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.
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.
- Scholarship support
- Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
- Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation
Can be renewed for up to four years of funding.
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.