Each year, The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards approximately 15 undergraduate scholarships for US students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America. The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. The program also includes paid research training at the NIH during the summer and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.
Level: Undergraduate Degeree (Scholarships are available for students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America. The program also includes paid research training at the NIH during the summer and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.
Field(s): Scholarships are awarded in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research.
Deadline: March 14, 2017
Funded By: The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship is targeted for Students of USA.
‣ Award No: The NIH awards approximately 15 scholarships each year. It is a highly competitive program.
‣ Scholarship Duration: These NIH scholarships are awarded for 1 year and can be renewed up to 4 years.
‣ Scholarship covers: The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. In return, recipients commit to two types of service obligation for each year of scholarship: (1) 10-week summer service as a paid employee in an NIH research laboratory and (2) after graduation, 1 year of full-time paid employment in an NIH research laboratory.
‣ The National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.
‣ The program offers:Scholarship support,Paid research training at the NIH during the summer and Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation
You must meet all of these requirements in order to be eligible for admission into the UGSP. Please take a moment to use our Eligibility Wizard.
- U.S.A. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident
- Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America
- Undergraduate University Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0-point scale or within the top 5 percent of your class
- Having ‘Exceptional Financial Need’ as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office (Federal Register: 80 FR 3236) – see table (updated 8 December 2016).
You are not eligible for the UGSP if any one of the following items pertains to you:
- You are a high school senior
- You have been awarded an undergraduate degree
- You are enrolled in an advanced degree program, such as a master’s degree
- You are unable to fulfill the payback requirements
‣ Strong applicants are able to demonstrate their commitment to a research career. Applicants are most able to demonstrate this commitment if they have already participated in laboratory research, been involved in extracurricular science activities, or have taken advanced courses relevant to their field.
‣ Selection of Scholars will be take place in late July, 2017.
Scholarship Application Method
Visit the Application Center to learn more about our application requirements and review the videos “How to Apply to the NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program” and “How to Find an NIH Mentor“.
‣ The UGSP encourages all students considering admission to complete and submit the Exceptional Financial Need (EFN) form to their financial aid office to determine eligibility prior to completing the online application.
‣ Scholarship Application Due Date:
KEY DATES FOR ADMISSION CONSIDERATION IN FALL 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR
- January 3, 2017 – Application Opens
- March 14, 2017 – Application Deadline
- March 28, 2017 – Letter of Recommendation Deadline
- May 9, 2017 – EFN Form with 2016 Tax Year Information Deadline
- Mid-June 2017 – Invitations to Phone Interview Distributed
- Mid-July 2017 – Phone Interviews for Admission
- Late-July 2017 – Selection of Scholars
This program is administered without discrimination on the basis of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or other nonmerit factors.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.