Scholarship Name: United Negro College Fund/Merck Science Initiative
Description: Merck, the pharmaceutical and medical research giant, has teamed up with UNCF to offer sizable scholarships to African-American students studying science at the undergraduate level. These scholarships (worth up to $35,000 in free college money!) are reserved for African-American students who are studying life science, and plan on pursuing careers in the area. In addition the scholarships, Merck offers summer internships to recipients – students must be able to complete two internships with Merck for two consecutive summers. Students should apply in the junior year, and have at least a 3.3 GPA. UNCF and Merck also offer scholarships to graduate and doctoral students in the sciences, worth $52,000 and $85,000 respectively. These research-based scholarships are also specifically for African-American science students.
Awards per Year: 2
Award is Open to: Undergraduate Students
Major/Field of Study: Science (life science or physical science)
How to Apply/Contact: More information about the UNCF/Merck Scholarships are available on the UNCF website.
See Also: Fortune 500 Scholarships, Scholarships for African-American Students