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SOAR, Scholarships and Other Award Resources, is a searchable online database of funding opportunities for current students at all levels as well as recent graduates. Please review the recommendations below for conducting a search based on your needs, interests and eligibility.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Competitive scholarships to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds committed to biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research careers. Applicants must be US citizens from an economically disadvantaged background with at least a 3.3 GPA. Previous laboratory research, involvement in extracurricular science activities or having already taken advanced courses strengthens the application. In addition to the $20,000 scholarship, recipients are eligible for a paid 10 week summer laboratory experience. Recipients must serve 1 year of full-time employment at NIH for each year of scholarship.


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Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: At any stage

Graduate: None

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Undergraduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Math, science, engineering, social science

Additional Qualifications:
Economically disadvantaged and US citizen or U.S. permanent resident; Undergraduate University Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher

Last Updated:
July 18, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17