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Beckman Scholars Application 

Program eligibility criteria and application components are below. Students targeting Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. programs who do not have prior research experience are especially welcome to apply.

Program Eligibility

  • Undergraduate Oklahoma State University student
  • Full-time enrollment throughout the duration of the award
  • Good academic standing
  • Enrolled in a degree program within one of these OSU departments:
    • Chemistry
    • Integrative Biology
    • Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
    • Physics
  • U.S. Citizen,  or Permanent Resident, or DACA recipient.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Plans to pursue PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degree; or other scientific path

The selection committee will apply a holistic review

of all eligible applicants.


beckman scholar in front of computer

Receiving this scholarship is a game changer in my academic and professional trajectory.

- Nina Parvin
Beckman Scholar 23-24


Application Components

  • Student Details and Contact Information
  • Academic Information
  • Confirmation of eligibility
  • Research interest topics
  • Goals Essay (750 words)
    • What would being an OSU Beckman Scholar mean to you, and how would it help you achieve your career goals?
  • Inclusion Essay (750 words)
    • Describe your commitment to diversity and inclusivity as a Beckman Scholar and beyond.
  • Resume or CV (PDF format)






Process and Timeline

  • Application review will begin after the deadline on February 19, 2024.
  • Applicants who are selected for the interview round will be notified in March. 
  • Interviews will take place in late March.
  • The 2024-2025 OSU Beckman Scholars will be announced in April.
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