(Thousand Oaks, CA, Thursday, November 1, 2018) – Today, the Amgen Foundation announced the expansion of the Amgen Scholars Program, a hands-on research program that has given more than 3,900 undergraduates worldwide a chance to spend a summer at one of the world’s premier research institutions. The new commitment brings the program to a total of 24 elite institutions across the U.S., Europe, Asia and, for the first time, Australia and Canada who will host the summer experience. Through this new four-year commitment of more than $21 million, 1,500 additional undergraduates will have the chance to engage in research opportunities in biomedical and biotechnology fields.

Eight new partners, including Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Yale University, and more, will join the already distinguished list of existing host institutions like Harvard University, National Institutes of Health and University of Cambridge, among others.

This signature initiative builds upon the Amgen Foundation’s mission to advance excellence in science education and empower tomorrow’s innovators, a goal to which the Foundation has contributed nearly $150 million globally to date.

The host institutions are now accepting applications for the 2019 Amgen Scholars Program. For more information about the Amgen Scholars Program, or to complete an application, visit www.AmgenScholars.com.

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