Beinecke Scholarship – Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

The Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarships are merit- and need-based scholarships awarded to students seeking to gain a graduate degree in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Current juniors who are U.S. citizens are eligible.  The selection criteria include demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise. This is also demonstrated by the breadth of coursework taken by a student; thus, many strictly performance majors may be at a disadvantage in this competition. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. While eligible, applications for professional degrees such as law or business are generally not competitive. Most recipients are students who look forward to obtaining a PhD in an academic discipline.
Nominees should have received need-based financial aid at Illinois, and preference is given to candidates for whom the awarding of significant financial aid would increase the likelihood of the student’s being able to attend graduate school. Read more about recent Illinois Beinecke Scholars.
The required campus deadline for this award is January 26, 2015 at 12:00pm (noon).
Join us for our two-day Beinecke informational event (all sessions are held in the Illini Union Bookstore, 5th Floor, Room 514):
·         Thursday, November 6, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.—Information session and discussion with former Beinecke Scholar
·         Friday, November 7, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.—Workshop on how to craft a Beinecke Application
More information on this award, including the campus endorsement process, can be found here.  To make an appointment to discuss whether the Beinecke Scholarship is right for you, please contact us at
Richelle Bernazzoli, Ph.D.
Scholarships Coordinator
National and International Scholarships Program  |  University of Illinois