USA NIH Undergraduate Scholarship 2011-2012

USA NIH Undergraduate Bachelor B.A. Scholarships 2011-2012
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) 2011/2012 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
Scholarship support
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.
research training at the NIH
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.
  1. 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 postdoctoral fellow, who will serve as mentors. You will also attend formal seminars and participate in a variety of programs.
  2. Employment at the NIH after Graduation. After graduation, you will continue your training as a full-time employee in an NIH research laboratory. You must serve 1 year of full-time employment for each year of scholarship.
scholarship requirementS
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 2010-2011 academic year at an accredited, 4-year undergraduate institution.
  • 3.5 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) or within the top 5 percent of your class.
  • From a disadvantaged background. Disadvantaged background means that your financial aid office has certified you as having “exceptional financial need.” (Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 148, August 3, 2010, pp.45628-45629; See Below)
    Persons in Family(Includes only dependents listed on Federal income tax forms)
    Family Income Level(Adjusted gross income, rounded to the nearest $100.00)
    1 $32,490
    2 $43,710
    3 $54,930
    4 $66,150
    5 $77,370
    6 $88,590
    7 $99,810
    8 $111,030
how do i apply?
Applications for admission will be accepted through our online form.  Visit the Application Center to learn more about our application requirements.
key dates for admission consideration in fall 2011-2012 academic year
  • Mid-November 2010 – Online Application Opens
  • February 28, 2011 – Application Deadline / Application Closes
  • Summer 2011 – Interviews for Admission
  • July-August 2011 - Award Notifications
This program is administered without discrimination on the basis of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or other nonmerit factors.
NIH is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities.  NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.