|Initial Bowdoin Deadline:||December 4, 2013 (noon)|
|Final Bowdoin Deadline:||February 13, 2014 (noon)|
|Campus Contact:||Cindy Stocks, Director of Student Fellowships and Research|
*Information derived from www.beineckescholarship.org
Description. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. (Please note that the selection committee does not respond favorably to nominees planning to attend professional schools such as law, business, or medical.) Since 1975 the program has selected more than 500 college juniors from more than 100 different undergraduate institutions for support during graduate study at any accredited university. For the 2013-14 cycle, the Beinecke Scholarship Program will select 20 new Beinecke Scholars, and Bowdoin College is one of approximately 110 schools invited to nominate a junior for receipt of this prestigious award.
Benefits. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate 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 of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies.
Bowdoin’s Internal Selection Process. Since Bowdoin is only allowed to nominate one Bowdoin student annually for the Beinecke, the Committee will review the materials listed below to select Bowdoin’s nominee. Please bring one packet of the following materials to the Office of Student Fellowships and Research by the “Initial Bowdoin Deadline” (see above):
The six items listed above can either either be hand-delivered to Corey Colwill in 113 Kanbar Hall or electronically submitted as PDFs to .
Materials for Final Consideration.
If you receive Bowdoin’s nomination, it is your responsibility to continue revising and collecting your materials. By the “Final Bowdoin Deadline,” Bowdoin’s nominee must submit the items listed below to the Office of Student Fellowships and Research, which will send all materials directly to the program for further consideration.
The Office of Student Fellowships and Research will be responsible for gathering the following items required for the nomination package:
The Beinecke Scholarship Program will announce the next round of awards on May 1, 2014.
Kiersten King '14
Kiersten, a classical archaeology and anthropology major, was one of twenty juniors selected nationwide to receive the Beinecke Scholarship, which will provide $34,000 towards her graduate education. In her research, Kiersten is currently investigating the archaeological and historical evidence for the role of marginalized groups, including women, working classes, foreigners, and the ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities of the ancient Mediterranean. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Ph.D in Mediterranean archaeology. (Read More)
Sean McElroy '12
A history major and philosophy minor, Sean was one of twenty juniors selected nationwide to receive the Beinecke Scholarship, which will provide $34,000 towards his graduate education. In his research, Sean is currently analyzing the relationship between religion and the history of physics and technology. After graduation, he plans to pursue a Ph.D. in history or the history of science. (Read more)
For a comprehensive list of Bowdoin fellowship winners, click here.