Amgen Scholars Program

The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at some of the world’s leading educational institutions. The Program seeks to increase learning and networking opportunities for students committed to pursuing science or engineering careers and to spark the interest and broaden the perspective of students considering scientific careers. Ultimately, the Program aims to increase the number of students pursuing advanced training and careers in the sciences.

Host Institution(s)

California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
Columbia University / Barnard College (NYC)
Howard University (Washington, D.C.)
Massachusetts Institute of Tech.(Cambridge, MA)
Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
Univ. of California, Berkeley
Univ. of California, Los Angeles
Univ. of California, San Diego
Univ. of California, San Francisco
University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents

- Undergraduates enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico and other U.S. Territories.
- Sophomores (with 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college experience), Juniors and non-graduating Seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue their undergraduate experience).
- Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or above.
- Interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.

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Former JYI staff members have gone on to win Rhodes, Marshall, and Fulbright Scholarships, as well as NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and other graduate research funding.
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