National deadline: February 2, 2016 (all programs except Caltech)
                              February 14, 2016 - (Caltech)


  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Enrollment in accredited four-year college or university in U.S.
  • Sophomores (with four quarters or three semesters of college), juniors or non-graduating seniors (returning in fall to continue undergraduate studies)
  • GPA of 3.2 or above
  • Interest in 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 varies by university. (See individual university’s program website for more information.) 

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

Campus representative: Keith Raether