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.
u.s. 2015
Ivan Kent

Ivan Kent

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

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.”

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.”

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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