Beckman Scholars Program - Introduction

Does research interest you? Do you think you'd like to become a research scientist? How would you like to enter a program designed to maximize your research experience?

Then, the Beckman Scholars Program (funded by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation) in Molecular Sciences might just be what you're looking for!)

This program is meant to provide students in the College the best opportunity to develop the skills that will promote their success during their graduate and post-graduate training and begin building tools for independence and leadership in molecular sciences. In addition to working in the laboratory of a UChicago mentor you will meet weekly with other undergraduate researchers on campus to develop judgment, insight and critical thinking skills.

The Beckman Scholars Program is aimed towards current Second-year students in the College, or Third-years who commit to working in his/her mentor's lab for two full summers.  The program provides a total award of $19,300, as follows:

Summer fellowships ($6000 each summer)     $12,000
Academic year fellowship     4,000
Travel and supply award (academic year)     1,600
Travel and supply award (over two summers)     1,700

Full-time commitment is required during the summers; you may not take courses other than that associated with the Beckman Scholars program, nor can you hold another paying job. Beckman Scholars must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Finally, during their second summer in the program, Beckman Scholars are required to attend the Beckman Scholars Symposium sponsored by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, held annually at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, California in mid-summer.