The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has awarded University of Richmond a three-year, $77,200 Beckman Scholars grant for faculty-mentored student research. It is the third consecutive Beckman Scholars award to the university since 2006.

The Beckman grant will provide research scholarships to four highly talented Richmond students over three years. The university selects Beckman Scholars based on their demonstrated commitment to research, strong academic records and potential to become scientific leaders. Each Beckman Scholar will receive $19,300 to support research in a faculty mentor’s laboratory. Scholars will work at least 10-hours each week during the academic year and fulltime during two 10-week summer terms. Funds also cover travel and lab supplies.

University of Richmond is one of 10 colleges and universities that received awards from the Beckman Foundation this year. More than 150 universities were invited to apply.

“Our ability to remain competitive in the Beckman Foundation’s very intense review of science programs at the nation’s best colleges and universities is a testament to our students’ talent and faculty’s mentorship, productivity and enthusiasm for undergraduate research,” said Carol Parish, professor of chemistry and director of Richmond’s Beckman Foundation program.

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Professor of Chemistry
Computational and Theoretical Physical Chemistry