By Ralph Derickson
students selected in each of the three years will
receive scholarships totaling $17,600 to support their
undergraduate work for two summers and one academic
15, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) --
The University of Kentucky has been selected as one
of only five Research 1 universities in the nation
entitled to award Beckman Foundation undergraduate
research scholarships totaling $105,000 over the next
three years to six students.
selected in each of the three years will receive scholarships
totaling $17,600 to support their undergraduate work
for two summers and one academic year.
Foundation awards will be awarded to students conducting
undergraduate research work in chemistry, biochemistry
and biological and medical sciences. The students
will be mentored in their work by top UK faculty members
in each of those disciplines.
Foundation spokesperson Kathleen Murphy said UK competed
against 61 other Research 1 universities in the Carnegie
Institute designation of schools to receive the scholarships.
Other Research 1 institutions authorized to grant
undergraduate research awards to their students are
Boston, Duke and Washington universities and the University
of California at Los Angeles.
Lee T. Todd Jr. announced the new research scholarships
during his inauguration address at UK today.
Foundation was founded by Arnold Beckman of Irvine,
Calif., who made his fortune designing and manufacturing