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 Maryann Castillo
Maryann Castillo Anthony, NM “This program gave me a great opportunity to conduct prestigious research and make countless professional connections.” Host University: Stanford University Home University: New Mexico State University Amgen Scholar Year: 2014 Major: Biology & Biochemistry Expected Graduation: ...
May 21, 2015 9:15 AM ET
Meet Randy Schekman, PhD - a Professor, Nobel Prize Winner and Amgen Scholar Mentor
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 move within cells and are secreted—first developed a passion for bench biology as an undergraduate. His sophomore year at the University of California, Los Angeles, Schekman joined the lab of Professor Dan Ray...
May 14, 2015 8:00 AM ET
Insistent for Progress: 2007 Scholar Elisabeth Krow-Lucal’s Commitment to Human Health
When Elisabeth Krow-Lucal started college at the University of California, San Diego in 2005, she thought, “Wouldn’t it be so cool to work in a lab that studies the bubonic plague or another infectious disease that changed the course of history?” She wound up in a research group that studies a close relative of the bacteria Yersinia pestis, which causes bubonic plague. Although history...
Apr 29, 2015 9:00 AM ET
Meet Amgen Scholar Alex Bates
“The Amgen Scholars Program has been the biggest and most immersive scientific experience I have had in my life.” Host University: University of Cambridge Home University: University College London (UCL) Amgen Scholar Year: 2014 Major: Neuroscience Expected Graduation: 2015   Journey to Science...
Apr 21, 2015 8:05 AM ET
LMU Amgen Scholar Milica Vunjak Gets Access to Crucial Research Tools
As a young girl growing up in a small town in northern Serbia, Milica Vunjak spent more than 10 years studying ballet. During that period, when she wasn’t in school, or studying, she was dancing. Her dedication paid off when, at 14, she won second prize in a national ballet contest, the Serbian republic competition of Music and Ballet schools. During high school, her other passion and...
Apr 16, 2015 10:15 AM ET