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Beinecke Scholar Announced

Beinecke Scholarship Announced
Spring 2011  

Jamie N. Greenberg '12, a Philosophy major, with a correlate in Russian Studies, has been awarded a Beinecke scholarship to support his graduate studies in Philosophy after graduating from Vassar. Last year, the Fellowship Committee granted Jamie a competitively-awarded Ann Cornelisen Fellowship in Language Study, which allowed him to travel to and study in Russia through the Yale program in St. Petersburg, in support of his correlate program in Russian studies. Jamie is currently studying at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Jamie seeks to understand philosophy in its cultural and political landscapes and he has written of his commitment to a multidisciplinary intellectual framework, including work in cognitive science.  
Vassar is among 106 schools invited to submit an application for consideration. The Committee on Fellowships nominates one person to go forward in the application process and there were 20 scholarships awarded this year.

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 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. Since 1975 the program has selected more than 470 college juniors from more than 100 different undergraduate institutions for support during graduate study at any accredited university.

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 graduated study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies.

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