The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) for US students. These scholarships are available for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) is a division of the Office of Intramural Research (OIR), Office of the Director (OD). Their mission is to enhance the training experience of students and fellows on all of the NIH campuses.


Academic Level

Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate programme.


Available Couses

Scholarships are awarded in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.


Value of Award

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.


Applicant Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship

  • USA citizen or USA 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.

Nationality: Citizens of USA are eligible to apply.


How to Apply

The mode of applying is online.


Application Deadline: The application deadline is March 14, 2017.

Application Form

Scholarship Page