Amgen Scholars

The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many 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.

Currently, 10 institutions in the U.S. host the summer research program: Caltech, Columbia, Harvard, MIT, NIH, Stanford, UC Berkley, UCLA, UCSF, Washington University in St. Louis. 

Application Deadline: Varies by institution, but usually early February. 


  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior 
    • Non-graduating seniors must be returning in the fall to continue undergraduate education
  • 3.2 GPA  minimum
  • An interest in pursuing Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. 
Year at Time of Application: 
Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Beyond
Duration of Award: 
Non-U.S. Citizen
Direct Submission
Area of Interest: 
Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, Environmental and Geosciences, Life Sciences, Information Technology and Computer Science, Mathematics, Nursing and Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Statistics
Earliest Application Deadline: 
Jan. – April
Penn-State Sponsored: 
Fellowship Components: