NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

March 28, 2025
Awards Available: 15

Scholarship Description

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive, prestigious scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science research. The program provides scholarship recipients up to $20,000 per academic year for tuition, educational, and reasonable living expenses. Scholarships are awarded for one year and can be renewed for up to four years.

Scholarship Includes:

  • A ten week full-time summer internship at the NIH immediately following the year of scholarship support
  • One year of full-time work at the NIH post-graduation; this service obligation may be deferred until completion of an advanced degree program

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for UGSP, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. In addition, you must:

  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Have a grade point average of 3.3 or greater on a 4.0-point scale, or rank within the top five percent of your class.
  • Demonstrate exceptional financial need certified by your undergraduate institution’s financial aid office.

UGSP Scholars may receive up to $20,000 of scholarship support each academic year. The scholarship is paid directly to your university and can be used for tuition, educational and reasonable living expenses as established by your university. Scholarship Search