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Amgen Scholars Program

Provides support for undergraduates to participate in research programs across the country, and to encourage students to consider pursuing careers in the sciences.


The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the world's leading educational institutions. The Program seeks to increase learning and networking opportunities for students committed to pursuing science or engineering careers and to spark the interest and broaden the perspective of students considering scientific careers. Ultimately, the Program aims to increase the number of students pursuing advanced training and careers in the sciences.

Selection Criteria

Students must meet high academic standards, and have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.


  • 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;
  • 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).
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above.


Financial support is a critical component of the Amgen Scholars Program. Though stipends vary by host institution, all seek to provide generous support for participating undergraduates. See each institution's Amgen Scholars Program website for more information.


All host institutions require a full-time commitment for eight to 10 weeks, with the programs in the U.S. usually beginning in June and ending in August. The different starting and ending dates should help accommodate applicants' varying school schedules. 

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Amgen Scholars Program