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Amgen Foundation Announces $2.5 Million Expansion of Amgen Scholars Program to Europe
Date:11/10/2008

rs U.S. Program are California Institute of Technology; Columbia University/Barnard College; Howard University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Stanford University; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, San Diego; University of California, San Francisco; and University of Washington. MIT, which has long been at the forefront of undergraduate research programming, serves as the U.S. Program Office and plays a leading role in the coordination, technical oversight and student outreach for the program.

Each of the 10 participating host universities in the U.S. is responsible for selecting approximately 25 participants from both their own student body, as well as from other accredited four-year colleges or universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories.

Financial support for students is a critical component of the U.S. and European program, which aims to ensure that eligible students, regardless of their financial status, are able to participate. Please note that details vary by host university.

For more information about Amgen Scholars including eligibility criteria and applications, please visit http://www.amgenscholars.com.

About the Amgen Foundation

The Amgen Foundation (http://www.amgen.com/citizenship/overview.html) seeks to advance science education; improve patient access to quality care; and strengthen the communities where Amgen staff members live and work. Since 1991, the Foundation has made more than $125 million in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Europe that impact society in inspiring and innovative ways. It has also supported disaster relief efforts both domestically and internationally.

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