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Amgen Scholars

Amgen Scholars allows undergraduates to participate in cutting-edge, summer research opportunities at world-class institutions.

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Program Overview

Established in 2006, the Amgen Scholars Program is an undergraduate summer research experience hosted at 25 premier educational and research institutions across the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada. Participants benefit by conducting a research project under top faculty, participating in seminars and networking events and taking part in a symposium in their respective region. Throughout the program, participants meet peers, present their research findings, learn about biotechnology and hear from leading scientists. Financial support for students is a critical component of the program, which helps ensure that eligible students, regardless of income, can participate.

Our Program Goals

The Amgen Scholars Program seeks to increase learning and networking opportunities for students committed to pursuing science or engineering careers. Amgen Scholars learn to collaborate effectively in research settings while investigating areas of research interest within a specific discipline. As a result, Scholars gain practical skills and knowledge for their graduate study and post-graduate careers. 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 40 countries.

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Explore Shareable Resources

For undergraduates, Amgen Scholars online resources on LabXchange lay the groundwork for conducting research and analyzing findings and are in a self-paced, asynchronous format to facilitate learning anytime. For educators, we are happy to share best practice in creating and running a successful undergraduate research program.


AP/College Biology

Browse resources from the Amgen Scholars Program on LabXchange.


High school Biology

Read about how to create and run a successful undergraduate research program.

How We Measure Impact

A snapshot of our progress with the Amgen Scholars’ Program

$80+ million
committed since 2006
5,300+alumni from 905 colleges and universities since 2007
58%female participants since 2007
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What is Science to You?

Meet some of the participants at the 2023 Amgen Scholars North America Symposium as they share what science means to them personally.

Program Testimonial

“The Amgen Scholars Program was the first time I saw scientific research in a way that didn’t look like the stock photos of someone in a white lab coat holding a pipette and a test-tube. The program helped prepare me for my current work by showing me that a career combining math and science was even an option. I met so many wonderful people during the program and am so grateful for the experience."

Home University: University of Wollongong
Host University: University of Melbourne
Amgen Scholar Year: 2020

Noa Levi
Currently pursuing a PhD, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
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Learn More About Amgen Scholars

Explore program benefits and host institutions around the world.

Want to Participate in Amgen Scholars?

Undergraduate students, find out more about the program and how to apply.