Beckman Foundation Announces 2018 Beckman Scholars Program Awardees

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Twelve Institutions to Receive $1.5 million in Science Funding for Undergraduate Researchers

“In the 20 years of Beckman Scholars, this award has provided more than $27 million to over 1,300 undergraduate students, enabling each of them to conduct a unique 15 month research project with a faculty mentor." - Dr. Anne Hultgren, Executive Director of the Beckman Foundation

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation announced today the selection of its 2018 class of Beckman Scholars Program Awardees, U.S. colleges and universities which underscore the Foundation’s mission of supporting basic research in the chemistry and life sciences. The institutions were selected after a rigorous application process which included a two-part review led by a panel of scientific experts.

This year’s award is comprised of more than $1.5 million in funding for 58 undergraduate scholars at 12 universities:

Amherst College
Barnard College
Boston College
Case Western Reserve University
College of William and Mary
Furman University
Haverford College
Hope College
Texas A&M University
Union College
University of Arizona
University of Idaho

“In the 20 years of Beckman Scholars, this award has provided more than $27 million to over 1,300 undergraduate students, enabling each of them to conduct a unique 15 month research project with a faculty mentor,” shared Dr. Anne Hultgren, Executive Director of the Beckman Foundation. “We’re excited to recognize our newest awardees, learn about their early progress at our upcoming annual Symposium, and celebrate with all of our program alumni during this milestone year.”

About the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Located in Irvine, California, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation supports researchers and nonprofit research institutions in making the next generation of breakthroughs in chemistry and the life sciences. Founded in 1978 by 20th century scientific instrumentation pioneer Dr. Arnold O. Beckman, the Foundation supports United States institutions and young scientists whose creative, high-risk, and interdisciplinary research will lead to innovations and new tools and methods for scientific discovery. For more information, visit beckman-foundation.org.
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