate study towards a PhD or MFA (professional degrees such as law, public policy, education, etc. are not eligible). There are 20 scholarships nationwide each year, and the U is one of only 106 institutions that may nominate students for the scholarship.
In order to be eligible, you must be of junior standing*, have superior intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise, have the intention to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences, and be a U.S. citizen or national with a documented history of receiving financial aid.
There is an information session today, Monday, 10/6, from 12:00-1:00 in 240 Northrop. If you can’t make this session, visit http://www.honors.umn.edu/scholarships or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*The Beinecke program defines “junior” as “a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2014 and August 2015”.