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Eligibility

The Amgen Scholars program is open to visiting (non-Caltech) students who meet the following eligibility requirements.

Amgen Scholars must

  • Be sophomores (with at least 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college course work), juniors, or non-graduating seniors attending 4-year colleges or universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territories*
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2/4.0
  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.

* Students need to be matriculated in a degree-granting undergraduate program. High school students who are co-enrolled in college courses are not eligible.

The Caltech Amgen Scholars program supports Caltech's committment to training a diverse set of science, technology, engineering, and math leaders. Applications are encouraged from, but not limited to, underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally or financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities.  All applicants will be considered without regard to race or gender.

Please note that students who have been an Amgen Scholar, at any site, are not eligible. Please consider applying through the Caltech SURF program.

Caltech students interested in undergraduate research should consider applying to one of the other Amgen sites in the US or in Japan.  Caltech students interested in conducting research on campus should apply through the SURF program.

Upon receiving an Amgen Scholarship, students sign an agreement to fulfill the following requirements:

  • To conduct their research from June 19 - August 25, 2017 (Student must commit to these dates. No exceptions will be made.)
  • To live in provided campus housing
  • To devote full effort to conducting the Amgen Scholars project (Scholars cannot take courses or hold another job.)
  • To submit two progress reports approved by their mentors
  • To attend the mid-summer Amgen Scholars conference in July
  • To submit an abstract of their project
  • To submit a written technical report approved by the mentor
  • To give an oral presentation on one of the scheduled seminar day symposia
  • To attend weekly Amgen Scholar meetings
  • To fully participate in Amgen Scholar assessment efforts
  • To abide by Caltech's Honor Code

 

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