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.
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Ester Álvarez-Benedicto

Ester Álvarez-Benedicto

"I learned about the Amgen Scholars Program through a program back at home called MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers). I really liked the idea that you get to do research at a really well-known institution. Coming from a small campus and a really small public university, we don’t get a lot of funding. My home university is undergoing major budget cuts in the next few years, so it’s going to be tough for both education and research."

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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