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NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

For each full or partial scholarship year, the recipient will incur two types of service obligation:10-week Summer Laboratory Experience. After each year of the scholarship, students will serve for 10 weeks as paid summer research employees in an NIH research laboratory. This employment occurs after the receipt of the scholarship award. Each scholar will be assigned to an NIH researcher and an NIH post-doctoral fellow, who will serve as mentors. Students will also attend formal seminars and participate in a variety of programs.Employment at the NIH After Graduation. After graduation, scholarship recipients are required to serve as full-time employees in an NIH research laboratory. The recipient must serve 1 year of full-time employment for each year of scholarship.

Eligibility: The NIH Undergraduate Scholarships will be awarded to students on a competitive basis who show a commitment to pursuing careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science research at the NIH. The following are the basic requirements: The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, national, or qualified non-citizen (click here for more information). The applicant must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student for the 2003-2004 academic year at an accredited undergraduate institution. The applicant must be from a disadvantaged background.* The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or be within the top 5 percent of his or her class.

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