Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship is a graduate scholarship awarded to applicants in their junior year of college. Candidates should aspire to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences after they complete their undergraduate degree. The award is not intended to fund students planning to acquire professional degrees in law, education, architecture, or business that emphasize practical analysis over theory and research. In addition to academic merit, candidates must also demonstrate financial need (by having qualified for some form of need-based financial aid as an undergraduate). Beinecke Scholars receive $30,000 to fund their graduate education as well as an additional $4,000 immediately to offset the costs associated with applying to graduate school, including travel.  The award, which is broken into two $15,000 payments, must be used within the five year period following graduation, although students who receive other fellowships are allowed to postpone receipt of the Beinecke until the Scholar has completed those programs.

UConn may nominate one student for the Beinecke Scholarship each year. UConn juniors who wish to be considered for the Beinecke Scholarship are strongly encouraged to apply for the University Scholar Program.  All University Scholar applicants who are eligible for the Beinecke Scholarship will automatically be considered for the Beinecke nomination, and the first wave of review for this award will include only U Scholar applicants.  If the committee is unable to identify a Beinecke nominee from the pool of U Scholar applicants, other candidates for nomination may be considered.

The University Scholar Letter of Intent should be submitted by their deadline, which usually falls on or around the second Monday of September.  If you wish to seek nomination for the Beinecke Scholarship and did not submit your letter of intent before the September deadline, please reach out to ONSF Director Vin Moscardelli as soon as possible to discuss your eligibility.

Application Information

  • Letter of Intent Due:  September 11, 2023
  • Campus Deadline: November 6, 2023
  • Final Deadline: 5:00pm, March 29, 2024
  • Eligibility: Juniors
  • Nomination Required: Yes
  • ONSF Contact: Vin Moscardelli
Beinecke Scholar Katherine Jimenez