Ninety-four percent of Amgen Scholar alumni who have completed their undergraduate work are now pursuing an advanced degree or career in a scientific field.
934
Graduate School in Science (Masters or Ph.D.s)
158
M.D.-Ph.D. Programs
171
Professional School in Science (M.D., Other)
211
Completed Ph.D. Programs

486
Science-based Career*
97
Non-Science Grad School or Career
Current status of the 3,192 alumni who have completed undergraduate studies**
*Includes those who completed Ph.D. programs
**Status as of July 2017. Note that 439 alumni are continuing undergraduates and not included in the table above, in addition to 1065 alumni whose current status is unknown.
Assama Ketegou

Assama Ketegou

"I felt a sense of community among my peers in the Amgen Scholars Program. Everyone was in the same boat, trying to figure out what they wanted to do for careers."

Anthony Preza

Anthony Preza

"I got to spend a lot of time of time interacting with my mentors. I learned how they were thinking about the research, and it felt nice to have that understanding."

Anna Talyzina

Anna Talyzina

"While at university, I wanted to combine applied math, physics, biology and chemistry to benefit from that knowledge. I can’t imagine my life without science in it."

Ivan Kent

Ivan Kent

"The Amgen Scholars Program has helped me realize my true calling in life as a scientist.”

Jenny Lai

Jenny Lai

“This has helped me confirm my decision to strive for an M.D. – Ph.D. as I have seen the way in which research and medicine coincide and reinforce each other.”

Angela Madira

Angela Madira

“It’s amazing to be in a program where everyone is passionate about science and research, but they are all so unique in their interests and research focuses.”

Alexis Grace Garcia

Alexis Grace Garcia

“The two opportunities I have found most incredible have been meeting other budding scientists, both here at the NIH and from other Amgen sites while at the symposium in California, and absorbing as much as I possibly can from some of the nation's foremost scientists and career advisors.”

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."

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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