National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Am I Eligible?

Students who show a commitment to pursuing careers in and social science health-related research are considered if they meet the following basic requirements:

  • U.S. citizen, national, or qualified non-citizen.
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student for the current academic year at an accredited, 4-year undergraduate institution.
  • From a disadvantaged background. Disadvantaged background means that your financial aid office has certified you as having ?exceptional financial need.?
  • 3.3 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) or within the top 5 percent of your class.

What Will I Receive?

You can receive up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.


Students are encouraged to apply online at


See program website for details.

Additional Information:

The NIH, or the National Institutes of Health, is the world’s largest biomedical research institution. NIH seeks to improve health by conducting research in its own laboratories and by funding the research of other scientists throughout the United States and around the world.

Strong applicants are able to demonstrate their commitment to a research career.

Faculty Representative:

Dr. Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel