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UCLA Amgen Scholars Program

Monday, February 3, 2014

UCLA Amgen Scholars Program – DEADLINE FEBRUARY 2, 2015

The Amgen Scholars Program provides summer research experiences at 10 institutions across the country for students interested in pursuing Ph.D.’s and, eventually, a career in science. Students interested in summer research in any area of biomedical science, chemistry, bioengineering or chemical engineering are encouraged to apply.

During the summer of 2015, UCLA will host 20 Amgen Scholars: 5 undergraduates from UCLA and 15 from other U.S. colleges and universities.  Amgen Scholars will participate in research projects; attend scientific seminars, and work under some of the nation’s top academic scientists.  The Amgen Scholars Program also includes a $3600 stipend, housing and some meals provided, a three-day Biotechnology Conference in Los Angeles, GRE preparation course, luncheons with faculty, workshops, scientific writing instruction, seminars, and poster presentations.


Amgen Scholars U.S. Program applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents (international students are ineligible, but are welcome to consider the Japan Program)
  • 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.

Application Deadline: February 2, 2015

For more information about the program: http://www.ugresearchsci.ucla.edu/amgenscholars.htm

For specific directions on the application process: http://www.ugresearchsci.ucla.edu/amgensupplapplication.htm

To learn more about all ten U.S. Amgen Scholars Program host institutions, including two new sites at Harvard University and the National Institutes of Health, and the Japan Program visit: http://www.amgenscholars.com

Please direct any questions about the UCLA Amgen Scholars Program to:

Cindy Mosqueda, Program Representative


(310) 206-2182

2121 Life Sciences Building