The National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program 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 and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.
- U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
- Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited four-year undergraduate institution located in the U.S.
- GPA of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0-point scale or within the top five percent of your class
- Have “exceptional financial need” as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office (click here for more information)
- Jan. 3 – Application opens
- March 14 – Application deadline
- March 28 – Letter of recommendation deadline
- May 9 – Financial need form deadline
- Mid-June – Invitations to phone interview distributed
- Mid-July – Phone interviews
- Late-July – Selection of scholars