UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program


Please consult the program website to confirm details, including applicable deadlines.

Program Purpose: 
UC Berkeley's Amgen Scholars Program provides outstanding science undergraduates with research experience and increases their competitiveness for admission to prestigious graduate and professional institutions. It encourages participants to pursue a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and research careers in the sciences and biotechnology.
Supported Fields: 
Undergraduates in the following fields are encouraged to apply: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, and all of the following areas of specialty: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Bioengineering' Biophysics; Cell & Developmental Biology; Chemical Biology; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Computational Biology; Genetics/Genomics & Development; Immunology; Integrative Biology ; Microbiology; Molecular Genetics; Neuroscience; Plant and Microbial Biology; Structural Biology; Synthetic Biology (SynBERC).
Program Benefits: 
The program provides a $3,800 stipend, room and board, college course credit, and expenses to participate in National Amgen Scholars Program Symposium.
Applicant Profile: 
Prior research experience is preferred, with an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. Students of of diverse populations and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors with minimum 3.2 GPA.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
Program Deadline: 
Usually February 1.
How To Apply: 
Students or alumni, as applicable, may apply directly to this program. Applicants are encouraged, however, to work with SF State's fellowship advisor well in advance of the program deadline to perfect their application essays and other materials.