BEFORE YOU APPLY: Check to see if you can participate in the entire program from Sunday, June 19 – Friday, August 26, 2022All 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 Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

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 submit them on the UCLA Amgen Scholars Supporting Materials Submission web site

  • 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 and submit your form here: 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. Please fill out the form and submit your form here: Faculty Mentor 
  • Unofficial Transcript. Please email the transcripts to If there is any Social Security Number on the transcripts please cross out (redact).
  • Letter of Recommendation and Letter of Recommendation Waiver Form be submitted by a faculty member. Please see the Letter of Recommendation Instructions for more information. The student will fill out and sign  the waiver form and submit it to the faculty member for submission along with their letter of recommendation.  Both the letter and waiver form should be emailed to Please be sure the student and the faculty keep a copy of the waiver form after it is filled out.

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 a .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. Complete the Secondary Application Survey

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


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