Special Academic Opportunities

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers an innovative program to support the career development of the next generation of biomedical health researchers - an Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (UGSP).  It targets students who are committed to pursuing a career in biomedical, behavioral and social science related research.

Award

Up to $20,000 a year is available in scholarship support.  Paid research training at the NIH during the summer and after graduation is also offered.  Intensive monitoring, research exercises, career guidance and skill development are a part of this program.

Eligibility

NIH Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who show a commitment in biomedical, behavioral and social science research.  Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time students in a four-year accredited undergraduate institution and have a 3.5 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale),  or be within the top 5% of the class.

Web Site

http://www.genome.gov/12011156

Deadline

March 31, 2009

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