KU junior will compete for the Beinecke Scholarship

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas has nominated a junior for the Beinecke Fellowship Program. Each year, the Beinecke Scholarship offers 20 scholarships to undergraduate students who intend to pursue a research-oriented master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Selected students receive $30,000 to use for graduate school and $4,000 in their senior year.

Winners will be announced in April.

KU’s nominee is Anna Madrigal of Shawnee, a junior major in history and political science and minor in Spanish, European studies, and global and international studies. Madrigal is the daughter of Pedro and Laura Madrigal and a graduate of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. She plans to get a master’s degree and work for a nonprofit community group focused on public history in Kansas City. She resides at Douthart Scholarship Hall, where she is both secretary and representative of the All Scholarship Hall Council. 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 in the Department of History under the direction of Jonathan Hagel, assistant professor of history education, in which Madrigal is working on a podcast to highlight research in history.

Only 135 colleges and universities across the country are invited to nominate a student for the scholarship each year. KU is the only participating institution in Kansas. At KU, the nomination process is coordinated by the Scholarships Office.

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 council has established an endowment to provide substantial scholarships for the higher education of exceptionally promising young people. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and college juniors who demonstrate superior standards of intellectual ability, academic achievement, and personal promise during their undergraduate career.

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