Amgen Scholars is hosted at 10 premier institutions within the United States. Each host institution has its own application process. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency in the United States is required, and you can apply to participate at as many host institutions as you are interested in.

Download the Amgen Scholars U.S. Program Flyer

  HOW TO APPLY

Host Institutions in the U.S.

Columbia University / Barnard College
Harvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
National Institutes of Health
Stanford University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Francisco
Washington University in St. Louis

U.S. Program Dates

PROGRAM DATES: May TBD - August TBD, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

PROGRAM DATES: June 5 - August 11, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

PROGRAM DATES: June TBD - August TBD, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

PROGRAM DATES: June TBD - August TBD, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

PROGRAM DATES: June 24 - August 26, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

PROGRAM DATES: May 29 - August 4, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

PROGRAM DATES: June 26 - September 1, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

PROGRAM DATES: May TBD  - August TBD, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

PROGRAM DATES: May TBD - August TBD, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

Eligibility

Amgen Scholars U.S. Program applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents;
  • Undergraduate students enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories; and
  • Sophomores (with four quarters or three semesters of college experience), juniors or non-graduating seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue undergraduate studies).

U.S. Program applicants must also have:

  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above; and
  • An interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.

U.S. Symposium

A signature component of the summer program is the symposium where students hear firsthand from leading scientists working in industry and academia. Over the course of the symposium, Scholars have the chance to share their summer research projects with their peers and deepen their understanding of drug discovery and development.

Amgen Scholars in the U.S. Program meet at UCLA each year to network with other Amgen Scholars as well as interact with top industry and academic scientists.

 

Symposium 2014
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  1. What is the purpose of the Amgen Scholars Program?

  2. What criteria do I need to meet to become an Amgen Scholar in the U.S.?

  3. Is there one application form for all of the host universities in the U.S.?

  4. Can I apply to more than one host institution in the U.S.?

  5. Is there a common application deadline for all host institutions in the U.S.?

  6. Are there certain application requirements common to all host institutions in the U.S.?

  7. How do I apply?

  8. Are the summer program dates the same for all U.S. host universities?

  9. What is the expected number of Amgen Scholars participating annually at each host institution and in total in the U.S.?

  10. Do I need to have attended one of the 10 host institutions in the U.S. during the academic year to apply to the Amgen Scholars Program?

  11. What about housing, food and travel expenses to and from the summer program in the U.S.?

  12. Will there be an opportunity to meet Amgen Scholars participating in the U.S. Program at other host institutions and to learn more about biotechnology and drug discovery and development?

  13. Is the cost of travel to and from the July symposium, as well as room and board at the symposium, covered by the Program?

  14. Can I apply to participate in the Amgen Scholars Program in the U.S. if I am not a science or engineering major?

  15. Do I need to have research experience prior to being admitted to the Program in the U.S.?

  16. Which areas of academic research will the Program offer?

  17. When will I find out whether I've been accepted into the Program?

  18. Can I participate as an Amgen Scholar for more than one summer?

  19. Can I apply to participate as an Amgen Scholar in both the U.S. and Europe?

  20. Can I apply to participate as an Amgen Scholar in both the U.S. and Japan?

  21. If I am not selected this year, can I apply again?

  22. Whom do I contact with questions about the Amgen Scholars Program in the U.S.?

 

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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