National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship- Up to $20,000

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive academic scholarships up to $20,000 per academic year to students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed for up to 4 years. Please visit our website at: for additional information. We ask that you share this announcement with your colleagues or candidates who may be interested in this award.

UGSP offers:

Scholarship support

Paid research training at the NIH during the summer and after graduation

Eligibility requirements:

-U.S.A. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident

-Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America

-Undergraduate University Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0-point scale or within the top 5 percent of your class

-Having 'Exceptional Financial Need' as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office (UGSP's Exceptional Financial Need Form (EFN) can be found on the OITE/UGSP website)


(Dates updated 1 November 2017)

 January 2, 2018 - Application Opens

 March 15, 2018 - Application Deadline

 March 30, 2018 - Letter of Recommendation Deadline

 May 11, 2018 - EFN Form with 2016 Tax Year Information Deadline

 Mid-June 2018 - Invitations to Phone Interview Distributed

 Mid-July 2018 - Phone Interviews for Admission

 Late-July 2018 - Selection of Scholars

Please contact Adrian D Warren or Dr. Darryl Murray (Director of the UGSP) @ if you have any questions regarding the UGSP award.

The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.