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National Student Nurses' Association Undergraduate Scholarship

The National Student Nurses' Association awards scholarships to students currently enrolled in schools of nursing or pre-nursing. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or students with an Alien Registration number. Visit the website for more information.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The National Science Foundation offers fellowships for outstanding students for graduate school in STEM fields. A comprehensive list of fields is available on the website. Applicants should be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. National. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The NIH offers competitive scholarships up to $20,000 to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in health-related research. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, a full-time undergraduate, and have exceptional financial need. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

This program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. Research experience is preferred and students must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Visit the website for more information.

National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Training Award

The NIH Postbac IRTA program provides recent college graduates, who are planning to apply to graduate or professional school, to spend one or two years performing full-time research. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and intend to apply to graduate or professional school. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnerships Program

The NIH Graduate Partnerships Program allows participants to research at the NIH and have the academic environment of a university. Students do not have to be enrolled in a graduate degree program at the time of application, but should intend to enroll and pursue a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences. Visit. the website for deadlines and more information.

National Health Service Corps

The NHSC Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students pursuing primary health care professions in eligible disciplines for a commitment to provide health care to communities in need upon graduation. Students must be enrolled in or accepted to an eligible degree program in Medicine, Dentistry, Nurse Practitioner, Certified nurse-midwife or Physician Assistant to apply. Visit the website for more information.

National Geographic Young Explorers Grants

The Young Explorers Grants offer individuals the opportunity to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects. Students should have prior experience in the fields of research, conservation, or exploration relevant to the proposed project. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

The DoD offers fellowships to students who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. Applicants do not incur any military or other obligation. Visit the website for more information.

Register to attend an information session about this award on Wednesday, September 10 at 5:30pm in 213 Funkhouser.

Mississippi Teacher Corps

The MTC is a two-year program that trains non-education majors to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi. The program offers a full scholarship to the University of Mississippi to complete a master's degree in education and job placement that offers full pay and benefits. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

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