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Beckman Scholars Program

Beckman Scholars Program

 In 2021, CSUSM was 1 of just 12 universities nationwide that received a three-year Beckman Scholars Program award from the Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation. Watch the video below to learn more about the national Beckman Scholars Program. Dr. Arnold Beckman was a prolific inventor, extraordinary chemist, professor at Caltech, and along with Mrs. Beckman a giving philanthropist. Four remarkable CSUSM biology, biotechnology, biochemistry or chemistry undergraduate students who receive this award will become Beckman Scholars and be supported and mentored in an independent research project over two summers and the intervening academic year. 

At CSUSM, each Beckman Scholar will:

  • Over a 15 month period receive $18,200 in stipend support, $2,800 for research supplies and travel, plus $5,000 in support goes to their research mentor for further help with developing a mentor and research plan and supplies
  • receive 1:1 research and career mentoring from their faculty research mentor
  • participate in the CSUSM Summer Scholars and Puentes Programs
  • be provided travel and lodging to the annual Beckman Scholars Research Symposium and other conference opportunities
  • become and be connected with Beckman Scholars alumni who now hold research and professional positions worldwide

Please explore the navigation links at the left to learn how to apply to this scholarship. There will be one scholar award starting in each of Year 1 (2021-2022), Year 2 (2022-2023), and Year 3 (2023-2024), with one additional award in one of these three time periods for a total of four select scholars.

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