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Amgen Scholars

Application deadline: 5:00 PM (ET), February 3, 2025

Open to: Sophomores, juniors, non-graduating seniors
Award type: Academic
Area(s) of study: STEM fields
Award criteria: academic achievement, research
Award provides: A living stipend, meals and travel expenses. Amounts vary. 
Open to international students: No
Institutional Support or Endorsement Required: No

Amgen Scholars U.S. Program applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents;
  • Undergraduate students enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories; and
  • Sophomores (with four quarters or three semesters of college experience), juniors, or non-graduating seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue undergraduate studies).

U.S. Program applicants must also have:

  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above; and
  • An interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.

  • Application form
  • Two or more short essays (varies by program; may include personal statement, statement of interest, research proposal, research experience, career plans, etc.)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts

Amgen Scholars is hosted at fourteen educational institutions within the United States. Each host institution has its own application process. Students may apply to participate at as many host institutions as they are interested in.

Amgen Host Institutions for 2024 include California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Duke University, Harvard University, Howard University, Johns Hopkins UniversityStanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, San Francisco, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Washington University in St. Louis, and Yale University.

If you are interested in learning more about the application process and recommended timeline, visit our main Canvas course.

If you are not currently enrolled in our Canvas course, you may self enroll.
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