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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Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Jenny Lai
“This has helped me confirm my decision to strive for an M.D. – Ph.D. as I have seen the way in which research and medicine coincide and reinforce each other.” Host University: The University of TokyoHome University: Harvard UniversityAmgen Scholar Year: 2015Major: Human Developmental and Regenerative BiologyExpected Graduation: 2017...
Oct 13, 2015 7:30 AM ET
Guest Post by Sam Gary: Attending the 2015 U.S. Amgen Scholar Symposium
It’s the homestretch, but instead of cars racing to the finish line, there are over 200 young scientists scrambling to collect significant data worthy of publication. Rewind to a week ago and these same Amgen Scholars ...
Aug 25, 2015 8:20 AM ET
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