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Meet Amgen Scholar Reem Abdel-Haq


Reem Abdel-Haq
Simi Valley, CA

“Ultimately, I’d like to create affordable therapies for people, especially in less developed countries with inefficient healthcare systems.”

Host University: Stanford University
Home University: Brown University
Amgen Scholar Year: 2014
Major: Biology
Expected Graduation: 2016

Journey to Science

Letter from the Amgen Foundation President


Amgen was founded more than 30 years ago with the incredible ambition of unlocking the power of biology to help create lifesaving medicines. Now the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, Amgen has reached millions of patients globally and continues to develop a pipeline of promising medicines. Scientific expertise is in our DNA, and our scientists and staff are the engines that propel this enterprise forward.

Meet Amgen Scholar Christopher Divsalar


Christopher Divsalar
San Francisco, CA

“I’ve received a taste of what it is like to be a ‘real life scientist’ and find it extremely exciting, challenging, and personally rewarding.”

Host University: MIT
Home University: University of California, Berkeley
Amgen Scholar Year: 2014
Major: Bioengineering
Expected Graduation: Fall 2014

Journey to Science

Apply to Become a 2015 Amgen Scholar


Every year, the Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduates with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the world’s premier educational institutions. The 17 host institutions are now accepting applications for the 2015 Amgen Scholars Program:

2015 Amgen Scholars Program Host Institutions

United States

Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Sasa Svikovic


Sasa Svikovic

Belgrade, Serbia

“All the lab techniques that I mastered during the Amgen Scholars Program were essentially the ones that I use now every day.”

Who is Your #ScienceHero?

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In honor of the Amgen Scholars expansion, we want to know who sparked your love of science. Who is your #sciencehero? Share your answer on Twitter using #ScienceHero.


Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Bayardo Garay


Bayardo Garay 
San Francisco, CA

“I actually have a say in how the experiments are done, and what goes on. I’m in charge. You don’t get that level of freedom everywhere.”

Host University: University of California, Berkeley
Home University: University of California, Berkeley
Amgen Scholar Year: 2014
Major: Molecular & Cell Biology
Expected Graduation: 2015

Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Imaani Easthausen


Imaani Easthausen

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

“It’s really cool to be in an environment to conduct research with other undergrads. I can be involved in the core of what’s going on in the decision-making process.”

  • Host University: University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Home University: Bard College
  • Amgen Scholar Year: 2014
  • Major: Biology 
  • Expected Graduation: 2015


Journey to Science

Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists

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This video shows why the Amgen Foundation is deeply committed to STEM education & sparking the love of science in students. Visit & follow @AmgenFoundation to learn more. The Amgen Foundation seeks to inspire the next generation of scientists.

The Amgen Foundation Expands Amgen Scholars Program to 17 Top Educational Institutions Worldwide

Foundation’s Commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Surpasses $100 Million Milestone
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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Amgen Foundation today announced that the Amgen Scholars Program is expanding its presence with new host institutions in the U.S., Europe, and, for the first time, Japan. A signature Foundation initiative, the Amgen Scholars Program aims to inspire the next generation of innovators by providing undergraduates with hands-on summer research opportunities at many of the world's premier educational institutions.


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