Beckman Foundation Announces 2023 Beckman Scholars Program Awardees

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Fourteen Institutions to Receive Over $2.1M in Science Funding for Undergraduate Researchers

This is an image of a program logo in the shape of a hexagon. The colors used are blue, black, and red with negative space in white. At the top of the hexagon, which is shaded blue, an atom graphic is reversed out in white. Just beneath it, the word Beckman is shown in black, block letters. Just beneath that, the words Scholars and Program are displayed on two lines in blue. Finally, the program's inaugural year, 1998, is displayed in red.

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"Each of our awarded institutions have committed to hosting unique and engaging research programs for their diverse and talented undergraduate researchers and it will be exciting to see their progress during the award." - Dr. Anne Hultgren

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation announced today the selection of its 2023 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.

Each awardee institution will receive funding to support six Scholar-Mentor pairs, with two Scholars named per year for the three-year award term. This year’s award is comprised of more than $2.1 million in funding for 84 undergraduate Scholars at the following 14 institutions (alpha ordered):

  • California State University, East Bay
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Louisiana State University
  • Miami University
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Pomona College
  • Smith College
  • Tufts University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Rochester
  • Washington University in St. Louis

“Historically, the applicant pool for this exceptional program has been very competitive, and this year was no exception. We look forward to meeting the 2023 cohort of Scholars at our upcoming annual Beckman Symposium and learning more about their research projects,” shared Dr. Anne Hultgren, Executive Director of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. “Each of our awarded institutions have committed to hosting unique and engaging research programs for their diverse and talented undergraduate researchers and it will be exciting to see their progress during the award.”

The Beckman Scholars Program is a 15-month mentored research experience for exceptional undergraduate students in chemistry, biological sciences, and interdisciplinary combinations thereof.

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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