Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship

About the National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship

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. The program offers:

– Scholarship support
– Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
– Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation

Location of award, if applicable:

Eligible applicants:

– must be US citizens or permanent residents
– GPA of 3.3 or higher
– demonstrate exceptional financial need as certified by the financial aid office

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

The National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship application process:

Review the scholarship website for information on the scholarship obligation requirements, application process and eligibility requirements.

Contact CFSA and your mentor(s) to discuss your plans to apply for the NIH scholarship.

Watch the short video on the scholarship application center on, “How to Apply to the NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program”.

Complete the Certification for Exceptional Financial Need (EFN) form.

The application opens in January.

Application components include:
– completed online application form
– completed Exceptional Financial Need form
– three letters of recommendation
– transcript(s)

The application deadline is in mid March.

Interested? Contact CFSA for more information on how to get started!

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email: More Information:

Enter any terms you are interested, such as “Government” or “Biotechnology”,