OSU Beckman Scholars Program
Beckman ExcellenceHigh-caliber training for OSU's bright and energetic young investigators.
OSU is thrilled to offer the prestigious Beckman Scholars Program to support research potential among highly-motivated chemistry and life science students.
OSU received a highly-selective Beckman Scholars Program (BSP) award in 2023 from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. The OSU Beckman Scholars program is a prestigious, 15-month research experience for highly-motivated undergraduates in the disciplines of chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physiology, physics, and microbiology. Selected scholars will conduct independent research under the guidance of one the program's dedicated expert faculty mentors. OSU Beckman Scholars receive individualized research mentorship, alongside additional training in scientific communication, leadership, and community building. OSU BSP supports students in their pursuit of Ph.D. M.D. or M.D/Ph.D degrees. OSU BSP especially welcomes applicants who have no prior research experience.
Meet our ScholarsWelcome our first-ever scholar-mentor pairs to the OSU Beckman Scholars Program
All interested and eligible students are encouraged to apply. Prior research experience is not required.
- Applications due March 24, 2023
- Finalists selected in April
- Scholar awardees announced in May
OSU BSP Mentors
Beckman Scholars work with outstanding scientists devoted to the success of their student researchers.
- Programs mentors are pre-selected
- Applicants do NOT need to identify a mentor
- Scholars will be matched with mentors in the scholar's area of interest
Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation
"There is no satisfactory substitute for excellence."
OSU Beckman Scholars Program Leadership
Dr. Rachael Eaton BSP Director; CAS Program Manager for Student Research405firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Erika Lutter BSP Principal Investigator and Mentor; Associate Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics405email@example.com
Dr. Kristen Baum CAS Associate Dean for Research405firstname.lastname@example.org