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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Did You Know First-Year Students Can Also Be Amgen Scholars? Meet Yulia Kostina
Yulia Kostina Moscow, Russia Host University: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) Home University: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) Amgen Scholar Year: 2017 Major: Biology Expected Graduation: 2019 Journey to Science What’s the larger significance of your Amgen...
Feb 20, 2018 10:30 AM ET
Ioannis Koulas From Greece Shares His #AmgenScholars Journey
Ioannis Koulas Thessaloniki, Greece Host University: ETH Zürich Home University: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Amgen Scholar Year: 2017 Major: Medicine Expected Graduation: 2018 Journey to Science How did you become interested in science? It's a little...
Feb 16, 2018 1:45 PM ET
A Diagnosis That Led to Life’s Mission: Working to Reverse Alopecia Areata at Columbia
Most Amgen Scholars only begin to learn about their summer research topic in their college years. For Trévon C. Gordon, his research topic began in high school, when he began to suffer from a condition called alopecia areata, which prevents him from growing hair. Since then, understanding the autoimmune disease has become his mission, and he spent his Amgen Scholars summer researching ways to...
Feb 13, 2018 12:15 PM ET
Opportunity for Transformation, Innovation, and Diversity: Thoughts on the Amgen Scholars Program
For Cammi Valdez, undergraduate research was a pivotal moment in her life. It was her first exposure to thinking critically about a single question and the first time she could delve into thinking about creating something novel. Now program manager for the Harvard University Amgen Scholars Program, Valdez loves seeing that transformation occur for students participating in the undergraduate...
Jan 30, 2018 12:15 PM ET
Solving the Immunology Puzzle: A Scholar's Journey From Caltech to Forbes 30 Under 30
In high school, Marvin Gee was fortunate to get a jump start on his research career, working at the National Cancer Institute. Cancer had been a personal interest of his because of the death of his uncle who battled with the disease. His early exposure to bioscience research helped him realize that biology is like a complicated puzzle. It all eventually fits together to make perfect sense....
Jan 8, 2018 9:15 AM ET