93.187

Program Number:93.187
Program Title:Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
Department:National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
Objectives:To provide service-conditioned scholarships to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who agree to pursue undergraduate education at accredited institutions. Individuals must pursue a course of academic study which prepares them for professions needed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH expects to facilitate interest of these individuals in pursuing careers in the biomedical/biobehavioral sciences at the NIH.
Assistance Type:Direct Payments for Specified Use
Use:This program will provide scholarships to individuals who have completed their first year of studies and are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time students at an accredited undergraduate institution of higher education and who are from disadvantaged backgrounds. Each recipient must agree by written contract to serve as an NIH employee full-time for not less than 10 consecutive weeks of each year during which the individual is attending the undergraduate institution and receiving a scholarship; and, not later than 60 days after obtaining the educational degree, each recipient must begin serving as a full-time NIH employee for one year for each year of NIH scholarship support (a deferment of the service obligation may be obtained if the Director, NIH, determines that such is appropriate). Applicants must submit a proposed academic program for each academic year and agree that this program will not be altered without prior approval. The applicant must be in good academic (maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5) standing with their educational institution for continuation under the scholarship program. Maximum scholarship per academic year is $20,000. Scholarship funds may only be used for tuition expenses and qualified educational and living expenses incurred while attending school.
Applicant:An eligible applicant must be (1) A U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident; (2) enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited undergraduate institution (4 year school) of higher education; (3) from a disadvantaged background as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services; (4) in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 3.5 or be in the top 5 percent) with his/her educational institution; and (5) submit an application to participate in the Undergraduate Scholarship (UGS) Program; (6) agree to serve as a full-time NIH employee for not less than 10 consecutive weeks of each year during which the individual is attending the educational institution and receiving a scholarship; (7) agree to serve as a full-time NIH employee for 12 months for each academic year during which the scholarship was provided, not later than 60 days after obtaining his or her academic degree, unless a service deferment is granted.
Local Office:See Regional Agency Offices. contact: Darryl Murray, 301-594-2222, murrayda@mail.nih.gov.
Headquarters:Darryl Murray Building 2, Room 2E20 Two Center Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 Email: murrayda@mail.nih.gov Phone: 301-594-2222
Website:https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp
Examples:Not Applicable.