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Information for Letter of Recommendation Writers

Amgen Scholars jumping in the air

Thank you for writing a letter of recommendation for one of the applicants to the 2022 UT Southwestern Amgen Scholars program.

This is a hands-on, 10-week research intensive biomedical research experience where the fellows will take ownership of and contribute both technically and intellectually. This is a competitive fellowship and we depend heavily on letters of recommendation to select fellows who have already demonstrated motivation and independence in the classroom and/or research environment.

In your letter please comment on:

  1. How do you know the applicant and how long have you interacted?
  2. Provide examples of applicant’s drive, determination, and grit in the lab or classroom.
  3. Will this program support the long-term goals of the applicant?

The student you are supporting will enter your name and email in our online application. Once they submit the application, you will receive an email prompt with a link to upload your letter of recommendation. You will submit your letter of recommendation directly to this link. The deadline for receipt of Letters of Recommendation is February 7, 2022. Feel free to send them as soon as possible so they can be attached to the applicant’s file.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at or call us at 214-648-0747.

Contact the Amgen Program

Arnaldo Diaz Vazquez, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Phone: 214-648-2527

Arnaldo Diaz Vazquez, Ph.D.

Iman Ahmed

Program Coordinator

Phone: 214-645-9909

Iman Ahmed