Continuing its mission to advance science education, the Amgen Foundation has partnered with 13 of the world's leading universities to provide hundreds of selected undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience each summer. Amgen Scholars is a $34 million, eight-year program that provides pivotal research experiences for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a graduate degree and a career in science.
Launched in 2006 in the U.S. and 2008 in Europe, the program has supported over 2,100 undergraduates at nearly 500 colleges and universities. Through the program, students from across the U.S. and Europe spend 8-10 weeks immersed in research labs at the University of Cambridge, MIT, University of California-Berkeley and ten other leading universities.
A signature component of the summer program is a summer symposium where students hear firsthand from leading scientists working in industry and academia. Amgen Scholars from across the US meet in California, while Amgen Scholars from across Europe convene in England. Both symposiums provide undergraduates with a valuable opportunity to network with other Amgen Scholars from across the U.S. or Europe.
To date, over 85% of Amgen Scholar alumni who have graduated from college are now pursuing an advanced degree or a career in a scientific field.
To learn more, please visit www.amgenscholars.com.
University of Puerto Rico Amgen Scholar Karla Ramos shares her summer research experience
at the University of California, Berkeley.