Amgen Scholars

Nature of Research/Program Description: 

Amgen Scholars programs are located at universities across the United States, including UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley, and Stanford. Students apply directly to the program at the host university, not through a central application process.  Projects include research on biology, chemistry, medicine, and biotechnology.

Amgen Scholars will:

  • 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 world’s leading academic scientists; and
  • Attend scientific seminars, workshops and other networking events.

Financial support is a critical component of the Amgen Scholars Program.
Please note that details vary by host university. See each university's summer research program website for more information.

The Amgen Scholars Program has two main objectives:

  • To increase learning and networking opportunities for undergraduate students committed to pursuing science or engineering careers; and
  • To spark the interest and broaden the perspective of undergraduate students considering scientific careers.

Keywords: Amgen; undergraduate; research; summer; biology; chemistry; medicine; biotechnology; biotechnology; stipend; symposium

Targeted Students: 
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.
Program Time Period: 
Varies by host university.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology