2021 Beckman Scholars Program at WVU
The Beckman Scholars Program provides in-depth, sustained undergraduate research experiences for exceptionally talented, full-time undergraduate students at WVU. Beckman Scholars perform research activities part-time (ten hours per week) during one academic year, and full-time over two consecutive summers (ten 40-hour weeks each summer). Beckman Scholars must commit to the 15-month contiguous program and must intend to research with one of the 13 approved Faculty Mentors. The Program provides $26,000 of financial support for the Beckman Scholar and mentor (Beckman Scholar: $18,200 stipend and $2,800 supply/travel; mentor: $5,000 stipend).
Summer 2021 Beckman Scholar Program Dates: Anticipated as May 24 - July 30, 2021
Currently, the 2021 Beckman Scholars Program at West Virginia University is being planned as an onsite program according to schedule. Due to the ongoing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability for an onsite program may change at any time. Please note that WVU may cancel or shift (from onsite to virtual) the 2021 Beckman Scholars Program if, in WVU’s sole discretion, the state of the COVID-19 pandemic has not improved sufficiently for WVU to safely hold the program.
Who should apply?
- full-time undergraduate students in good academic standing (min. 3.5 GPA) at time of application and for award duration;
- students in their freshmen, sophomore, or junior years;
- students intending to pursue advanced science degrees (PhD, MD, or MD/PhD) or other scientific pursuits;
- citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions;
- students majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, chemical or biomedical engineering, or medical sciences;
- students intending to pursue an independent research project under the auspices of an approved full-time Faculty Mentor from the following list: Sadie Bergeron, Andrew Dacks, Kevin Daly, Cerasela Zoica Dinu, Jennifer Gallagher, Lisa Holland, Jessica Hoover, David Klinke, Justin Legleiter, Blake Mertz, Daniel Panaccione, Brian Popp, or Janet Tou;
- students who possess strong oral and written communication skills, and demonstrated leadership and research experience;
- students who exhibit indications that they will contribute to the scientific research community within their discipline and beyond over an extended career
To apply, applicants should (i) click on the application link; (ii) register for an account (unless applicant already has a WVU Survey Monkey Apply account); (iii) send verification link and verify email account (if needed); (iv) skip the eligibility quiz (leave it blank or enter anything); (v) apply by completing all 5 parts (Mark as Complete) of the application (Student Application/Form, Resume/CV Upload, Transcript Upload, Faculty Endorsements/Rec Letters, and Research Project Proposal); and (vi) Review & Submit the application.
Please read the Instructions (click on "Instructions" to the right of "Your tasks") prior to beginning the 2021 Beckman Scholar Program Application.