David J. Beck Fellowships

The David J. Beck Fellowships reward outstanding academic achievement and allow top students to further challenge themselves with unique opportunities for undergraduate research and creative study.

David J. Beck Fellows Receive:

  • Full academic scholarships covering all tuition, books, fees and on-campus room and board.
  • Up to $10,000 in funding for a summer project, which may entail research, an internship or international study.

Beck Fellowship Recipient

Beck Fellowships are awarded to up to two fellows for one calendar year. Each fellow chooses a Lamar University faculty member as a project mentor.

The fellowship supersedes all other LU scholarships, which normally will be restored upon completion of the fellowship.


Application Requirements

Beck Fellowships are awarded competitively to outstanding scholars. Applicants must be full-time Lamar University undergraduates in any major with 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point averages. Complete application packets must be submitted to the Office of the Associate Provost (Wayne A. Reaud building, Room 310) no later than the first business day of October each year.

A completed Beck application packet includes:

  • A completed application
  • A resume
  • A statement of financial need
  • Two letters of recommendation (separate from project mentor)
  • Support letter from proposed project mentor
  • A description of and budget for the proposed summer experience
  • A personal essay explaining how the fellowship would help the student achieve personal and professional goals

How to Apply

To receive an application for the 2019 David J. Beck Fellowships, complete the form below.

Applications are due on the first business day of October.

Questions can be directed to the Office of the Associate Provost at 409-880-8400.