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In order to determine if you meet the financial need eligibility guidelines, the UGSP encourages all students to complete the Exceptional Financial Need (EFN) form and submit it to your financial aid office. This form can be filed prior to completion of the online application. Since your eligibility will have to be updated with your 2017 financial aid application data, completion and submission of this form is for informational purposes only. If you choose to submit the form prior to application, please notify the UGSP at, and we will contact you after your university has indicated your eligibility. However, if you do not receive notification of eligibility prior to the application opening date, we encourage you to go ahead and begin the application process.

Provided below are key files to assist you in preparation for the application cycle: January 3 - March 14, 2017.  Recommendation letters are due by March 28, 2017.

  • Scholarship Benefits
  • Undergraduate Institution Certification for Exceptional Financial Need Form (EFN Form) - FAFSA information used to complete this form must be taken from 2016 taxes.  If 2016 tax information is not available, you are encouraged to submit the form to your financial aid office using 2015 taxes to conditionally determine exceptional financial need by March 14, 2017.  You must resubmit with 2016 taxes once available.  Section-A of this form may be completed prior to printing.  Please use this option so your name, student number, and e-mail address are readable. - Final EFN form with 2016 taxes due by May 9, 2017.
  • Service Obligation
  • The Fine Print
  • Application Frequently Asked Questions
  • Video: How to Apply to the NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
  • Online Application - This hyperlink takes you to the UGSP Application. To return to the OITE website, click on the icon in the upper left of the header.
  • Complete / Manage Your Application - This hyperlink takes you to the login page for your UGSP Application.

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