Applications for summer 2020 will open on November 1, 2019.
Application Deadline: February 3, 2020

BEFORE YOU APPLY: Check to see if you can participate in the entire program from Sunday, June 21 – Friday, August 28, 2020All participants must attend the program for its entire duration.

Review the program’s eligibility requirements. No exceptions are made with regards to the basic eligibility requirements.

Applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
  • Undergraduates enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico and other U.S. Territories.
  • Sophomores (with 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college experience), Juniors and non-graduating Seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue their undergraduate experience).
  • Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or above.
  • Interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.


A complete application contains ALL of the following components:

1. Online SPUR Application 

  • Make sure to choose Amgen Scholars in the Summer Programs at UCLA pull-down menu.

2. Supporting Materials (listed below) submitted on the UCLA Amgen Scholars Supporting Materials Submission web site

  • Personal Statement
    You are required to use this form for your personal statement. There is no separate long-form personal statement.
  • Faculty Mentor Request Form
    Please see the Amgen Faculty website  for a list of potential faculty mentors. If you are a UCLA student, your faculty mentor does not need to be on this list.
  • Unofficial Transcript.

Before you submit your supporting materials: 

  • Make sure to abide by the character limits for each question.
  • Save materials in the following format, GarciaEPersonalStatement.pdf. File names must NOT contain: spaces, hyphens, slashes, commas or other non-alphanumeric characters. Please note: The current system cannot support the upload of .docx files. Please save your documents as .doc or .pdf files.
  • Make sure your contact information and the supporting materials are correct prior to submission. Once you click “Submit Application,” you will not be able to access this site again.

3. Letter of Recommendation and Letter of Recommendation Waiver Form (submitted by faculty)

4. Secondary application survey

  • This will be sent to you after other documents are submitted.


Isabel Martinez
UCLA Amgen Scholars Program Representative
Phone: 310-206-2182