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National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
(must demonstrate financial need)
Deadline: March 31

The NIH UGSP offers scholarships to undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Applicants must be academically gifted and have earned an overall 3.5 grade point average, or be within the top 5 percent of their class. The yearly renewable scholarships pay for tuition and related educational and reasonable living expenses up to $20,000 per academic year.

AMBUCS scholarships for Physical Therapy
Deadline: April 15

Awards range from $500 to $1,500 annually. There is one two-year award in the amount of $6,000. Students must be accepted in an accredited program by the appropriate health therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and hearing audiology. Awards are based on financial need, US citizenship, commitment to local community, demonstrated academic accomplishment, character for compassion and integrity, and career objectives.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship
(rising juniors apply)
Deadline: February 9

The scholarship program is designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities. The scholarship provides successful undergraduates with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year.

American Cancer Society Fuller Junior Research Fellowships
Deadline: February 9

The Fuller-American Cancer Society Fellowships offer grants to gifted young undergraduate students, introducing them to basic cancer research. The Fellowship includes a stipend of $2,500 for a 10 week summer program; every effort is made to match students with laboratories of their choosing and for which their individual talents and interests are suited.

ELIGIBILITY:
Applicants must be residents of New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, or VT) and enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program. They may be attending college/university outside of New England, Sophomores and juniors are eligible and preference is given to those with advanced science course work, lab skills and an interest in research is required. Minority students are encouraged to apply.

American Meteorological Society/Industry Undergraduate Scholarships
Deadline: February 8

The American Meteorological Society administers an array of graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships with the support of its members, corporations, and government agencies nationwide. The fellowships and scholarships help further the education of outstanding graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a career in the atmospheric and related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Undergraduate scholarships are awarded for the junior year of college and may be continued into the senior year. Awards are based on merit and are given to students who have shown the potential for accomplishment in atmospheric, oceanic or hydrologic sciences.

Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine Undergraduate Summer Fellowships
Deadline: Early April

CABM fellowships provide opportunities for undergraduate students to work in a laboratory at the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, doing research in cell and developmental biology, molecular genetics, structural biology or pharmacology. Applicants must be New Jersey resident who have completed their sophomore year with a GPA of 3.5 or better. Those selected will receive a stipend of $2,500 for the summer, paid in three installments. For additional information contact Linda Van Derveer at CABM. Contact information can be found on the website.

Cornell Summer Fellowships for Minority Premedical Students
Deadline: February 1

Cornell University Medical School offers approximately 30 fellowships to minority juniors intent on entering medical school after college. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The fellowships enable a student to participate in a seven-week nonremedial summer program designed to give insight into the basic and clinical sciences of medicine and health care delivery system. The fellowship provides a weekly cost-of-living allowance. Students are housed rent-free in the medical student dormitories, but must pay for meals and other expenses.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Student Traineeships
Deadline: Two Months Prior to Project Start Date

These awards are offered to bona fide students in or about to enter a doctoral program (i.e., Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D.) Senior-level undergraduate students planning on pursuing graduate training also may apply. Applicants must work with a faculty sponsor on a research project related to CF, the duration of which should be 10 weeks or more. The amount of the award is $1,500 a year, and students may reapply for support for more than one year.

The Hertz Foundation's Graduate Fellowship Awards
Deadline: October 28

Mission:
The Hertz Foundation's mission is to build America's capacity for innovation by nurturing remarkable applied scientists and engineers who show the most promise to change the world. Our nation and the world urgently need the talents of applied scientists and engineers to drive innovation, enhance competitiveness and help solve critical problems we face. The Hertz Foundation identifies the rare young scientists and engineers with the potential to change the world for the better and supports their research endeavors from an early stage.
The Foundation empowers these outstanding young people with the freedom to innovate in collaboration with leading professors in the field.

Eligibility: College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.

American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Fellowships
Deadline: February 1

The American Society for Microbiology's fellowships programs for undergraduate students are aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.) in microbiology. Fellowships provide funding for eight weeks of full-time microbiology-related research in the summer. Students conduct research at the home institutions with the guidance of an ASM member and present their research at the ASM General Meeting the following year.The award provides a stipend of up to $2,500, in addition to $600 for supplies and up to $900 for travel to the ASM General Meeting.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Student Traineeships
(see bottom of the web page)
Deadline: Two Months Prior to Project Start Date

These awards are offered to bona fide students in or about to enter a doctoral program (i.e., Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D.) Senior-level undergraduate students planning on pursuing graduate training also may apply. Applicants must work with a faculty sponsor on a research project related to CF, the duration of which should be 10 weeks or more. The amount of the award is $1,500 a year, and students may reapply for support for more than one year.

John S. Eaton Fellowship in Laboratory Sciences
(No Web Site)

Sponsored by the Institute of Ecosystem Studies, the Eaton Fellowships provide the awardees with a travel allowance, housing and a stipend for up to three months of laboratory research. Canidates must have a committment to excellence in research and a keen interest in the application of analytical models in chemistry to ecological questions. Eaton Fellows spend thier time in the Institute's analytical lab doing research, learning analytical techniques and working with modern equipment and Institue staff. The program of each Eaton Fellow will be tailored according to career goals, interest and experience. Application deadline is variable. For more information and application materials, contact:

Dr. Kathleen C. Weathers
Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Box AB
65 Sharon Turnpike
Millbrook, NY 12545
(845)677-5343
weathers@ecostudies.org

Emerging Infectious Diseases Advanced Laboratory Training Fellowships
Deadline: February 8

The Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Laboratory Fellowship Program, sponsored by APHL and CDC, trains and prepares scientists for careers in public health laboratories and supports public health initiatives related to infectious disease research. The EID Advanced Laboratory Training Fellowship is a one-year program designed for bachelor's or master's level scientists, with emphasis on the practical application of technologies, methodologies and practices related to emerging infectious diseases.

All fellows participate in an orientation session at CDC in Atlanta to gain a general understanding of the public health laboratory system and how it relates to infectious disease surveillance, prevention, research and control. Fellows are placed in local, state or federal (CDC) public health laboratories throughout the US. Fellows are provided with a stipend, medical insurance, travel to the host laboratory and a professional development allowance. Applicants must be US citizens.

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