National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

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 Deadline: 

March 3, 2014
   

Start Date: 

Varies
   

Duration: 

Summer, 10 weeks with a one year post-baccalaureate assignment
   

Location: 

Bethesda, Maryland
   

Area of Interest: 

Arts
Biomedical Sciences
Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Sciences
Humanities
Physical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Other:
   

Category: 

Scholarships
   

Description: 

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, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. For each full or partial scholarship year, you are committed to two NIH service obligations. The obligations themselves are benefits of the UGSP providing you with invaluable research training and experience at the NIH. This includes a 10-week Summer Laboratory Experience. After each year of scholarship support, you will train for 10 weeks as a paid summer research employee in an NIH research laboratory. This employment occurs after the receipt of the scholarship award. Each scholar will be assigned to an NIH researcher and an NIH post-doctoral fellow, who will serve as mentors. You will also attend formal seminars and participate in a variety of programs.
   

Benefits: 

The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.

   

Major(s): 

Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering

   

GPA: 

3.5

   
Year In School at 
start of program: 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
   
Employment 
 Eligibility: 
Has Citizenship
Has Permanent Residence
Has Work Permit
Other: Disadvantaged background, certified with "exceptional financial need"
   

Required 
Documents: 

Resume
Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Other: Official Transcripts
 

Contact: 

Dr. Rayna Carter
Undergraduate Scholarship Program, National Institutes of Health
2 Center Drive, Room 2E24, MSC 0230
Bethesda, MD 20892-0230
Phone: 301-443-8214     Fax: 301-594-9606
Email: ugsp@nih.gov

 

Program Website: 

https://ugsp.nih.gov/home.asp?m=00
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