Skip to Content

Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Competition Details

National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Goes By: NIH Undergraduate
Fellowship Website

Offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

Disadvantaged background means that your financial aid office has certified you as having "exceptional financial need" (EFN), as defined by the Federal Government.

Recipients have 2 service requirements with the NIH - one 10-week summer internship with the NIH, and one year of employment with an NIH laboratory for each year of scholarship funding.

Award Value

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen, Permanent Resident
Campus Nomination Required No
Year of Study Funded Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Academic Areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Social Sciences, Health Sciences
Areas of Interest: Research, Public Service
Language Funding No
Location Domestic

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


NIH Undergraduate Electronic Deadline
Monday, March 18, 2019
11:59 p.m. ET

NIH Undergraduate Recommendation deadline
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
11:59 p.m. ET

Last updated: February 16, 2017

Other Fellowships to Consider