NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)

Degree Level: Undergrad

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

GPA Cutoff: 3.5

Special Consideration: Extreme financial need

Location: United States

Duration: One year, or Multi-year

Deadlines: February. Please check website below for the specific date.


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers:

    • Scholarship support
    • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
    • Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation

    Visit the NIH UGSP site. 

    Award Details

    Duration: One year award, renewable up to four years

    Fields of Study: Biomedical, behavioral, social science health-related fields

    Additional Qualifications: Must show exceptional financial need. Requires commitment to work at NIH one year for each year of funding.