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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 amgenscholars.com and following the #AmgenScholars hashtag on Twitter. 

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Guest Post by Isabelle Rosenthal: Attending the 2015 U.S. Amgen Scholar Symposium
Guest post written by Caltech Amgen Scholar Isabelle Rosenthal As we clambered out of the bus, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Amgen Symposium which was taking place over the next few days. I had already spent the previous four weeks as an Amgen Scholar at Caltech getting to know my compatriots there, but this was new territory on another campus and with every Amgen...
Aug 21, 2015 8:15 AM ET
A Closer Look at the Amgen Scholars of 2015
Admission into the Amgen Scholars Program has become increasingly competitive, attracting talented undergraduates from all over the globe. Now in its ninth year, the Program continues to grow in its visibility and prestige.   The Program encourages aspiring scientists by giving them the chance to conduct hands-on research under leading academic scientists at one of 17 institutions in...
Aug 6, 2015 8:10 AM ET
Irish Student Gets Her Heart Set on Research as an 2014 Amgen Scholar
Both Orla Hennessy’s parents were successful medical doctors, but she wasn’t sure she wanted to follow in their footsteps — especially her father’s. As an interventional cardiologist, he was often gone on 24-hour calls. Still, when Hennessy finished high school early and at 16 was faced with a decision about what studies to pursue, she chose medicine. “When I took a step back, I...
Jul 29, 2015 8:00 AM ET
Meet Amgen Scholar Mentor Randy Schekman, PhD
Randy Schekman, PhD Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Berkeley Winner of 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Growing up, Randy Schekman was always enthusiastic about math and science. But the 2013 Nobel Prize winner in physiology or medicine—for his fundamental work showing how proteins...
Jul 14, 2015 9:05 AM ET
Meet Mobolaji Fowose, a 2013 Amgen Scholar Alumni
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore County Host Institution: Washington University in St. Louis Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland Major: Biology As a child, Amgen Scholar Mobolaji Fowose and her family traveled back and forth to the US from their hometown outside of Lagos, Nigeria. They were in and out of hospitals, seeking a...
Jul 7, 2015 8:10 AM ET

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