Dino Kadich
Dino Kadich

UA Junior Named 2017 Beinecke Scholar

Dino Kadich, a UA junior in the Honors College, has been named 2017 Beinecke Scholar, receiving one of 20 Beinecke Scholarships awarded nationally.
May 1, 2017
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The UA's Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships facilitates the application process for UA students applying for national fellowships and scholarships. To learn more, contact Emily Kotay, the scholarship advisor for the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships, at 520-621-0162 or emkotay@email.arizona.edu.

Dino Kadich, a University of Arizona student in the Honors College, has been selected as a 2017 Beinecke Scholar, which will provide funding for graduate school.

The Beinecke Scholarship was established in 1971 by the board of The Sperry and Hutchinson Company to honor Edwin, Frederick and Walter Beinecke. The board created an endowment to encourage highly motivated and talented students to pursue a graduate degree in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.

"Winning the Beinecke Scholarship is an enormous honor," said Kadich, the first UA student to receive the scholarship. "It has opened up a world of possibilities for me."

With help from the Beinecke Scholarship, Kadich plans to pursue a doctorate degree in geography, eventually becoming a professor.

Kadich is double-majoring in geography and Africana studies. Arriving in Tucson as a refugee with roots in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kadich is researching youth and their identities in societies were social divisions are particularly visible, such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a result of a legacy of violence.

His research has taken him to Sarajevo, where he has undertaken research examining youth hip-hop culture and how it cultivates a united sense of appreciation and nostalgia for the city in its youth.

Kadich is involved in Arizona Model United Nations serving as the Secretary General, and he is also a UA Magellan Circle Scholar. He has several research experiences to his credit, serves as a preceptor in geography, and will present a paper at the American Association of Geographers' annual meeting.

Recently, Kadich was selected as a UA Pillar of Excellence due to his outstanding scholarly achievements and extracurricular involvement.

"I hope to use this funding to continue my work in geography," Kadich said, "and in particular to engage in participatory research with young people about how they imagine and work to build the future they want."