Q: Do I get reimbursed for my travel expenses to and from the program? Amgen Scholars Canada Program applicants must be: Canadian citizens or Canadian permanent residents; Undergraduate students enrolled in accredited four-year universities in Canada; and; Students in their second, third, or non-graduating fourth year of undergraduate studies. Q: Is research experience required to apply? The Amgen Scholars Program is an international program that gives 15 undergraduate students hands-on lab experience, working for 8 weeks in one of our world-class labs. A: Yes. Thanks to the Amgen Foundation for its generous support of this program. Note: you must submit an application to each host institution you are interested in conducting research at and there is no limit to the number of institutions you can apply to. A: No. Q: Can I submit my supporting documents after the application deadline? Q: When will I know if I am accepted into the UCB Amgen Scholars Program? A: Accepted applicants to the program will be notified starting February 28, 2013. Students seeking a research experience in the following fields are encouraged to apply: biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, chemical and biomolecular engineering, molecular genetics, pathology, statistics, toxicology, and other biomedical related disciplines. If we cannot place you with one of your top three faculty choices, we will notify you of another faculty option before placing you in that lab. Q: My classes for Spring 2014 do not end until after the program start date, can I still apply? Program and attend the mid-summer symposium. Supporting documents can be submitted at various times. Students who drive will be reimbursed for mileage or the equivalent of an airline ticket whichever is the lowest cost. Though it is expected that the majority of Amgen Scholars will be science or engineering majors, students in any major may apply. Q: Can I apply to more than one Amgen Scholars Program site? Audrey Knowlton Q: Do I need to submit my transcript(s) at the same time I submit my online application? A: Scholars will use Bay Area shuttle transportation. amgenscholars@berkeley.edu Your application cannot be considered unless it is complete. As a member of faculty at UAB and previously at Michigan State University, McCornack is no stranger to various honors programs. Q: Am I required to live in the specified program housing or can I live with my friends, family, or other off-campus housing? You should contact both the study abroad program and your home institution to request a grade report or transcript (remember an unofficial transcript will suffice.) You must have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA to be eligible. The Amgen Scholars Program aims to open the door to research opportunities at 24 host institutions for undergraduates from any four-year college or university in a given region. I heard the average is around 3.72 and that they are mostly looking for URM. A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above; and; An interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. Undergraduates worldwide are eligible to apply to participate at one of the host institutions. Finally, email the program staff and apprise us of the situation. We strongly suggest that you follow up after submitting your application, by logging back in and checking to confirm that your application is complete. A cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above; and; An interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D; The Amgen Scholars Program provides undergraduates with hands-on research experience at some of the world’s leading educational institutions. As an Amgen Scholar, he is working in the Department of Biostatistics with Dr. Christina Ramirez as they conduct machine learning research. You should only list research experience you have obtained as an undergraduate. The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the world's leading educational institutions. You will be placed in a faculty lab a several weeks after you accept our offer to participate in the program. Only students continuing their undergraduate studies in the fall directly following their participation in Amgen Scholars may apply. 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. International students are ineligible to apply to the Amgen Scholars Program. Please contact: You can apply to as many Amgen Scholars sites as you want to. A: Basic requirements are the same; however, please visit each Amgen Scholar site and read their application requirements as they vary slightly by campus. Please do not mail, email, or fax your transcript to the program. Q: I am graduating in the spring 2014 semester in May or June, am I eligible to apply for the summer 2014 Amgen Scholars Program? A: No. This program is for undergraduates who are interested in learning more about health disparities and the role science, policy, and community engagement can play in their elimination. A: Yes. Canada Program applicants must also have: A cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above Do some research regardless of whether you get into an REU. Q: Do I need to submit my letters at the same time I submit my online application? Q: Do all Amgen Scholars Program sites have the same application requirements? Cumulative GPA must be a 3.2 or above (on a 4.0 scale). A: Yes. A weighted average mark equivalent to 75% (GPA 3.2) or above in relevant 1st and 2nd year subjects Completed their 2nd year of study in a relevant