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Beinecke Scholarship


The Beinecke Scholarship Program was established in 1971 by the Board of Directors of The Sperry and Hutchinson Company to honor Edwin, Frederick, and Walter Beinecke. The Board created an endowment to provide substantial scholarships for the graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise.

The Scholarship

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 graduated course of study. Since 1975 the program has selected more than 500 college juniors from more than 100 different schools for support during graduate study at any accredited university. Learn how to apply.

Who Should Apply

  • You must be a college junior pursuing a bachelor's degree.
  • You must plan to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. (Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship.)
  • You must have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during your undergraduate years. Primary evidence of meeting this criterion is your history of receiving need-based institutional, state, or federal grants in aid. An institutional financial aid officer will be required to complete a financial data sheet certifying that you meet this criterion.

Learn More

For more information, contact the Fellowships and Scholarships Program, Center for Career Development at or schedule an appointment through Handshake. Also, visit the Beinecke Scholarship website. Students who are interested in being considered for this scholarship will be subject to the internal Davidson nomination process and an on-campus January application deadline.

Recent Davidson Beinecke Scholars

2018 - Leah Mell