> Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
The Program provides service-conditioned scholarships to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who agree to pursue undergraduate education at accredited institutions. Individuals must pursue a course of study which prepares them for professions needed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Maximum scholarship per academic year is $20,000. Scholarship funds may only be used for tuition/educational and living expenses incurred while attending school. 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 receiving a scholarship. In addition, no 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 appropriate).
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a US national, citizen or permanent resident who is pursuing a bachelor's degree and has a current grade point average of 3.5 or higher. To qualify you must also have an annual household income before taxes of less than $17,180 if one person lives in the household; less than $23,220 if two people live in the household; less than $29,260 if three people live in the household; less than $35,300 if four people live in the household; less than $41,340 if five people live in the household; less than $47,380 if six people live in the household; less than $53,420 if seven people live in the household; or less than $59,460 if more than seven people live in the household.
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
Program Contact Information:
To learn more about this program and how to apply, visit this website:
You may also contact the program office directly:
Office of Loan Repayment and Scholarship
2 Center Drive, Room 2E30
Bethesda, MD 20892-0230
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services