Beckman Scholars Program

There is no satisfactory substitute for excellence.
- Arnold Beckman

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation supports scientific education and research through a variety of programs including the Beckman Scholars Program, designed to stimulate, encourage and support research activities by exceptionally talented undergraduates who have shown the potential to become the scientific leaders of tomorrow. Research through the Beckman Scholars Program shall be conducted under the guidance of a Yale faculty member in one of the participating departments: Biomedical Engineering; Chemistry; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry; Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.

Each Beckman Scholar will receive support to carry out research during one academic year (2017-2018) and two summers (ten weeks each in the summers of 2017 and 2018).  Awards are normally made to sophomores to support research during a period extending from the summer following the sophomore year through the summer following the junior year. In exceptional cases, an award may be made to a junior who commits to a research program extending from the summer following the junior year through the summer following the senior year.

Students interested in applying and for detailed information, please read the Beckman Scholars Program full instructions.

The application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017, 4:30pm. Students must apply through the Student Grants & Fellowships database.

Questions? contact Donalee Slater at

Yale College’s Beckman Scholars


Colin Hemez ‘19, Biomedical Engineering & History of Art

Rachel Putman, ‘19, Biomedical Engineering

Alexander Epstein ‘18, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Sarah Ludwin-Peery ‘18, Chemistry
Angela Liu ‘17, Biomedical Engineering
Eve Roth ‘16, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Micheline Soley ’13, Chemistry
Derek Park ’13, Biology

Kavitha Anandalingam ’13, Biomedical Engineering
Chris Cho ’12, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Alicia Darnell ’12, Biology
Durga Thakral ‘12, Biomedical Engineering

Rachel Lee ‘11, Biology
Jonathan Russell ‘11, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Blair Benham-Pyle ‘10, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Michael Vishnevetsky ‘10, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry 

Sun Jin Lee ‘09, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Stephany Tzeng ‘09, Biomedical Engineering

Bennett Lane ‘08, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Aaron Ring ‘08, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Daniel Rosenfeld ‘07, Chemistry
Rebecca Voorhees ‘07, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Chewie Lin ‘06, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Eleanor Marshall ‘06, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Anoop Patel ‘05, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Courtney Stritar ‘05, Chemistry

Peter Anthony ‘04, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Natasha Keith ‘04, Chemistry
Srinivas Viswanathan ‘04, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Margaret Ebert ‘03, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Gautam Bahl ‘01, Biomedical Engineering
Whitney Bowe ‘01, Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
Barry Fine ‘00, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Matthew Torres ‘01, Chemistry