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National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers very competitive scholarship awards to students who are from disadvantaged backgrounds. All applicants must be pursuing degrees and careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

The program offers, not only renewable scholarships for up to 4 years, but also paid research training at NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at NIH after graduation. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, educational expenses, and living expenses.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S.A. permanent residents, must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution, and must have a GPA of at least 3.5 or higher. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

Those who are not eligible include: high school seniors, those who have already earned an undergraduate degree, those who are enrolled in a master's or doctorate program, and those who are unwilling to serve 1 year of full-time employment at NIH for each year they receive a scholarship.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in FEBRUARY of each year, and the award amount is usually UP TO $20,000.

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