To be eligible for this 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 2009-2010 academic year. “Junior” means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2010 and August 2011.
* 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 significantly increase the likelihood of the student’s being able to attend graduate school.
To learn more about this opportunity and the campus application process, please attend a Beinecke Scholarship Information Session in 120 MGH:
* November 17, 2009 from 12:30pm to 1:20pm
* November 30, 2009 from 2:30pm to 3:20pm
Campus applications are due January 12, 2010.
Additional information and application instructions for the Beinecke Scholarship are available at the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards website: