Amgen Scholars U.S. Program Application 2024/25 | UTSA Scholarship Hub

The Amgen Scholars U.S. program is sponsored by the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and can be found on the Scholarship Hub.

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Suitable qualified candidates are  invited with warm welcome to apply for the Amgen Scholars U.S. program for the 2024-2025 academic year at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) through the Scholarship Hub.

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About the Amgen Scholars U.S. program

The Amgen Scholars U.S. program is a prestigious summer research opportunity for undergraduate students in their second through fourth years. It’s available at 13 renowned institutions in the United States, including Cal Tech, Columbia/Barnard, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, National Institutes of Health, Stanford, Cal Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Francisco, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Washington University in St. Louis, and Yale. This program allows students to explore various disciplines related to human therapeutics, biomedical research, and biotechnology.

Key Details

Host Institutions for Amgen Scholars Program:
– Duke University
– Harvard University
– Johns Hopkins University
– Stanford University
– University of California, Berkeley
– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
– University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
– UT Southwestern Medical Center
– Washington University in St. Louis
– Yale University
Award Details:
Fully funded opportunity.
College/Department:
Honors College.
Additional Information:
This program is highly competitive and offers a valuable research experience for aspiringscientists and researchers. It is crucial toplan well in advance due to the rigorousapplication process and deadlines.
Financial Support:
Varies by institution.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Sophomores (with at least three semesters of college experience), juniors, and non-graduating seniors.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
  • Enrollment in a four-year college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territories.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • Intent to pursue a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. after graduation.

Application Deadline:

Application deadlines vary by institution but typically fall in early February.

U.S Programmes dates:

Host Institution Program Dates Application Deadline
California Institute of Technology TBA – TBA, 2024 February 1, 2024
Columbia University TBA – TBA, 2024 February 1, 2024
Duke University TBA – TBA, 2024 February 1, 2024
Harvard University TBA – TBA, 2024 February 1, 2024
Howard University TBA – TBA, 2024 February 1, 2024
Johns Hopkins University TBA – TBA, 2024 February 1, 2024
Stanford University TBA – TBA, 2024 February 1, 2024
University of California, Berkeley TBA – TBA, 2024 February 1, 2024
University of California, Los Angeles TBA – TBA, 2024 February 1, 2024
University of California, San Francisco TBA – TBA, 2024 February 1, 2024
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill TBA – TBA, 2024 February 1, 2024
UT Southwestern Medical Center TBA – TBA, 2024 February 1, 2024
Washington University in St. Louis TBA – TBA, 2024 February 1, 2024
Yale University TBA – TBA, 2024 February 1, 2024

Please note that the specific program dates for each institution are marked as “TBA” (To Be Announced). The application deadline for all these institutions is February 1, 2024.

Make sure to check the individual institution’s website for updates on program dates and any additional application requirements.

How To Apply for Amgen Scholars U.S. Program 

Interested applicants should visit the Amgen Scholars website for detailed information. If you plan to apply for this program and need help with your application, please contact Andrew Chapman from the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards by completing the provided intake form. Please Note that this form should not be used to inquire about other scholarships listed in the Scholarship Hub.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the purpose of the 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 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.

What criteria do I need to meet to become an Amgen Scholar in the U.S.?

To become an Amgen Scholar in the U.S., you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.
  • Be an undergraduate student enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States, Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territories.
  • Be a sophomore (with four quarters or three semesters of college experience), junior, or non-graduating senior (who are returning in the fall to continue undergraduate studies).
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above.
  • Have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.
Is there one application form for all of the host universities in the U.S.?

No, each host institution in the U.S. has its own application process.

Can I apply to more than one host institution in the U.S.?

Yes, you can apply to as many host institutions in the U.S. as you are interested in, but each host institution requires a separate application.

Is there a common application deadline for all host institutions in the U.S.?

In the U.S., the application deadline for host institutions is in early February.

Are there certain application requirements common to all host institutions in the U.S.?

