College of Intigrative Sciences

Beckman Scholars Program

The Wesleyan Beckman Scholars Program is designed to advance the education, research training and personal development of exceptionally talented students in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, and the biological sciences. Scholars are selected on a competitive basis, and conduct research in chemical or biological sciences over two years under the direction of a Wesleyan faculty member in one of the participating departments: Biology; Chemistry; Molecular Biology and Biochemistry; Physics.

Beckman Scholars receive a total stipend of $18,200 to carry out research at Wesleyan with an approved Beckman mentor.  The stipend is split among two summers ($6,800 each summer), as well support during the academic year between these summers ($4,600). In addition, Scholars have up to $2,800 available to support scientific supplies and travel. Beckman mentors also receive funds to support expenses related to mentoring.  Beckman scholars are expected to complete a senior thesis based on their research. Awards are normally made to sophomores to support research during the summer following the sophomore year through the summer following the junior year.

The Beckman Scholars Program is supported by a grant from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.  Wesleyan is one of 12 institutions awarded a Scholars Program in 2016.