degree by program start Demonstrated academic excellence and leadership Interest and enthusiasm for a research higher degree in life sciences No: Citizenship requirement: U.S. citizen or permanent resident: 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. June Cong. A: Please submit both your transcripts from the institution(s) you previously attended and your most recent transcript (including your fall grades). A: Yes. Letters from a previous school are acceptable particularly for applicants who recently transferred. Questions? Each site has its own application process and the application requirements may vary slightly. A: Yes. If you are enrolled in a 4-year college or university when you apply, you are eligible. Notifications will continue throughout the month of March. At the time of applying, be either a sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior. The UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program does not require a resume; therefore, it is not necessary to submit one. Minimum 3.0 GPA In your second year as an undergrad student or higher Please check provider for additional requirements Costs: The Amgen website has information on if … Q: How do I submit my letters of recommendation? Is it worth applying with a 3.58 GPA? Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher; Interest in research and the pursuit of a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. Each U.S. host institution has its own application requirements, submission process, and deadline. Q: What is the minimum eligibility requirement to become an Amgen Scholar? The Amgen Scholars Program is a national program to increase research opportunities for students committed to pursuing careers in the sciences. A: No. A: Visit UC Berkeley's GPA calculator and enter the units and grades for all your classes or just your major classes. 158 Barrows Hall MC#2990 Q: I recently transferred to a 4-year college or university after attending a different institution, may I submit a letter of recommendation from someone at my previous school? Each host institution provides students with a research stipend that is unique to that program. Applicants should be interested in pursuing a PhD. At the minimum, each institution requires the submission of an official transcript, a letter of recommendation and a personal statement or essay. Please refer to each institutional website for specific funding and housing information. You should contact both the study abroad program and your home institution to request a grade report or transcript (remember an unofficial transcript will suffice.) How do I convert my GPA to a 4.0 scale? Students interested in summer research in any area of biomedical science, chemistry, bioengineering or chemical engineering are encouraged to apply. Each Amgen Scholars site has its own application to complete. The Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards, Publications with Undergraduate Co-Authors, Provost's Undergraduate Research Scholarship, COVID-19 Guidance for Undergraduate Researchers, Electronic & Information Resources Accessibility, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Reporting and Awareness, U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents, Undergraduate students enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities in the U.S. and U.S. territories, Sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors. The Amgen Scholars Program is funded through a 12-year, $50 million commitment from the Amgen Foundation. It is preferable not to have all your letters from the same lab. The Amgen Scholars Program provides summer research experiences at 13 institutions across the country for students interested in pursuing Ph.D.’s and, eventually, a career in science. Each summer hundreds of undergraduates step into some of the world’s premier research universities and institutions to participate in the Amgen Scholars Program. A: No. Berkeley, CA 94720-2990 If your unofficial transcript is longer than 3 or 4 pages, is not readable, or is not a credible copy, then consider ordering your official transcript and upload a copy to our system. Students on a quarter or semester system that ends after the program start date may enter the program 1-2 weeks late. Please carefully follow the instructions provided within the online application. As general guidance, we require a PDF copy of your unofficial transcript to be uploaded to your online application. Please contact the Dr. Ben Rayder if you have additional questions or would like feedback on your application materials. Q: Do all Amgen Scholars Program sites have the same application deadline? Participants of the Amgen Scholars Program now have exclusive access to the online Amgen Scholars Community. Students have the opportunity to conduct research at 17 leading institutions across the U.S. including: California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Harvard University, MIT, NIH, Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, UCSF, and University of Washington in St. Louis. A: We apologize for the difficulty you and/or your letter writer have experienced. A: There are 22 summer positions available. The home page has the detailed requirements, in summary: • U.S. citizen or permanent resident • Enrolled in a 4-year college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory and be a sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior who will return to school in the fall to continue your undergraduate studies • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher Anderson Library 4333 University Drive, Rm 212 Houston, TX 77204-2001 713.743.9010 voice 713.743.9015 fax 1.888.827.0366 (toll-free) honors@uh.edu. Both ways will yield the same 4.0 GPA conversions. Q: How do I get to the housing or campus from the airport? ©2021 University of Houston. A: Yes. A housing questionnaire will be emailed to each participant to assist us in making the best possible roommate matches. Q: Can I participate as an Amgen Scholar for more than one summer? You must be returning to your undergraduate college or university in fall 2014 to continue your studies. A: Yes. A: No. A: No. Your current transcript must include your fall 2013 grades. UCB Amgen Scholars Program 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) A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above. A: Yes. A: We will accept supporting documents for a short time after the deadline; however, only completed applications can be sent to review. You are eligible to participate for only one summer in the Amgen Scholars Program at Berkeley or any other Amgen Scholars Program. A: Your letter writers are asked to upload letters of recommendation directly, through our online system. Q: Is there one common application form for all 10 of the Amgen Scholars Program sites? In addition to working full time in the laboratory for 10 weeks, the program features: 1. UC Berkeley accepts unofficial transcripts as long as they are of a size that can be uploaded to our system and are of a quality that is readable. Students conduct hands-on research in the lab alongside top faculty, participate in seminars and networking events, and take part in symposia with their peers and leading scientists. Students interested in summer research in any area of biomedical science, chemistry, bioengineering or chemical engineering are encouraged to apply. Please be sure to follow up after submitting your application, by logging back in and checking to confirm that your letters have been received. – must have a GPA of 3.2. Please refer to each institutional website for additional application requirements. Machine learning is widely used in medical settings for both prediction and discovering relevant factors. The Program seeks to increase learning and networking opportunities for students committed to pursuing science or engineering careers and to spark the interest and broaden the Please consider carefully before requesting a letter from your pastor, resident advisor, music teacher, high-school teacher, or relative unless you have worked directly with one of these people conducting research. Anyone know how competitive the Amgen Scholars programs are (Particularly at Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley)? All rights reserved. Supporting documents can be submitted at various times. A meal plan is included with housing. You are required to participate for the entire 10 weeks except for students on a quarter system who must arrive late and participate 8 or 9 weeks. Deadline for summer 2018 opportunities: February 1, 2018 (majority of Amgen sites) and February 15, 2018 (CalTech only). Q: Should I list my research experience from high school on my application? He has recommended students before for the Amgen Scholars Program but his true connection to the program is a very recent and personal one: his son was a 2017 Amgen Scholar. Q: My school calculates the GPA using 5.0 scale. If you received your undergraduate degree prior to June 2, 2019, you will not be eligible to apply. A: No. Q: Are international students eligible to apply to the Amgen Scholars Program? Program Manager Each host institution has its own application process. Q: How do I calculate my GPA or major GPA? Students will be paired with a UCLA faculty mentor if the student does not already have a mentor at UCLA. The Amgen Scholars Program is funded through a 12-year, $50 million commitment from the Amgen Foundation. We request that letter writers upload their letters directly to the program through the online system. Q: If I transferred to a 4-year college or university after attending community college, which set of transcripts should I submit? The Amgen Scholars Program allows undergraduates from across the U.S. to participate in cutting-edge research opportunities at world-class institutions. A: Placements are made based on applicants' research interest. Please visit the Amgen Faculty pagefor information on over 100 potential mentors on the UCLA campus. A: To convert a 5.0 GPA to a 4.0 GPA, divide your cumulative 5.0 GPA by 1.25, or divide your cumulative GPA by 5 then multiply by 4. A: No. Finally, email the program staff and apprise us of the situation. Be sure to read each site's requirements carefully. 