In general, confirmation emails may not be sent instantly.
1. Check your Spam/Junk mail
2. Click the confirmation button to resend your email confirmation
3. Use a different email address
4. Contact our program for assistance
Yes, you can apply to multiple program sites. Each site has the same minimum eligibility requirements; however, other requirements and application process may vary slightly. Be sure to read each site's requirements carefully.
No. Each Amgen Scholars site has its own application process.
Yes, we will accept supporting documents for a short time after the deadline; however, only completed applications are reviewed.
No. You should only list research experience you have obtained as an undergraduate. However, you can mention your high school research in your essay.
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
No. You are ineligible to apply because you must have completed 3 semesters or 4 quarters of college before applying to the Amgen Scholars Program.
No. You must be enrolled in a 4-year college or university before you apply.
No. You are ineligible to apply because you must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
No. Research experience is not required; however, it is strongly recommended.
Yes. Quarter system applicants will participant for approximately 8-9 weeks.
No. You must be returning to your undergraduate college or university in fall of 2017 to continue your studies.
Yes. UC Berkeley accepts unofficial. Upload your transcript(s) as a PDF and your current transcript must include your 2017 fall grades. Study Abroad applicants may submit their fall grades later, if needed. Please do not mail, email, or fax your transcript to the program.
No. Transcripts can be submitted at various times including after you submit your application
Visit UC Berkeley's GPA calculator and enter the units and grades for all your classes or just your major classes. You will need your overall GPA and major GPA when you complete the online application.
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. Both ways will yield the same 4.0 GPA conversions.
Within your online application, you will request for the letter writer to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. To make this request, you will enter the names and email address of each letter writer. You can also change or add different request. Carefully follow the instructions provided within the online application.
Letters from people who have experience working with you in a research setting, faculty mentors, principal investigators, professors, and teachers are preferred. Two letters from the same lab is consider as one letter (i.e. a letter from faculty member and one from your lab mentor-postdoc or graduate student you worked with in the lab)
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 is not preferred.
Have your letter writer to check Spam/Junk mail, resend the request with your online application, and/or contact the program about this issue.
No. Letter writers can be submitted at various times including after your application is submitted and after the deadline.
Applicants to the program will be notified starting at the end of February and throughout the month of March.
There are 20 summer positions available.
Yes. As part of your online application, you will list your four top research areas of interest and your three top faculty members.
Placements are made based on applicants' research interest.
No. You are required to participate for the entire 10 weeks except for students on a quarter system who must arrive late and participate approximately 8 or 9 weeks.
No. You can only participate once in any Amgen Scholars Program.