Amgen Scholars Program

Amgen Scholars Program

Made possible through a 12-year, $50 million commitment from the Amgen Foundation, Amgen Scholars allows undergraduates from across the globe to participate in cutting-edge research opportunities at world-class institutions. 17 leading institutions across the U.S., Europe and Japan currently host the summer program.

Undergraduate participants benefit from undertaking a research project under top faculty, being part of a cohort-based experience of seminars and networking events, and taking part in a symposium in their respective region (U.S., Europe or Japan) where they meet their peers, learn about biotechnology, and hear from leading scientists.

Learn more by visiting and following the #AmgenScholars hashtag on Twitter. 

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Finding Community Beyond Borders in Science
This Q&A is part of the Inspiring Islanders series. ASP: Can you tell me a little bit about your research as an Amgen Scholar? Folta: This summer, I was an Amgen Scholar at the National Institutes of Health. I was working at the...
Jan 31, 2019 11:00 AM ET
Exploring New STEM Opportunities Beyond Guam
This Q&A is part of the Inspiring Islanders series. ASP: Can you tell me a little bit about your research as an Amgen Scholar? Cuala: I had a wonderful time as an Amgen Scholar! I had a wonderful mentor, Dr. Ellen Rothenberg. She paired me with a...
Jan 22, 2019 1:40 PM ET
A Journey From West Philadelphia to Cambridge in Pursuit of Understanding the Human Brain
Ask Ivan Simpson-Kent who his early idols were and he would give a surprising response: criminals. This is despite growing up in a dangerous neighborhood in West Philadelphia, where he lived across from drug dealers, often heard gunshots at night, and nearly daily stories of people, mostly youth, getting murdered. “I perceived these criminals as invincible outlaws going against the limits...
Jan 16, 2019 11:30 AM ET
Inspiring Islanders: Crossing an Ocean to Pursue Biotechnology
At the U.S. Amgen Scholars symposium at UCLA in July, an unexpected reunion occurred. When Janielle Cuala took the stage to explain her summer research at Caltech, Kristina Folta couldn’t believe her eyes: It was a friend of hers from Guam with whom she played rugby. “I was so excited to see someone else coming out of Guam and entering the STEM field,” Folta recalls. Coming from a small...
Jan 2, 2019 3:35 PM ET
Cool Labs From Amgen Scholars: All About the New Experiences
In this video, Amgen Scholars at the U.S. symposium at the University of California, Los Angeles, and at the Europe symposium at the University of Cambridge talk about the many and varied new experiences they had with the program. From new collaborative environments to becoming...
Dec 19, 2018 12:45 PM ET