The Amgen Scholars Program selects participants based on academic achievement, leadership and interest in the pursuit of a career in science. We especially encourage applications from individuals who come from rural or inner-city areas and individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research — specifically African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, women and those with disabilities.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents
  • Undergraduates enrolled in a four-year college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico or other U.S. Territory at time of application and participation in the program.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2
  • 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 studies)
  • Have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D. /Ph.D.

Individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree, students who are not currently enrolled at a U.S. institution and previous Amgen Scholars are not eligible to apply. The Amgen Scholars Program welcomes applications from all eligible students, especially those without research experience.​

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