For the first time, Barnard College has been named a recipient of the prestigious Beckman Scholars Program award. Funded by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, this three-year award was established to provide exceptionally talented undergraduate scholars with meaningful research opportunities in the sciences. Barnard is one of 12 institutions receiving the award this year.

Over the next three years, four outstanding students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, and Neuroscience & Behavior will be selected as Beckman Scholars during their second year on campus after a rigorous application and review process. Each Beckman Scholar will receive funding for two summers and one academic year of research, in addition to hands-on guidance and support from her faculty member and additional funds for activities such as traveling to conferences. Each scholar will be mentored by one of 13 faculty members from the respective science departments, all of whom helped put together the College's proposal for the award.

Barnard's Beckman Scholars will be in a distinguished group of undergraduate science students from across the United States who have been singled out for their brilliance and potential in scientific research.

The first cohort of scholars will begin their research in the summer of 2015. Information about the application process for this program will be distributed in the coming weeks.

Learn more about the Beckman Scholars Program award.