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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Amgen Scholars Alumni Hlib Razumkov Traveled From University of Toronto to University of Tokyo to Conduct Research
Hlib RazumkovKyiv, UkraineHost University: University of TokyoHome University: University of TorontoAmgen Scholar Year: 2017Major: Biological chemistry specialistExpected Graduation: 2020 Journey to Science How did you become interested in science? My interest in science was...
Nov 8, 2017 10:00 AM ET
Undergraduate Hiroki Fukuda Shares His Amgen Scholars Experience
Hiroki FukudaOsaka, JapanHost University: Kyoto UniversityHome University: Kyoto UniversityAmgen Scholar Year: 2017Major: Biosensing engineeringExpected Graduation: March 2018 Journey to Science How did you become interested in science? When I was a child, my father often took me...
Nov 7, 2017 11:50 AM ET
Buddies for Life: Easing the Transition to UCLA
Melissa Song was born in China but moved to California when she was 5 years old and stayed in the area for college at UCLA to pursue neuroscience. Hannah Pearce was born and raised in Houston, also staying in her home state for college, at Texas A&M to pursue bioengineering. But the summer before her senior year, Hannah would go to UCLA for her Amgen Scholars research, meeting up with...
Oct 31, 2017 9:00 AM ET
Connecting with My Cohort: the Best Part of My Amgen Scholars Experience
When I was first asked to blog about the most valuable part of the Amgen Scholars Program for me this past summer, I had no idea how to respond. How could I choose from the many great opportunities I had been given? Maybe I should talk about being able to experience life as a graduate student working full time in a lab. Or maybe, I should talk about having the opportunity to explore a...
Oct 27, 2017 9:20 AM ET
Learning to Thrive in a New Environment: the Perspective From Cambridge
On a surprisingly sunny Sunday afternoon, 21 students from 17 different countries all arrived in Cambridge. Each of us came from a unique background, armed with distinctive outlooks on life, but we all shared the same unequivocal curiosity and passion that science demands. The earlier arrivals amongst us (including me) formed a welcome party for those yet to come, taking the time to...
Oct 24, 2017 9:15 AM ET