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National Scholarships and Fellowships

Amgen Scholars

Summer program for sophomores or juniors who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. in STEM fields. Students have the opportunity to conduct research, learn firsthand from leading scientists in industry and academia, and present their work. 


The following U.S. institutions host Amgen Scholars: Columbia University Barnard, 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, and Washington University in St. Louis. 

 
The following Japanese institutions host Amgen Scholars: Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo.
 
Depending on the host university, research areas may include 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; and Toxicology. 

Note that the terminology used to define these research areas may vary across universities. Please see each university's summer research program website for more information. 

 

Deadline for all universities: February 1, 2017 


Applications and additional information is available here.  

Eligibility Criteria

U.S. Program applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
  • Undergraduate students enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territories
  • Sophomores (with four quarters or three semesters of college experience), juniors or non-graduating seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue undergraduate studies).
  • Interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. 
  • A student with a minimum gpa of 3.2 or above
 
Japan Program applicants must be:  
  • Undergraduate students enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities worldwide that awards a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent)
  • Sophomores (with four quarters or three semesters of college experience), juniors or non-graduating seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue undergraduate studies)
Japan Program applicants must also have:
  • A strong record of academic performance
  • A good working knowledge of English 
  • An interest in pursuing a Ph.D.  

Contact Us


Michelle Lopez, Assistant Dean
Division of Undergraduate Studies
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive, 
San Diego, CA 92182-1623
Phone: (619) 594-2871
Fax: (619) 594-7934
nationalscholarships@mail.sdsu.edu



 

For Weber Honors College students:

Dr. Martha Enciso
Associate Director, Weber Honors College

menciso@mail.sdsu.edu
Phone: (619) 594-3834

Office:  Admin 201-D