Beckman Foundation Announces 2021 Beckman Scholars Program Awardees

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

Beckman Scholars Program, est. 1998

"We are excited to announce our 2021 Beckman Scholars Program award winners, a range of universities that includes both past awardees and new institutions we are confident will host excellent research programs for their undergraduates.” Dr. Anne Hultgren, Executive Director

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation announced today the selection of its 2021 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 60 undergraduate scholars at 12 institutions:

  • California State University, San Marcos
  • Chapman University
  • College of William & Mary
  • Furman University
  • Georgia State University
  • Haverford College
  • Hope College
  • North Carolina State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Southern California
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Wellesley College

“The applicant pool for the Beckman Scholars Program was an extremely competitive one and the review process meticulous; we are excited to announce our 2021 Beckman Scholars Program award winners, a range of universities that includes both past awardees and new institutions we are confident will host excellent research programs for their undergraduates,” shared Dr. Anne Hultgren, Executive Director of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. “We look forward to meeting the next cohort of Beckman Scholars, learning more about the research projects they’ll begin this summer, and welcoming them to our upcoming annual Beckman Symposium.”

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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