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Beinecke Scholarship Campus Nomination Timeline

Beinecke Scholarship 

2019-20 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 2020 and August 2021
  • 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)
  • 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.

Monday, November 4:
  • Fill out the Prospective Applicant Form and the Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ). FPQ is required to be considered for nomination and must be submitted before the first draft of the Beinecke application and essay.
  • After submission, schedule a meeting with the Director of Fellowships (Belinda Redden). Call 585-276-5869 or stop by Fellowships Office in Dewey 4-209B to make appointment.
Monday, December 2, 12pm EST:
Monday, January 13, 12pm EST:
  • Revised draft of complete Beinecke application, the Beinecke Financial Aid Form, and all three recommendation letters due for campus committee review. Official UR transcript not necessary at this time.
  • Three recommendation letters due for campus committee review process. Please share this secure link with your RECOMMENDERS. Submitted letters should be on letterhead, signed, dated, and saved as a .pdf file. Be sure to provide referees with Beinecke Scholarship overview and selection criteria. Recommendation letter files should be named according to this format: Student Last Name_Beinecke Rec_Recommender Last Name (e.g., Smith_Beinecke Rec_Jones).
Mid-January: Beinecke Campus Nominating Committee meets to select nominee.
Sunday, February 9, 3pm EST: Complete, final, revised Beinecke Scholarship application and final recommendation lettersdue for nominee.
  • *** Prospective candidates may come to the Fellowships Office to review essays submitted by previous UR Beinecke Scholarship nominees & winners. ***