NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

March 15

Awarded By

National Institutes of Health

Award Amount

Up to $20,000 annually, renewable for up to three additional years. Funds are used for tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses


The number of awards offered varies annually. There were 20 new scholarships awarded in prior academic years.

Additional Information

Invitations for phone interviews will be distributed in mid-June. Phone interviews will occur in mid-July 2018. Selection of scholars will occur in late July 2018. For each full or partial scholarship year, the recipient commits to two NIH service obligations. The first is a 10-week summer laboratory experience. After each year of scholarship support, the recipient 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 postdoctoral fellow, who will serve as mentors. The scholar will also attend formal seminars and participate in a variety of programs. The second obligation is employment at the NIH after graduation. The recipient must serve one year of full-time employment for each year of scholarship.

Deadline Info

Applications are available on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website. The student must apply online via the NIH application system. The student will be required to submit the following infor ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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