National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship

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

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

Location of award, if applicable: Summer Internships at NIH research labs

Eligible applicants:

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.

Watch the “How to Apply to the NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program” video from the NIH website:

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

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:

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising  Email: More Information:

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