Search for school

Healthcare Scholarship: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship

If you are already in school, but paying for your annual tuition bill is difficult because of your family’s financial situation, you may qualify for the Undergraduate Scholarship Program. If you win this scholarship, you will receive some specific benefits along with an obligation to the National Institutes of Health after you graduate.

Scholarship Overview

The UGSP is a competitive scholarship intended for university students coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. You must commit yourself to a career in either the behavioral or biomedical field or to a field in social science that requires health-related research.

Along with significant scholarship support, you’ll receive a paid research training position every summer at the NIH. Post-graduation, you’ll begin working and training at NIH.

The student training is a 10-week lab experience, which you will undergo after every year that you received scholarship support. In this training position, you’ll work with an NIH postdoctoral fellow and an NIH researcher who will both mentor you. Your participation in this program also requires you to attend seminars and participate in several programs.

Your post-graduate employment means you’ll be a full-time NIH employee in a research laboratory, continuing your training. Under the terms of this scholarship, you’ll be required to give one year of full-time employment for every year that you received your NIH scholarship.

Requirements of Scholarship

To be eligible for the UGSP, you must meet certain qualifications:

•Proof of “exceptional financial need” from your school’s financial aid office. The income levels are adjusted annually.
•Show proof that you are a citizen of the U.S. or that you are a permanent resident.
•Hold a GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
•Or, you must fall within the top 5 percent of your class.
•You have to be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student.
•Your chosen university must be an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution in the U.S.
•You have graduated from high school.
•If you already have an undergraduate degree, you will not qualify for this scholarship.
•If you are enrolled in a master’s program, you will not qualify.
•If you know you can’t fulfill the stated payback requirements, you will not qualify.

Deadline of Scholarship

This scholarship comes with several deadlines:

•Open for applications on January 2, 2015.
•Deadline for applications is March 2, 2015.
•Deadline for Letters of Recommendation is March 30, 2015.
•Invitations for phone interviews will be distributed by mid-June of 2015.
•Phone interviews for admission to the program are scheduled for mid-July of 2015.
•Scholars will be selected for the UGSP in late July of 2015.

Amount of Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial support of up to $20,000 per academic year, which will cover educational expenses, tuition and “reasonable” living expenses. Each scholarship is awarded for one academic year and is renewable for up to four years.

Centura College

Centura College, with campus locations in Virginia, South Carolina and Florida.

Programs:

  • Dental Assistant Diploma
  • Health Information Technology
  • Practical Nursing Diploma
  • And more...

Florida Vocational Institute - Miramar

Florida Vocational Institute is committed to providing a quality education in a lifelong, rewarding career. 

Programs:

  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Cyber Security Network Technician
  • Patient Care Technician
  • And more...

American Institute

At American Institute, we believe you can become whatever you want to be, and we’re ready to help you get there.

Programs:

  • Dental Assisting
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assisting

Yuma Truck Driving School

Yuma Truck Driving School trains students to not only pass their Commercial Driver's License (CDL) test, but to become the kind of professional driver that companies seek. It's what we've done for years, and it's why our graduates are working for many of the nation�s top over-the-road carriers as well as regional and local companies.

Yuma Truck Driving School employs only experienced drivers as instructors. These dedicated professionals receive on-going training in various teaching techniques to ensure the hundreds of students we train each year receive a first-rate education.

Programs:

  • Commercial Truck Driver Program - 310 Clock Hours
  • CDL Driver Training Program - 80 Clock Hours

Lincoln Tech

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

Programs:

  • Medical Assistant

Milan Institute

Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

Programs:

  • Pharmaceutical Technician
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • And more...

Summit College

Elevate Your Life

             

If you’re willing to put in the work, take each step with determination, and never stop climbing, Summit College can help you elevate your education – and elevate your life.

Programs:

  • Welding - Structural Welding
  • Electrician
  • HVAC/R

Platt College (Oklahoma)

Pursue your education with Platt College (Oklahoma).

Programs:

  • Medical Assisting
  • Dental Assisting
  • Culinary Arts - AS

Related Post