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Beinecke Scholarships

Beinecke Memorial Scholarships carry awards of $34,000 for Graduate Study in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Twenty scholarships are awarded nation-wide each year. UT-Austin will nominate one student for the national competition.

Further information is available on the Beinecke Memorial Scholarship website.

Conditions of Eligibility

  • Be a UT-Austin junior pursuing a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts or Liberal Arts during the 2018-2019 academic year. "Junior" means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a bachelor's degree by August 2020.
  • Demonstrate superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career. UT-Austin applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.8.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years. Evidence of this must be provided on the Financial Data Sheet. The amount of financial need will not be a major determining factor, but preference is given to candidates for whom the scholarship would increase the likelihood of the student's being able to attend graduate school.

Application Materials

  • A completed application form.
  • A current resume.
  • A personal statement of 1,000 words or less, describing his/her background, interests, plans for graduate study and career aspirations. The statement should include a discussion of some experiences and ideas that have shaped those interests, plans and aspirations.
  • An official copy of the UT-Austin transcript.
  • Three letters of recommendation from UT-Austin faculty members that assess the applicant's intellectual curiosity, character and potential for advanced graduate study.
  • A Financial Data Sheet completed by a UT-Austin Financial Services officer, certifying that the applicant qualifies for need-based financial aid.

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Monday, January 14, 2019.

Students should return applications to Dr. Douglas Bruster, Mody C. Boatright Regents Professor in American and English Literature, CLA 2.104, (512) 471-4991

The Liberal Arts Honors Programs
The University of Texas at Austin
Liberal Arts Building (CLA) 2.104
305 East 23rd Street G6210
Austin, Texas 78712-1259

UT Austin Beinecke Scholars

Dhananjay Jagganathan, Plan II/Classics/Psychology/Linguisitics

Ashley Gosselin-Ildari, Anthropology

Melisa E. Gerecci,
Plan II/Art History

Jacob Mackey, Classics

Angelic D. Chaison, Psychology