Departments of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences

Beckman Scholars Program Overview

The purpose of the Beckman Scholars Program is to provide exceptionally talented, full-time undergraduate students with a meaningful undergraduate research opportunity, while funding the scholars during their award term in order to preclude the need to seek additional employment.  The research activities shall be centered in the Departments of Chemistry or Molecular Biosciences, under the guidance of a faculty mentor chosen from a list of 15 faculty members in these two departments. The amount of funding for the 2020 Beckman Scholars Program per student is $26,000; $21,000 specifically for the Scholar (as stipend and a travel and supply fund) and $5,000 for the Scholar's Mentor.

The 2020 program will support students during Summer 2020 through the end of Summer 2021.  The Beckman Scholars stipend will support the students to perform part time research (ten hours per week) during the academic year, and full time research for each of the two summers (ten 40-hour weeks per summer).


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