5) What is the minimum GPA to be considered for the program? During the summer, undergraduates undergo faculty-mentored summer research opportunities in science and engineer fields. Amgen Scholars is hosted at four premier educational institutions in Asia. A: Your transcript should be uploaded to the online application as a PDF document. Amgen Scholars Program. Most of the time you are placed with your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd choice faculty. Selection Criteria: Download the Amgen Scholars Asia Program Flyer. A: Letters from people who have experience working with you in a research setting, faculty mentors, principal investigators, professors, and teachers are preferred. Program Director Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher; Interested in research and the pursuit of a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. Applicants must have a strong record of academic performance (and a minimum GPA of 3.2 for certain Amgen programs). You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident AND be enrolled in a college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or another U.S. territory. "The Amgen Foundation is committed to leading the way for the Amgen Scholars to learn about the many different scientific career paths available to them." This new site is designed to connect, inform, engage and inspire all Amgen Scholars — past, present and future on a global scale. Prior research experience preferred; No prior participation as an Amgen Scholar (previous Amgen Scholars are ineligible to participate) An interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. Not have participated in an Amgen Scholars program previously. 6) Are letters of recommendation required? Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 Amgen Scholars Program has been deferred until 2022. Your roommate will be another Amgen Scholar. I would lay twenty bucks that if your GPA holds through undergrad, you can get into a top-20 grad school as long as you go through a reasonably rigorous program with the appropriate courses. A: You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, be enrolled in a 4-year college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2, and be a sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior who will return to school in the fall to continue your undergraduate studies. This will allow for a more complete consideration of your coursework. Q: Can I leave for a vacation during the program? We encourage you to continue to follow up with your letter writers and our office to ensure that your application is complete. Depending on how long you have been at your current school this could be the best option. M.D. The Amgen Scholars Program at NIH is a partnership between the Amgen Foundation, the Foundation for the NIH, and the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education. Weekly luncheons where students can meet and discuss science with i… Amgen Scholars Program Would you like to do full-time research at UCLA over the summer? Please upload your most recent transcript while you work to obtain a copy of your fall grades from your study abroad program. Amgen Scholars Program The Amgen Scholars Program is a national program to increase research opportunities for students committed to pursuing careers in the sciences. You will need the names and email address of each letter writer. Q: Can I request a specific faculty to work with before I accept an offer to participate in the UCB Amgen Scholars Program? Q: How many summer positions are available? Q: I spent the previous semester participating in a study abroad program and have not received a transcript yet, what should I do? Q: Whom should I ask to provide a letter of recommendation? Q: What if my letter writer is having problems submitting letter? Fax:  (510) 643-6762 The Amgen Scholars provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at some of the nation's leading educational institutions and a few international universities. A: You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, be enrolled in a 4-year college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2, and be a sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior who will return to school in the fall to continue your undergraduate studies. If you’re interested in any area of biomedical science, chemistry, bioengineering or chemical engineering, and interested in pursuing a Ph.D., consider applying to the Amgen Scholars Program at UCLA! University endorsement required? Please see the following page for trouble shooting suggestions and then contact us if necessary for further assistance. You will need your overall GPA and major GPA when you complete the online application. A: No. A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above (on a 4.0 scale) An interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. A: Yes. Research in the real world. An interest in pursuing a PhD or MD-PhD. All participants are required to live in the designated campus housing including Berkeley students. The Amgen Scholars Program allows undergraduates from across the U.S. to participate in cutting-edge research opportunities at world-class institutions. A: Airfare and shuttle service is arranged and paid for through the campus. Prior research experience preferred; Previous Amgen Scholars are ineligible to apply; Full-time direct participation on a research project; Attend weekly seminars or workshops; Meet weekly with the graduate student assistant for the program The 2009 Amgen Scholars, who have an average GPA of 3.73 were selected from more than 4,000 applications to participate in the Amgen Scholars U.S. As Amgen Scholars, students will … Phone:  (510) 642-0280 A: Your application cannot be considered unless it is complete. • Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher are eligible for the Amgen Scholars Program • Underrepresented minority, socio-economically disadvantaged, first-generation college students, and students with limited access to research laboratories are particularly encouraged to apply A: No. A: All sites have an application deadline of February 3, 2014 except the California Institute of Technology, which has an application deadline in mid February. 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