Amgen Scholars Program

The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of science & engineering undergraduates with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at some of the world's leading institutions. Stipend amount varies by institution. 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) are eligible. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US. To be eligible you must be an undergraduate enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States, Puerto Rico or other US territories, with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and an an interest in pursuing a PhD or MD-PhD.


Locations include: California Institute of Technology, Columbia University (Barnard College), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of California–Berkeley, University of California–Los Angeles, University of California–San Diego, University of California–San Francisco, University of Washington, Washington University in St. Louis


This scholarship does not require a nomination from the University of Minnesota. The Office for National and International Scholarships consults with interested students on assembling competitive applications, helps them prepare for interviews or other stages of the selection process as necessary, and publicizes results.


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Sophomore; Junior; Senior
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University of MN Recipients


  • 2018 – Medinat Akindele, Chemistry
  • 2018 – James Cox, Chemistry
  • 2018 – Annika Page, Chemistry
  • 2018 – Levi Palmer, Chemistry
  • 2017 – Merrick Pierson Smela, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • 2016 – Stephanie Hart, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • 2016 – Eric Kalkman, Chemistry and Computer Science
  • 2016 – Anthony Tabet, Chemical Engineering
  • 2014 – Sarah Bening, Biomedical Engineering
  • 2013 – Rachel Soble, Biochemistry and Computer Science