Ninety-five percent of Amgen Scholar alumni who have completed their undergraduate work are now pursuing an advanced degree or career in a scientific field.
983
Graduate School in Science (Masters or Ph.D.s)
114
M.D.-Ph.D. Programs
210
Professional School in Science (M.D., Other)
397
Science-based Career*
123
Completed Ph.D. Programs
86
Non-Science Grad School or Career
Current status of the 2,375 alumni who have completed undergraduate studies**
*Includes those who completed Ph.D. programs
**Status as of September 2016. Note that 819 alumni are continuing undergraduates and not included in the table above, in addition to 699 alumni whose current status is unknown.
Alexandra Imre

Alexandra Imre

“...the Amgen Scholars Program (ASP) is an unparalleled opportunity for young scientists to improve their professional skills.”

Maxwell B. Wang

Maxwell B. Wang

“These interactions will help me to explore the various fields of bioengineering and settle on a direction for graduate school and the rest of my career.”

Carly O’Connor

Carly O’Connor

“I have been studying Japanese for eight years, and the ability to use my language skills and conduct science is incomparable to any other experience I have ever had.”

Lisa Selina Rodermund

Lisa Selina Rodermund

“I realized that with a science-based career I will not only improve my own mind, but also the world around me.”

Karen Zhang

Karen Zhang

"The collaborative side of science is not always well advertised, but talking to scientists in industry as well as academia has shown me that research does not have to be a one person endeavor."

Timothy Chai

Timothy Chai

“We’re a very diverse group of students with a similar passion for science. The Amgen Scholars Program’s done a spectacular job of putting together a well-rounded group of people.”

Milica Vunjak

Milica Vunjak

“This was a great opportunity for me to see if I was capable of doing independent research as I would need to for a Ph.D.”

Oarteze Hunter

Oarteze Hunter

“Being in the presence of these big professors and doctors and having the chance to dialogue with them has been really inspiring.”

Reem Abdel-Haq

Reem Abdel-Haq

“Ultimately, I’d like to create affordable therapies for people, especially in less developed countries with inefficient healthcare systems.”

Alex Bates

Alex Bates

“The Amgen Scholars Program has been the biggest and most immersive scientific experience I have had in my life.”

Hildigunnur Anna Hall

Hildigunnur Anna Hall

“I didn’t really know what psychologists in the lab do. I mean, yes, I’ve read scientific papers, but nothing beats hands-on experience.”

Imaani Easthausen

Imaani Easthausen

“It’s really cool to be in an environment to conduct research with other undergrads. I can be involved in the core of what’s going on in the decision-making process.”

Bayardo Garay

Bayardo Garay

“I actually have a say in how the experiments are done, and what goes on. I’m in charge. You don’t get that level of freedom everywhere.”

Alicia Romero

Alicia Romero

“I’ve learned there is no set path that says what success is, as long as you’re doing something you love and not giving up.”

Randy Cuevas

Randy Cuevas

“The most rewarding part is feeling like a scientist. They take the training wheels off after the first week of this program.”

Hannah (Hyun Ji) Park

Hannah (Hyun Ji) Park

“This summer, I worked in a biomedical engineering lab, doing research in regenerative medicine.” 

Amgen Scholars is an international program funded by the Amgen Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge.

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