Beinecke Scholarship 2018 - Pitt Campus Process

National Scholarships Contacts:

Judy Zang, jaz36@pitt.edu, 412-624-3697
Ian Riggins,
ipr5@pitt.edu, 412-628-3698

 

Characteristics of Potential Beinecke Scholar

  • Major in the arts, humanities, or social sciences
  • Documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during your undergraduate years (you can have a full scholarship to Pitt if you can demonstrate that without the scholarship you would have financial need)
  • Superior scholastic achievement (close to a 3.8 or 3.9 GPA)
  • Scholarly research experience
  • Intent to pursue a master’s degree or PhD in the arts, humanities, or social sciences
  • Extremely competitive (Pitt can only nominate one student per year, and 14 Beinecke Scholarships are awarded nationally per year)

 

OCTOBER THROUGH JANUARY 8

  • Thoroughly read Beinecke website: http://fdnweb.org/beinecke
  • Schedule a minimum of three advising appointments with Ian Riggins or Judy Zang to discuss drafts of your application before January 8 campus deadline.
  • Complete the financial data sheet with someone from the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.
  • Seek appropriate letter writers who can speak to your intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise.

 

JANUARY 8, 2017 - FIRST CAMPUS DEADLINE

  • Email your completed Beinecke application (personal statement, unofficial transcripts, completed financial data sheet, and resume or CV) to Ian Riggins, ipr5@pitt.edu, and Judy Zang, jaz36@pitt.edu.
  • Faculty should EMAIL an attachment of their LORs to Ian Riggins, ipr5@pitt.edu, and Judy Zang, jaz36@pitt.edu.
     

MID-LATE JANUARY

  • Campus committee meets to select one Pitt nominee. 
  • Campus selection committee feedback is given to the nominee. The nominee continues to work on application until final campus deadline. 

 

FEBRUARY 7, 2018 – FINAL CAMPUS DEADLINE

  • Submit a hard copy of your final Beinecke application (personal statement, official transcripts, completed financial data sheet, and resume or CV) to the National Scholarships Office.
  • Faculty should deliver hard copies of their LORs to the National Scholarships Office.