Amgen Scholars Letter of Recommendation Instructions

Applications for summer 2019 are now open.
The deadline to apply is Friday, February 1, 2019.

To best assist the Amgen Faculty Review Committee, faculty should discuss the following:
  • How long and in what capacity he/she has known the applicant
  • The applicant's motivation for graduate study versus aspiration to attend professional (e.g., medical) school
  • The applicant's qualifications and potential for research as well as academic success
If there are any other insights that the faculty wishes to share, we welcome that information. Letters should be composed on departmental letterhead.

Faculty should submit the letter and applicant's signed waiver form via fax (preferred), mail or email. All materials must be received by the posted deadline.

(310) 267-2219


UCLA, URC-Sciences
Amgen Scholars Program
2121 Life Sciences Building
621 Charles E. Young Dr. South
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1606


Please note: If submitting by email, you must also mail the original copy of the waiver form.

The letter of recommendation remains confidential during the admission process. If the applicant has not waived his/her rights to inspect the recommendation, the faculty's evaluation will become accessible as part of the education record only if the applicant is admitted into the program. Students should review the letter of recommendation waiver form with faculty recommenders; the form can be found

If you have questions please contact:

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