Beinecke Scholarship

For graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Applicants must be JUNIORS who have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise; U.S. citizens or nationals; and must have received need-based financial aid. Amount of award is approximately $34,000. 20 awards nationwide to candidates from select institutions, including the U of M-Twin Cities. The U may endorse one candidate.


This scholarship requires a nomination from the University of Minnesota in order to apply at the national or international level. The Office for National and International Scholarships organizes the nomination process, consults with all interested students on assembling competitive applications, works with nominees to prepare for all stages of national competition, and publicizes results.


Application Deadline: 
January 13, 2022 (campus); February 9, 2022 (national)
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University of MN Recipients


  • 2015 – Edward Chappell, History and English
  • 2010 – Paige Patchin, History and Geography
  • 2009 – Dustin Chacón, Linguistics
  • 2008 – Jeffrey Hunger, Psychology
  • 2006 – Sarah Hampton, Anthropology