Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Amgen Scholars

About the Amgen Scholars

The Amgen Scholars program allows STEM undergraduates from across the globe to participate in cutting edge research opportunities at world class institutions. 17 leading institutions across the U.S. , Europe and Japan currently host the summer program. The US program is hosted by ten premier research institutions: California Institute of Technology; Columbia University/Barnard College; Harvard University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; National Institutes of Health; Stanford University; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, San Francisco; Washington University in St. Louis

Research areas: BIOCHEMISTRY • BIOENGINEERING • BIOINFORMATICS • BIOPSYCHOLOGY • BIOTECHNOLOGY • CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING • CHEMISTRY • IMMUNOLOGY • MEDICAL PHARMACOLOGY • MICROBIOLOGY • MOLECULAR, CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY • MOLECULAR GENETICS • MOLECULAR MEDICINE • MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY • NEUROBIOLOGY • NEUROSCIENCE • PATHOLOGY • PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY • PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCE • STATISTICS • TOXICOLOGY

Special Location of award, if applicable:

Eligible applicants:

– are sophomores and juniors who will be continuing their undergraduate work with an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in research science or an M.D.-Ph.D. Non-graduating seniors who will be pursuing a fifth year of undergraduate work are also eligible.

– to US programs must be US citizens or permanent residents (International students are eligible to apply to the Japan program)

– must have a GPA of 3.2

University endorsement required?

No

Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The Amgen Scholars application process:


Start by reviewing scholarship website for information on the application process, eligibility requirements and timeline and to determine if this is a good fit for your academic goals.

Research the different host institutions to identify those that are of interest to you.
Each host institution requires its own application; applicants may apply to more than one program.

All applications will require, at a minimum:
– letters of recommendation,
– transcript (s),
– a personal statement

The application deadline is in February – the specific dates vary by program

Interested? Contact CFSA for more information on how to get started.

Advising contact:

Advising Contact: Jolynn Parker  Email:  jmpark02@syr.edu
More Information:  http://www.amgenscholars.com/

Enter any terms you are interested, such as “Government” or “Biotechnology”,