BEFORE YOU APPLY: Check to see if you can participate in the entire program from Sunday, June 25 – Friday, September 1, 2023All 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 joint M.D./Ph.D.


To be considered for the program, an applicant must complete ALL of the application components listed below (SPUR application + 5 supporting materials). The application components do not have to be completed in the order they are listed, but we do encourage you to contact your recommender as soon as possible about the letter of recommendation. All application materials must be received by Wednesday, February 1, 2023Click here to download the supporting material. Please include your transcript to this packet. Please send the complete packet to

1. Submit an Online SPUR Application 

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

2. Complete the Supporting Materials (listed below) and email the combined pdf in one email and Letter of Recommendation sent by facultto For the three supporting documents, click here to download the supporting material. Please include your transcript to the combined packet.

  • Personal Statement Form
    You are required to use this form for your personal statement. There is no separate long-form personal statement. Please fill out the form in the support material document packet above and submit packet via email.
  • 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. Please fill out the form in the support material document packet above and submit packet via email.
  • Unofficial Transcript. Please include your transcripts in the supporting material packet. If there is any Social Security Number on the transcripts please cross out (redact).
  • Letter of Recommendation and Letter of Recommendation Waiver Form need to be submitted by a academic faculty member and student respectively. Please see the Letter of Recommendation Instructions for more information. The student will fill out and sign the Letter of Recommendation Waiver form (top portion). Please be sure to share this form with your academic faculty who is writing your letter of recommendation. Both the letter (submitted by faculty) and waiver form (submitted by student) should be emailed to Please be sure the student and the faculty keep a copy of the waiver form after the applicant fills it out.

Before you submit your supporting material packet to in one email:

  • Make sure to abide by the character limits for each question.
  • Save materials in the following format, GarciaEAmgenApplication.pdf. File names must NOT contain: spaces, hyphens, slashes, commas or other non-alphanumeric characters. Please note: Please save your supporting material packet as a .pdf files or .word files.
  • Make sure your contact information and the supporting materials are correct prior to submission to

3. Complete the Secondary Application Survey

  • Once we received your SPUR application and the supporting material packet, we will send you a link to the Survey


Laurie Femmel
Program Representative, UCLA Amgen Scholars Program
Phone: 310-206-2182