Amgen Scholars

National deadline:  February 2, 2015 - for all programs except CIT
                                 February 14, 2015 - California Institute of Technology (CIT)


  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities in U.S.
  • Sophomores (with four quarters or three semesters of college), juniors or non-graduating seniors (returning in fall to continue undergraduate studies)
  • 3.2 or above GPA
  • Interest in pursuing a Ph.D or M.D.-Ph.D

Award summary and conditions:  The Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience in science and biotechnology at ten of the nation’s leading educational institutions (California Institute of Technology, Columbia University/Barnard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Stanford University, University of California/Berkeley, University of California/Los Angeles, University of California/San Francisco, Washington University in St. Louis and National Institutes of Health).  Financial support (see individual university’s summer research program website for more information) varies by university.  

Application process:  Application process (see, “How to Apply”) varies by university.  Applicants may apply to as many host universities as interested in.  At a minimum, a transcript, letter of recommendation and personal statement or essay will be required.  For individual applications to the various institutions go to:

Faculty representative:  Keith Raether