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Beinecke Scholarship

Open to US citizens only

Deadline: December 1 2022

Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship provides scholarships for juniors planning to pursue a research-focused master’s or doctoral program or MFA in the arts, humanities, or social sciences, with a strong preference for Pell Grant recipients.  Each scholar receives $4,000 upon completion of their undergraduate studies, and a total additional $30,000 for support of graduate study.  Applicants should have a strong academic record at Penn and must have a history of being eligible for need-based financial aid.

Beinecke Scholars have gone on to receive major fellowships such as the Rhodes, Marshall, and Fulbright Scholarships.

Penn Deadline: December 1, 2022, 4:00pm

Penn’s Application Process

The Beinecke Scholarship accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to Penn’s nominee, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of December 1, 2022, 4:00pm.

  • Start a CURF Fellowships Nomination Request for the Beinecke Scholarship.
  • As soon as you have arranged for letters of recommendation from at least three Penn faculty members, request letters via the Fellowships Nomination Request process. Recommendation letters for the Beinecke Scholarship must be written by faculty in the applicant's field (or a closely allied field) who have taught you and/or supervised your research. Letters should focus primarily on the nominee’s academic strength, intellectual curiosity, and potential for advanced graduate study in their field. In particular, Beinecke recommendation letters should address:
    • How does the candidate’s academic ability in their field compare to their peers?
    • Why is the candidate’s specific focus of research unique or important?
    • How is the candidate particularly well-suited to pursue their specific research (academic strength, research experience, other factors)?
    • Why are the graduate schools identified by the candidate a good fit for the candidate and their research interests?
  • Upload a single PDF which combines your Beinecke application form, resume, unofficial transcript from Penn InTouch (and other institutions, if relevant), and personal statement.  You will use the same process as above.
  • If you do not receive an email confirming your submission within 4 hours, please IMMEDIATELY. email to make sure CURF has received your submission.
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions.  


Contact Information

Dr. Wallace Genser
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships 
The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk 
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6224
Please call 215-746-6488 to schedule an appointment

Fellowship Availability


Fellowship Type

Graduate Study

Fellowship Eligibility