1 Arnold and Mabel Beckman Scholars Program COLLEGE OF

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Arnold and Mabel Beckman Scholars Program
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
2007/2008 Application
Beckman Scholar applicants must be sophomores or juniors, who by summer 2007 have declared a major
in one of the four areas indicated below. They must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 and be United
States citizens or permanent residents.
Please print or type.
Name _______________________________________________________ ID # _________________________________
Address _____________________________________________________ Telephone ____________________________
______________________________________________________ Email _______________________________
Major: (check one)
Biology Biochemistry Chemistry Neural Science
Completed points ___________
Please attach a typed, double-spaced statement discussing why you wish to participate in the Beckman
Scholars Program. Please limit it to three pages. Discuss what areas of research interest you, what your
career interests are, and how the Beckman Scholars Program can help you achieve your goals. Include
details of any research or employment experience you believe to be relevant to your application.
Please name the faculty member with whom you will do research. This individual must supply a letter of assessment on your behalf.
Name ___________________________________
Department ____________________________
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PERSONAL INFORMATION
List College Academic Awards and Honors
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List College Extracurricular Activities
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List Community Service Projects
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Describe Hobbies and other Interests
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Submit application, research statement, and letter of recommendation to:
Richard Kalb, Associate Dean
100 Washington Square East
Room 909A Silver Center
Telephone: 212-998-8146
Deadline: 5:00 PM, Wednesday, March 21, 2007.
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
Beckman Scholars Program
Student's Name _________________________________________________________________
Student please check one: I waive / do not waive my right to access to this recommendation.
Student’s signature __________________________________________ Date ______________________
Faculty Mentor’s Name_________________________________________________________________
Title _________________________________________________________________________________
Office address _________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Telephone ______________________
To the Recommender: The purpose of the Beckman Scholars Program is to help stimulate, encourage, and support research activities by talented
sophomores in chemistry, the biological sciences, or neural science under the watchful eye of faculty mentors. Please share with the Selection
Committee your candid assessment of the above-named student's ability and potential. If you can, please comment on the student’s ability to
conduct scientific research. Does the student have the personal qualities (discipline, motivation, persistence, etc.) that will enhance his or her
participation in the Program? How is the student likely to benefit personally and academically from a long-term supervised research experience?
Date _________________________ Signature ____________________________________________________________
Please return this form to: Dean Richard Kalb, College of Arts and Science, 100 Washington Square East, Room
909A Silver Center, New York, NY 10003 no later than 5:00 PM Wednesday, March 21, 2007, or return it to the
student in a signed, sealed envelope so that he/she may submit it with the application directly.
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