January 11, 2013
The University of Virginia is one of 10 institutions of higher education to receive a the 2013 Beckman Scholars Award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, which will help further undergraduate research in the sciences.
The award is worth approximately $120,000 over the grant period and will provide scholarships for two undergraduate researchers per year who are working in chemistry, biochemistry and the biological and medical sciences. Each scholarship will provide an undergraduate researcher $19,300 in salary and travel for two summers and one academic year.
“UVa. is very proud of this program because it exemplifies a high impact approach to experiential learning and discovery,” Thomas C. Skalak, vice president for research, said. “Young talent mixed with the distilled experience of multidisciplinary investigators has the potential to create revolutionary ideas that benefit society. This is the modern research university at its best, the ideal in research-based education.”
In addition to U.Va., awards were given to the University of Richmond, St. Olaf College, Tufts University, University of Florida, University of Michigan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Texas at Austin, Wellesley College and William Marsh Rice University.