National Institues of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program

*The NIH Undergraduate Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who show a commitment to pursuing careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.
*U.S. citizen, national, or qualified non-citizen.
*Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student for the at an accredited undergraduate institution.
*From a disadvantaged background. Disadvantaged background means that you have “exceptional financial need” as defined by the Federal Government.
*3.5 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) or within the top 5 percent of your class.
*For each full or partial scholarship year, you are committed to two NIH service obligations. The obligations are benefits of the UGSP-providing you with invaluable research training and experience at the NIH.
*1) 10-week Summer Laboratory Experience. After each year of scholarship support, you will train for 10 weeks as a paid summer research employee in an NIH research laboratory.
*2) Employment at the NIH after Graduation. After graduation, you will continue your training as a full-time employee in an NIH research laboratory. You must serve 1 year of full-time employment for each year of scholarship.
*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 extra-curricular science activities, or have taken advanced courses relevant to their field.
*January 2, 2014 – Online Application Opens March 3, 2014 – Online Application Closes