Beckman Institute Scholarship Fund

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Make a gift today to support student scholarships at the Beckman Institute.

Nothing matters more in scientific discovery and innovation than the people that make it happen. That is why our top priority is student support. Since 1989, when the Beckman Institute opened its doors, we've been a magnet for the best and brightest minds in science and engineering from across the University of Illinois campus. To date, we've touched the lives of over 5,500 scientists and engineers including over 800 current students and postdocs. Perhaps you are one of them or the many faculty and staff who mentored them?

Our students and postdocs are an incredible resource, responsibility, and opportunity! Our research groups working on the cutting edge of interdisciplinary science and technology are an important training ground for the next generation.

The Beckman Institute Scholarship Fund will help train students who will become the next generation of scientists and engineers, teachers, and business leaders. Here's what some of them said about their experience at the Beckman Institute:

  • "Working as an undergraduate researcher at the Beckman Institute allowed me to further my interest in nanotechnology and motivated me to pursue a career in research." – Rohun Palekar
  • "My experience at Beckman is nothing short of profound!" – Tushar Bhattacharya
  • "At Beckman, technologies that I had read about in science fiction books were being worked on all around me by interdisciplinary teams, inspiring my own research in brain-machine interaction." – Cyrus Omar

Your Gift will Impact Future Generations. With your support, the Scholarship Fund will help us transform the lives of young scientists and engineers – fueling scientific discovery and innovation – for years to come. Your support will help us recruit and support top-flight students and postdocs who will become the leaders of tomorrow. Thank you for being a part of the Beckman Institute's incredible history.

Every gift matters, and your support will further scientific discovery and innovation while transforming the lives of the young scientists and engineers who truly are our future.


How to give

To make a secure online gift, simply fill out the form below. To make a gift by mail please send your check or money order payable to the University of Illinois Foundation. Please include a note (or memo on your check) stating the purpose of your gift as: Beckman Institute Scholarship Fund and mail to: University of Illinois Foundation, 1305 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801. If you would like to make a gift by phone, please call the University of Illinois Foundation Cash Desk at 217-244-2706.


For more information please call 217-244-1176 or email giving@beckman.illinois.edu . Additional information about Ways to Give is available at the University of Illinois Foundation website ; Endowments; Planned Gifts (gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, charitable bequest).