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Beinecke Scholarship Campus Nomination Timeline

Beinecke Scholarship 

2017-18 UR Campus Nomination Timeline

(This is a junior-year competition for a fellowship to support future graduate study in arts, humanities, or social science fields; must be expecting bachelor's degree between December 2018 and August 2019. Only U.S. citizens and nationals from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands may apply. Selection based on achievement and promise (minimum 3.7 GPA recommended), but candidates must also have a history of receiving need-based financial aid.

Please be advised that before we nominate you or endorse your candidacy for a fellowship competition, we will perform a conduct and academic honesty check to confirm that you are in good disciplinary and academic standing. Click here for the release/waiver form; please sign and return to the Fellowships Office by November 1.

Monday, September 25:  Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ) due. Questionnaire is required to be considered for nomination and must be submitted before the first draft of the Beinecke application and essay. 

NB: After submission of the FPQ, students should schedule an appointment with the Director of Fellowships (Belinda Redden). Call 585-276-5869 or stop by Fellowships Office in Dewey 4-209B and see Ms. Robinson to make appointment.

Tuesday, November 28, 12pm EST: Draft application and essay due for initial feedback. Submit via e-mail attachment to Fellowships Office. 

Friday, January 12, 12pm EST: Revised draft of complete Beinecke application, the Beinecke Financial Aid Form, and all three recommendation letters due for campus committee review process. For internal selection process, it is preferred that references be uploaded to the secure File Request folder on Dropbox. Be sure to provide referees with Beinecke Scholarship Program overview and selection criteria, as well as the latest draft of your application essay.

Mid-January: Beinecke Campus Nominating Committee meets to select nominee.


Sunday, February 11, 12pm EST: Complete, final, revised Beinecke Scholarship application and final recommendation letters due for nominee.

*** Prospective candidates may come to the Fellowships Office to review essays submitted by previous UR Beinecke Scholarship nominees & winners. ***