Beinecke Scholarship: For juniors who plan graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences

The Beinecke Scholarship Program was established in 1971 to provide substantial support for the graduate education of young scholars of exceptional promise in the arts, humanities, and select social sciences. Beinecke Scholars receive $5,000 prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school as a full-time student (paid directly to the school). There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships, and research grants. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduate study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and must utilize all the funding within five years of receiving their bachelor's degree.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and be a junior who expects to graduate between December 2023 and August 2024. They must also plan to enter a research-focused or creative master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences (i.e., not a JD, MD, MPH, MPP, MBA, MAT, etc.) and pursue a research-based or creative career. Finally, applicants must have a documented history of receiving or being eligible to receive need-based financial aid during college (there is a strong preference for Pell Grant-eligible applicants).

JHU nomination is required to apply for the Beinecke Scholarship. Details about how to seek a nomination are on the JHU National Fellowships Program's profile page for the Beinecke. The campus nomination deadline is Jan. 18, when applicants submit preliminary application materials.

To learn more about applying, email the National Fellowships Program,