National Institutes of Health—Undergraduate Scholarship Program


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer as well as paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.



How to Apply

  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Applicants must come from a disadvantaged background; the UB Financial Aid office needs to certify you as having “exceptional financial need” (EFN), as defined by the Federal Government.
  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Applicants must be enrolled full time, as a student at UB.

Campus Liaison

In order to determine if you meet the financial aid eligibility guidelines, you are encouraged to complete the Exceptional Financial Need (EFN) form and submit to UB Financial Aid. Students must also complete the NIH UGSP online application including a personal statement, resume and three letters of recommendation.

Campus Liaison

Megan Stewart