Northwestern University

Feb
23
Fri

Beckman Scholars Program Application Deadline

When: Friday, February 23, 2018
All day  

Where: Online

Audience: Student

Contact: Office of Undergraduate Research  

Group: Office of Undergraduate Research

Category: Academic

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Description:

Northwestern is one of 11 universities named in 2017 that offers the Beckman Scholars Program. Beckman Scholars conduct laboratory research for two summers and one academic year (15 consecutive months). Students receive stipends of $6,800 each summer and $4,600 for the academic year. A total of six Scholars will be supported in 2017-2020.

ELIGIBILITY:

Beckman Scholars must:
Be a full time student throughout the duration of the award
Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA
Hold a desire to pursue a PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or other scientific career
Be involved in one of the 13 Beckman Mentor labs (list below)
The Beckman Foundation stipulates a few eligibility criteria outside of those related to mentor selection.
Scholars must be US citizens or permanent residents.
As of the application deadline, first/second/third year students are eligible. The basic criteria is that a Scholar must complete the contiguous 15 month Scholar tenure from May to the following August. Students anticipating a graduation date next year, for example, are eligible provided they commit to completing their research during the summer following graduation. All Scholars present posters at the annual Beckman Scholars Symposium in August of their second summer. There are no exceptions to these policies.
Study abroad of any type is not allowed during the Scholar tenure, so all activities of this type must either be completed prior to May (beginning of Scholar tenure), or initiated following August (second August, end of the Scholar tenure).

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