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All students planning to submit a Beckman Scholars application must first submit an intent to apply by January 21st 2020

Eligibility Requirements

    • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or it possessions.
    • Applicants must have completed at least three semesters of coursework
    • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average above 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, as of Spring 2020.

Required applications materials

  • A curriculum vitae
  • An unofficial copy of student transcript from Lion Path
  • A two page research proposal written by the applying student.
  • A one page statement of goals written by the applying student.
  • Two letters of recommendation provided by faculty members (emailed directly from faculty member to lks165@psu.edu).
    • One of the two letters of recommendation must be provided by the proposed research mentor.

Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic excellence, including courses taken and grade point average
  2. Research excellence, including importance and feasibility of the proposed research, and scholarship of the research proposal
  3. Support from the proposed Mentor
  4. Demonstration of potential for success in graduate or medical school and leadership in a scientific career.

Applications are not being accepted at this time.