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NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)

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

For each full or partial scholarship year, there are two NIH service obligations: a 10-week summer laboratory experience in an NIH research laboratory, and employment at the NIH after graduation. You must serve 1 year of full-time employment for each year of scholarship.

Fields of Study:

  • Biomedical, Behavioral, Social Science Health-Related Fields


  • United States

Program Type:

  • Research
  • Study


  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident

Program Length:

  • One Year, renewable up to Four Years


  • March 

Special Considerations:

  • Extreme financial need

Degree Level:

  • Undergrad

GPA Cut Off:

  • 3.3


  • up to $20,000/academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses