National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program


Fellowship Information

Description:

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) 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.

Who Should Apply:

US citizen or US national. Any major that leads to a career in biomedical research or behavioral/social science research related to health issues. From a disadvantaged background (must provide evidence of exceptional financial need). 3.3 GPA or higher. Prior research experience is an asset. Applicants can apply during their undergraduate career.

Fellowship Benefits:
  • Scholarship support
  • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
  • Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation
Program Duration:

Can be renewed for up to four years of funding.

Number & Amount Available:

About 15 per year. The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.

Citizenship Requirements:
USA
STEM Fields Only:
Yes

Student Information

Required GPA:
3.2 and above
Academic Level:
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Deadlines

Initial Deadline:
March 14th
NC State Campus Deadline:

None

National Deadline:
March 14th