The UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards are intended to encourage the interest of African American undergraduate students in furthering their science education and pursuing biological, chemical or engineering science careers by providing tuition support and opportunities for research and engineering experience in a state-of-the-art industrial laboratory.
At least 15 Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards will be made in 2012. Each award is up to a maximum of $30,000 that consists of a scholarship award of up to $25,000 and a summer research internship stipend of at least $5,000.
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2011
To be considered for the UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards, an applicant must be:
African American (Black)
Enrolled full time in a four- year college or university in the United States
A junior who will be a degree candidate in the 2012-13 academic year
A life or physical sciences, or engineering major. Physical sciences majors must have completed two semesters of organic chemistry by the end of the 2011-12 academic year. First professional degree (Pharm.D., D.V.M., D.D.S, etc.) majors are not eligible.
A student with a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
Committed to the ten to twelve-week summer internships at a Merck facility
A citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
See additional information at: http://umsi.uncf.org/UndergraduateInstructions/tabid/210/Default.aspx
Note they also have awards for graduate students and postdocs.