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Apply by February 1, 2023


Upload Faculty Letter of Recommendation

For the Beckman Scholar applicant's submission to be complete, two letters of recommendation must be received by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on February 1, 2023.

Upload by Noon on Feb. 1, 2023





The Beckman Scholars SUCCESS program welcomes applications from all undergraduate students. As part of the SUCCESS Scholars program, we seek to enhance the educational benefits of a diverse student body. 

** All materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted by 12 p.m. (noon) on February 1, 2023. Please do not wait to submit your application.


  1. Complete online application 

    • Note: The application will NOT be saved until submitted - applicants must complete the application in its entirety, including uploading all required documents. Once the application is submitted no further changes can be made. 

  2. Resume/CV   (2-page maximum)

  3.  An unofficial UK transcript

  4.  Two-page personal statement describing previous research experience, post-baccalaureate education and career goals, and how SUCCESS will help applicant achieve those goals.

  5.  Three-page research proposal, developed by the candidate, describing the importance of the research project, a clear hypothesis statement, description of research aims, experimental design, and expected outcomes.

  6.  One-page statement describing how you will contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of the program, your views on service, and a commitment to pursuing excellence in these endeavors as a Scholar and beyond.

  7.  Two letters of recommendation, with one from the selected mentor, describing their commitment to the candidate’s professional and personal development. 

    • Applicants must share the upload link with those providing letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation must be uploaded by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on February 1, 2023.

    • Beckman Scholar applicants must be accepted by one of the Beckman Scholars Program Mentors. Students must discuss their interest in applying to the Beckman Scholars program and develop their project idea with the Mentor. 


BSP Scholars will be notified on April 1, 2023 or before. The official BSP program for the scholar will begin in May 2023. 


 For questions about this application process, please contact the UK BSP Director Dr. Chad Risko