Ninety-five percent of Amgen Scholar alumni who have completed their undergraduate work are now pursuing an advanced degree or career in a scientific field.
983
Graduate School in Science (Masters or Ph.D.s)
114
M.D.-Ph.D. Programs
210
Professional School in Science (M.D., Other)
397
Science-based Career*
123
Completed Ph.D. Programs
86
Non-Science Grad School or Career
Current status of the 2,375 alumni who have completed undergraduate studies**
*Includes those who completed Ph.D. programs
**Status as of September 2016. Note that 819 alumni are continuing undergraduates and not included in the table above, in addition to 699 alumni whose current status is unknown.
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Corshai Williams

Corshai Williams

"I am working on the continuous flow synthesis of Tranexamic acid, a drug that works to prevent the excess loss of blood.  My ultimate career goal is to pursue a government position conducting forensic science research on trace evidence, explosives, and/or arsons."

Vera Thornton

Vera Thornton

"It was validating for me to come into this environment, a top-tier research institution, and be able to participate and accomplish something."

Anthony Preza

Anthony Preza

"I got to spend a lot of time of time interacting with my mentors. I learned how they were thinking about the research, and it felt nice to have that understanding."

Ivan Kent

Ivan Kent

"The Amgen Scholars Program has helped me realize my true calling in life as a scientist.”

Christopher Divsalar

Christopher Divsalar

“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.”

Amgen Scholars is an international program funded by the Amgen Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge.

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