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Beckman Scholars Program

» Beckman Scholars Application

Mentor Selection

Prior to submitting an application, you need to identify up to two possible faculty mentors from the approved list with whom you would like to conduct research. After submitting the application and if notified to move forward with submitting a research proposal, you will be encouraged to meet with the potential Faculty Mentors you selected to further gauge compatible research interests. You will then select a Faculty Mentor and develop your research proposal together. If selected as a Beckman Scholar, you and your mentor will expand your research plan to include specific objectives and a proposed timeline.

Application Timeline

The application deadline is Friday, December 15, 2023.

After you submit your application, you will be notified to move forward with submitting your research proposal. Proposal submissions are due Friday, February 2, 2024.

Proposals will then be reviewed and students moving forward will be invited to interview. Interviews will take place March 11-15, 2024.

Scholar selection will conclude by April 5, 2024.

To Apply

Stary by filling out the application form below. You will need to upload a resume, personal statement and the name and email addresses of your two recommenders.  

Personal Statement Prompt:

The 15-month Beckman Scholars Program (BSP) encourages and supports promising undergraduate students in chemistry, biochemistry and biological sciences to conduct important and impactful research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. If you are interested in this opportunity, tell us about yourself, your interest in research, your research experience if any (limit to one paragraph), and how you feel this program will benefit you for your future professional goals and potentially help you achieve a leading role in the sciences. (1-2 pages, 1000 word maximum).  


Elaine Benaksas Schwartz, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of External Relations
Keck Center 229