NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

This program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research.

Sponsor: NIH


For trainees on the main campus, the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsors a wide range of summer activities including a lecture series featuring distinguished NIH investigators, informal lunchtime talks on training for research careers, and a trainee poster day. The office also makes available information about housing in the area. The NIH provides additional opportunities such as the Science in the Cinema series.


The NIH Undergraduate Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who show a commitment to pursuing careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The following are the basic requirements: U.S. citizen, national, or qualified noncitizen; enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student for the 2008-2009 academic year at an accredited, 4-year undergraduate institution; from a disadvantaged background (meaning that your financial aid office has certified you as having “exceptional financial need"; and a 3.5 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) or within the top 5 percent of your class.

How to Apply