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 1 student per year, and up to 20 Beinecke Scholarships are awarded nationally per year)
October through January 13
- Thoroughly read Beinecke website: http://fdnweb.org/beinecke
- Schedule a minimum of 3 advising appointments with Lesha Greene 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.
- Discuss your choice of letter writers with Lesha ASAP.
- Get a commitment from 3 recommendation writers.
- Prepare recommendation packets (follow instructions on National Scholarships website): See more information here.
- Give 3 recommendation writers a SOLID draft of your application BEFORE THEY COMPLETE THEIR LETTERS.
January 13, 2019 - First Campus Deadline
- Email your completed Beinecke application (personal statement, unofficial transcripts, completed financial data sheet, and resume or CV) to Lesha Greene, LEG78@pitt.edu.
- Faculty should EMAIL an attachment of their LORs to Lesha Greene, LEG78@pitt.edu.
- Campus committee meets to select 1 Pitt nominee.
- Campus selection committee feedback is given to the nominee. The nominee continues to work on application until final campus deadline.
February 8, 2019 - 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.