Yes, the application at each host institution in the U.S. requires, at a minimum, the submission of an official transcript, a letter of recommendation, and a personal statement or essay.

How do I apply?

Information about applying to each host institution is available by following the appropriate links to the host institutions’ respective applications.

Are the summer program dates the same for all U.S. host universities?

No, all host institutions require a full-time commitment for eight to 10 weeks, with the programs in the U.S. usually beginning in June and ending in August. The different starting and ending dates should help accommodate applicants’ varying school schedules.

Note that most host institutions do not have flexibility with regard to the summer program dates, but see each institution’s Amgen Scholars Program website for more information.

What is the expected number of Amgen Scholars participating annually at each host institution and in total in the U.S.?

Each host institution in the U.S. will have approximately 15 Amgen Scholars each summer. With 13 host institutions in the U.S., it is expected that there will be approximately 200 Amgen Scholars in the U.S. each summer.

Do I need to have attended one of the 13 host institutions in the U.S. during the academic year to apply to the Amgen Scholars Program?

No, eligible students at colleges and universities from across the United States, Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territories may apply.

What about housing, food, and travel expenses to and from the summer program in the U.S.?

Financial support is a critical component of the Amgen Scholars Program. Please note that details vary by host institution. See each institution’s Amgen Scholars Program website for more information.

Will there be an opportunity to meet Amgen Scholars participating in the Program at other host institutions and to learn more about biotechnology and drug discovery and development?

Yes, in July, each Amgen Scholar in the U.S. and Canada attends a symposium to share their research projects and hear firsthand from leading scientists working in industry and academia. The symposium is held in California and provides students with a valuable opportunity to network with other Amgen Scholars from the U.S. and Canada.

Is the cost of travel to and from the Amgen Scholars symposium in July, as well as room and board at the symposium, covered by the Program?

Yes.

Can I apply to participate in the Amgen Scholars Program in the U.S. if I am not a science or engineering major?

Yes, although it is expected that the majority of Amgen Scholars will be science or engineering majors, students in any major may apply.

Do I need to have research experience prior to being admitted to the Program in the U.S.?

No, the Amgen Scholars Program encourages applications from both students experienced in research and newcomers to the field. For students who attend colleges and universities that have limited opportunities for students to conduct research, the Program is a great way to gain such experience.

Which areas of academic research will the Program offer?

Areas of potential focus include any disciplines related to the discovery, development, manufacture, and delivery of human therapeutics, as well as the overall biomedical and biotechnology enterprise. Note that the terminology used to define research disciplines may vary across institutions. Please see each institution’s Amgen Scholars Program website for more information.

When will I find out whether I’ve been accepted into the Program?

Applicants to host institutions in the U.S. should be notified by the end of March.

Can I participate as an Amgen Scholar for more than one summer?

No, students are invited to participate as an Amgen Scholar for one summer only. This ensures that each summer a new cohort of approximately 200 Amgen Scholars in the U.S. will have the opportunity to benefit from this type of hands-on research experience.

Can I apply to participate as an Amgen Scholar in both the U.S. as well as in Europe, Australia, or Canada?

No, students are invited to apply to participate as an Amgen Scholar at colleges or universities in either the U.S., Europe, Australia, or Canada, primarily based on where they are currently enrolled and intend to receive their undergraduate degree. See the Eligibility sections of this website for further details and information.

Can I apply to participate as an Amgen Scholar in both the U.S. and Asia?

Yes, the Asia Program is open to undergraduates worldwide, so students eligible to apply to the U.S. (or Europe, Australia, or Canada) Program may indeed be eligible to apply for the Asia Program as well. See the Eligibility sections of this website for further details and information.

If I am not selected this year, can I apply again?

Yes, as long as you continue to meet eligibility criteria, you can certainly apply again.

Whom do I contact with questions about the Amgen Scholars Program in the U.S.?

Visit the Contact Us section of this website.

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