NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program


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, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.


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. The following are the basic requirements: * U.S. citizen, national, or qualified noncitizen. * Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student for the 2010-2011 academic year at an accredited, 4-year undergraduate institution. * 3.5 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) or within the top 5 percent of your class. * From a disadvantaged background. Disadvantaged background means that your financial aid office has certified you as having exceptional financial need.


key dates for admission consideration in fall 2011-2012 academic year * Mid-November 2010 - Online Application Opens * February 28, 2011 - Application Deadline / Application Closes * Summer 2011 - Interviews for Admission * July-August 2011 - Award Notifications


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