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Amgen Scholars Program in Science and Biotechnology


Deadline: 2017-02-01 (National)

The Amgen Scholars Program provides approximately 250 selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at some of the nationís leading educational institutions. Currently, 10 universities host the summer research program. Amgen Scholars 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 nationís top academic scientists; and attend scientific seminars, workshops and other networking activities. The Program includes a mid-summer, three-day symposium where students will hear firsthand from leading scientists working in industry and academia. The symposium will be held in California, and will provide students a great opportunity to network with other Amgen Scholars from across the nation.


Amgen Scholars Program applicants must be (1) U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents; (2) undergraduate students enrolled in accredited four-year colleges and universities in the United States, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories; and (3) sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors. Applicants must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above and an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.


Summer. All program sites require a full-time commitment for 8 to 10 weeks and generally begin in June and end in August.


Financial support is provided, but varies by site. This may include compensation, room, board, etc.

Application Process

Each site has its own application process, which you can find at the above website. Deadlines vary, but are in early February. You can apply to participate at as many sites as you like. At a minimum, applications include a transcript, a letter of recommendation, and a personal statement or essay. Students do not need endorsement from U.Va.

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