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NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

December 05, 2012

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers scholarships to undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds who will pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The Undergraduate Scholarship Program funds $20,000 for one year, renewable for up to four years. After each year, recipients must participate in a 10-week summer program as a paid research employee in an NIH research laboratory and, after graduating, must serve one year of full-time employment at one such NIH research laboratory for every year of funding received.

Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens (or qualified noncitizens) or are enrolled to accepted as a full-time student at a 4-year US undergraduate institution. Applicants must also have at least a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate exception financial need.

Deadline: March 14, 2017. (Applications open January 3, 2017.)

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