LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas has nominated a junior for the Beinecke Scholarship Program. Each year the Beinecke Scholarship offers 20 scholarships to undergraduates who intend to pursue a research-focused master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Selected students receive $30,000 to be used for graduate study and $4,000 in their senior year.
Award recipients will be announced in April.
KU’s nominee is Anna Madrigal from Shawnee, a junior majoring in history and political science and minoring in Spanish, European studies and global & international studies. Madrigal is the daughter of Pedro and Laura Madrigal and a graduate of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. She plans to earn a master's degree and work for a nonprofit community group focused on public history in Kansas City. She is a resident of Douthart Scholarship Hall, where she serves as both secretary and as an All Scholarship Hall Council representative. Madrigal is also a member of KU’s Multicultural Scholars Program, Phi Alpha Theta and Mortar Board. This spring, she is participating in a research internship within the Department of History under the supervision of Jonathan Hagel, assistant teaching professor of history, in which Madrigal is working on a podcast to showcase research in history.
Only 135 colleges and universities around the country are invited to nominate one student for the scholarship each year. KU is the only participating institution in Kansas. At KU, the nomination process is coordinated by the Office of Fellowships.
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 people of exceptional promise. Candidates should be U.S. citizens and college juniors who demonstrate superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during their undergraduate career.