National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship

The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship provides up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses. Scholarships are awarded for one year and can be renewed for up to four years.

In addition to scholarship support, scholars receive paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation (one year for every year of scholarship support). Each scholar will work directly with an NIH principal investigator or an NIH postdoctoral fellow, who will serve as mentor.

Applicants must be full-time undergraduates with exceptional financial need as defined by the NIH. Click here for details. Candidates must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have a GPA of 3.3 or higher.

The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship application is open now and is due April 3. Students interested in applying should reach out to Kathleen Barry ( in the JHU National Fellowships Program to learn more about how NFP helps to support applicants.