Student Fellowships & Awards

The Center for Life Beyond Reed, Division of Student Services

Beinecke Scholarship

Internal Deadline: January 29, 2014
Liaison: Matt Pearson

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» List of previous winners
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Beinecke Scholars receive a total of $34,000 in support of full-time graduate study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship. Funds may supplement support provided by the graduate school.


Applicants must have demonstrated academic ability, be a college junior pursuing a bachelor's degree at the time of application, be a U.S. citizen, and have a documented history of receiving need-based institutional, state, or federal grants-in-aid during college.

Selection Criteria

Reed's Fellowships and Awards Committee will review applications and nominate one person based on the strength of the essay, two letters of support, and financial need.  The Beinecke Scholarship Program selects as scholars 20 nominees who best match its goal: to encourage and enable students who have demonstrated superior levels of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study.

Application Procedure

The committee, working with the registrar and director of financial aid, sends a notice to those students who meet the eligibility requirements. Prospective applicants may request an internal application by completing this online form. 
Contact Michelle Johnson with any questions.