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.
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.” 

Christopher Divsalar

Christopher Divsalar

“I’ve received a taste of what it is like to be a ‘real life scientist’ and find it extremely exciting, challenging, and personally rewarding.”

Sasa Svikovic

Sasa Svikovic

“All the lab techniques that I mastered during the Amgen Scholars Program were essentially the ones that I use now every day.”

Maryann Castillo

Maryann Castillo

“This program gave me a great opportunity to conduct prestigious research and make countless professional connections.”

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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