Amgen Scholars is hosted at thirteen premier educational 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.

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HOST INSTITUTIONS

U.S. Program Dates

 
PROGRAM DATES:
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
PROGRAM DATES: June 17 - August 23, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2019
PROGRAM DATES: May 28 - August 2, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019
PROGRAM DATES: May 19 - July 27, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019
PROGRAM DATES: June 10 - August 16, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019
PROGRAM DATES: May 28 - August 2, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019
PROGRAM DATES: June 3 - August 9, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019
PROGRAM DATES: June 22 - August 24, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019
PROGRAM DATES: June 10 - August 16, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019
PROGRAM DATES: June 23 - August 30, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019
PROGRAM DATES: May 28 - July 31, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019
PROGRAM DATES: June 2 - August 10, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019
PROGRAM DATES: May 28 - August 2, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019
PROGRAM DATES: June 3 - August 2, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019

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.
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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 in southern California each year to network with other Amgen Scholars as well as interact with leading scientists in industry and academia.

FAQs

FAQs/United States

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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 13 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. as well as in Europe, Australia, or Canada?

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

  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.?