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Beckman Foundation Announces 2018 Beckman Scholars Program Awardees

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

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.

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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.”