500 Undergraduates Set to Benefit by 2025, Bringing Total Participant Numbers to Nearly 6,000

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Amgen Foundation Announces New Phase of Amgen Scholars

11/14/2023 10:35:00 AM

Amgen Foundation Announces New Phase of Amgen Scholars Program 500 Undergraduates Set to Benefit by 2025, Bringing Total Participant Numbers to Nearly 6,000

The Amgen Foundation is pleased to announce continued funding for the Amgen Scholars Program (ASP) for summers 2024 and 2025. This commitment will provide opportunities for 500 undergraduate students to conduct research in leading education institutions around the world, bringing the total number of participants to nearly 6,000 Scholars globally by 2025.

This latest phase of the program will feature 25 host institutions across the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada. New host institutions joining the program in the United States are Howard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Beyond intensive research experiences under top faculty members, Amgen Scholars engage in seminars, networking events, and regional symposia. Financial support provided to participating scholars is a key feature of the program, with the intent that eligible students representing an expansive range of home institutions can take part regardless of financial status.

Program Alumni Cite Impact on Education and Career Journeys in Science
With a notable alumni network actively contributing to industry, academia, and government, the Amgen Scholars Program continues to contribute to advanced scientific learning and career development. Alumni testimonials consistently highlight the program’s substantial impact on academic and professional growth, with many citing it as a pivotal experience in their scientific journey.

Virtual Content on LabXchange Supplements Hands-On Learning and Dramatically Expands Access to Free, High-Quality Resources on Laboratory Research Fundamentals
Close collaboration with LabXchange has enabled the development of a new collection of free, virtual resources designed to complement and build upon the Amgen Scholar program’s in-person experience. Housing these resources on LabXchange.org extends the Amgen Foundation’s ability to support any learner interested in scientific research from anywhere around the world.

Speaking about the announcement, Scott Heimlich, President of the Amgen Foundation said, “We’ve been so proud to see the many education and career journeys that our Amgen Scholars alumni have pursued across the sciences. With this new funding, the Amgen Foundation aims to continue to empower the next generation of innovators, dedicated to making significant contributions to the world of science.”

About the Amgen Scholars Program
First established in 2006, the Amgen Scholars Program has provided summer research opportunities to over 5,300 undergraduate students from more than 900 colleges and universities.Thousands of program alumni have completed their undergraduate studies and are currently pursuing or completed an advanced graduate degree in a scientific field. Program alumni are also employed in scientific fields across nearly 40 countries. For more information about the Amgen Scholars Program and other Amgen Foundation science education initiatives, please visit www.amgenfoundation.org. The application period for the Amgen Scholars 2024 Program in the US, Europe, Asia and Canada opens November 1st and runs through February 1st at most institutions. The application period for the program in Australia opens August 1st and runs through August 31st. Further details are available at https://amgenscholars.com/.