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The Amgen Scholars Program
Information for Applicants
The 2014 UW Amgen Scholars Program appplication is now available.
2014 Important Dates and Deadlines
Amgen Scholars Program applicants must be:
Program applicants must also have:
The Amgen Scholars Program is a full-time, 9-week intensive research immersion program. Scholars will not be permitted to engage in other jobs, labs, or academic courses during the program term. All students are expected to live in assigned campus housing for the duration of the program.
Awardees will also be required to:
Financial support is a critical component of the Amgen Scholars Program. Students will receive a $3,500 stipend to be disbursed in equal installments throughout the program term.
All participants will be covered under an accidental medical expense benefit through the University of Washington's Office of Risk Management during the program term. However, all participants are required to carry their own health insurance and show proof of health insurance coverage for the summer program term.
Students will attend weekly research seminars focused on current topics in biotechnology-related research and workshops that provide training in research skills and ethics.
Room and board will be provided. Students accepted into the summer program will live in the designated residence hall with other Amgen Scholars.
Round trip travel from participants' home institutions is funded by the program.
GRE Test Preparation
GRE test preparation with the Seattle Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions Center will be provided to all participating scholars.
During the summer program, each Amgen Scholar will attend a symposium to hear firsthand from leading scientists working in industry and academe. The symposium will be held in California, and will provide a great opportunity to network with other Amgen Scholars.
In addition, University of Washington students will be expected to present their research projects at the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, which takes place every spring.
Various optional social and recreational activities will be offered to UW Amgen Scholars throughout the summer program.
The Amgen Summer Scholars Program will take place on the University of Washington's Seattle Campus. In addtion to extensive research with world-renowned UW faculty members, students have the opportunity to enjoy Seattle first hand. For more information on what you can do in and around Seattle, visit UW's Seattle Life page .