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UNCF•MERCK Science Research Scholarships and Fellowships

  • Website Address
  • http://www.ahrq.gov/fund/grantix.htm
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Coordinator
  • Address
  • 8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
  • Suite 110
  • Email Address
  • uncfmerck@uncf.org
  • Application Deadline
  • Varies
  • Number Of Awards
  • See Description
  • Maximum Amount
  • $35,000
  • Scholarship Description
  • The UNCF•Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards are intended
    to help African American undergraduate students who are interested in science to further
    their science education and potentially pursue science careers. The UNCF•Merck awards provide
    tuition support and opportunities for research experience in a state-of-the-art research facility.

    Each award provides up to $35,000, which includes up to $25,000 towards tuition, room and board, and billable fees. This award is not transferable.

    Each UNCF•Merck Undergraduate Fellow will be mentored by a Merck scientist and will receive
    two Summer Research Internships with stipends totaling at least $10,000. One internship will take
    place during the summer following the junior year and the other following graduation. The two
    10-12 week summer internships will take place at a Merck research facility in Rahway, NJ, West Point,PA or San Diego, CA.

    The recipient’s department may receive a Department Grant of up to $10,000. The actual amount of
    this grant is contingent upon funds remaining in the scholarship portion of the award after all tuition, room and board, and billable fees are paid.

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