Amgen Scholars Program 


Dear Prospective Amgen Scholar:

Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2014 AMGEN SCHOLARS Program at Washington University in St. Louis.  The application period for 2014 is now closed.  Please check back after September 1, 2014 for more details regarding the program.

Washington University in St. Louis is recognized as a preeminent research and educational institution. The University provides education, leadership and an environment that future scientists need as they prepare to solve emerging biological problems. We will select scholars based on their academic record, ability, potential to understand scientific principles and intellectual curiosity that will likely make them successful in a research career. We will assess these qualities by carefully reviewing a personal statement and letters from two faculty in the sciences who can address the student’s interest in, and potential for, a career in research. Come and discover the tradition of academic and scientific excellence in a supportive environment as an Amgen scholar at Washington University.

The Amgen Scholars Program is designed to recruit exceptional students interested in careers in biological and biomedical sciences with an intensive 10-week laboratory experience at one of the top research institutions in the nation. Scholars will engage in an independent research project under the mentorship of faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. Successful applicants are not required to have had prior research experience but are required to be currently enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate program. Applications from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the sciences (African Americans, Latin Americans, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders) are strongly encouraged to apply. We also encourage students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and those who attend small liberal arts colleges to apply.

The stipend for the 2014 program is $4000 and is quite ample to sustain you while in St. Louis. We will provide housing, travel and many meals throughout the summer. Program activities include seminars, individualized career counseling, workshops on applying to Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs, social activities and much more. The program will conclude with a symposium featuring a research poster presentation by each participant.

The information available from the website will guide you through the application process. We recommend that you complete all of the components of your application as early as possible to ensure all materials are received prior to the deadline. All offers of admission to the program will be made by March 1, 2013. Please feel free to contact Ms. Rochelle D. Smith, Director of Diversity Programs at (314) 362-7963 or toll-free at 1-800-852-9074 (option 4) if you have any questions after reviewing the application instructions.


Amgen Scholars Program at Washington University in St. Louis Admissions Committee

Thanks to the Amgen Foundation for its generous support of this program.

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Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information. Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to the University’s Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.

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