Amgen Foundation - $100 Million for STEM Education

The Amgen Foundation has created a two-pronged approach to inspire the next generation of innovators: (1) investing in and supporting science teachers; and (2) creating hands-on opportunities for students. Amgen of Thousand Oaks, California, advances this work through a suite of STEM Education initiatives such as Amgen Scholars, Amgen Biotech Experience, and Amgen Teach. The Foundation’s total commitment to STEM education is now over $100 million globally. In the communities where Amgen staff lives and works, the company commits millions of dollars in charitable donations, and staff members devote thousands of hours of personal time, to programs and services that can make meaningful differences in people’s lives.

 

To learn more about the Amgen Scholars Program, please visit http://www.amgenscholars.com/

The Amgen Foundation (www.amgen.com/citizenship/overview.html) seeks to advance
excellence in science education to inspire the next generation of innovators, and invest in
strengthening communities where Amgen staff members live and work. To date, the Foundation
has donated more than $200 million in grants to local, regional and international nonprofit
organizations that impact society in inspiring and innovative ways. The Foundation has also
supported disaster relief efforts both domestically and internationally.
Amgen is inspiring and preparing the scientists of tomorrow through several signature science
education programs, including Amgen Scholars, an eight-year, $34 million program for
undergraduates; the Teach For America Amgen Fellows Program; and the Amgen Biotech
Experience. In the communities where Amgen staff lives and works, the company commits millions
of dollars in charitable donations, and staff members devote thousands of hours of personal time,
to programs and services that can make meaningful differences in people’s lives.
California (South San Francisco, Thousand Oaks)
Colorado (Boulder, Longmont)
Kentucky (Louisville)
Maryland (Rockville)
Massachusetts (Cambridge, Woburn)
Puerto Rico (Juncos)
Rhode Island (West Greenwich)
Washington (Bothell, Seattle)
Washington, D.C.
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.