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Honors Program Student Awarded Position with Amgen Scholars Program

Junior in Honors Program Awarded Position and $4,000 Stipend


Honors student Brooke Jones (Biology, ‘18) was recently awarded a position with the Amgen Scholars Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Brooke will receive a $4000 stipend to support an intensive 10-week laboratory experience.

The Amgen Scholars Program is designed to recruit exceptional students interested in careers in biological and biomedical sciences. Scholars will engage in an independent research project under the mentorship of faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. The Program provides housing, travel and many meals throughout the summer. Program activities include seminars, individualized career counseling, workshops on applying to Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs, social activities and much more. The program will conclude with a symposium featuring a research poster presentation by each participant.

Brooke transferred to Minnesota State Mankato from Iowa State University after the 2013-2014 academic year. In Iowa, she volunteered at local medical centers and was a member of the TriBeta Biological Honors Society. During her time at Minnesota State Mankato, Brooke has chosen to pursue a minor in Chemistry. She is also a member of the Honors Program, serves as Vice President for Sexuality and Gender Equality (SAGE), and tutors through the IELI (Language Learning Partners) Program on Minnesota State Mankato’s campus.

Brooke utilized resources in the Office of University Fellowships in her pursuit of this award. Visit the Office of University Fellowships website for more information on fellowships.

For more information on the Minnesota State Mankato Honors Program, see For more information on the Amgen Scholars Program at Washington University in St. Louis, see Amgen Scholars Program.

For more information about the Honors Program, please visit


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