Mirabella Smith named a Beinecke Scholar

April 7, 2023

Mirabella Smith, a Values and Public Life certificate student and a junior in the Department of Politics, was awarded a 2023 Beinecke Scholarship. Mirabella was selected to receive a scholarship based on their outstanding record of academic accomplishment, faculty endorsements, and well-conceived future plans outlined in their personal statement. They plan to pursue graduate studies that will allow them "to study flexibly at the intersection of queer and political theory." Mirabella’s professional goal is to find a tenure-track position at an institution of higher learning that prioritizes research.

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 Program awards approximately twenty scholarships annually to undergraduate students in their junior year who intend to pursue a terminal degree (Ph.D. or M.F.A.) in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The Program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of their graduate course of study. Scholars receive a monetary sum to apply toward their graduate studies. Mirabella is a member of the Class of 2024. Congratulations, Mirabella!

Meet the 2023 Beinecke Scholars here.

Read the story on Princeton University's news page here.