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Academic Awards and Fellowships (AAF)

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

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 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.

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Applicants must be US citizens permanent residents who are enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) 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 exceptional financial need (see NIH guidelines for more information).

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