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Amgen Scholars

The Amgen Scholars provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at some of the nation's leading educational institutions and a few international universities.

As Amgen Scholars, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Take part in important university research projects; gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science;
  • Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the nation's top academic scientists; and
  • Attend scientific seminars, workshops and other networking events.
Students may apply as 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). Applicants must also have an interest in pursuing a PhD or an MD-PhD.

For the full list of host institutions, please visit the Amgen Scholars website.

Last updated October 2017

Fields of Study:

  • Health
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics


  • Premier institutions in the US and Japan

Program Type:

  • Professional Opportunity
  • Research
  • Travel


  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident

Program Length:

  • 8-10 weeks


  • February 

Degree Level:

  • Undergrad

GPA Cut Off:

  • 3.2


  • Varies by university