National Institutes of Health Scholars Program
Students interested in science, medicine and cutting edge fields in biomedical research are invited to apply for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Scholars program, a partnership between Elgin Community College and Roosevelt University - Schaumburg.
Each year, a select group of 10 students from underrepresented groups participate in activities at ECC and RU aimed at exposing students to scientific research, particularly in areas relevant to biomedicine. The two-year program consists of two summer research experiences at Roosevelt University’s Schaumburg campus and regular meetings and activities during the fall/spring semesters at ECC.
Selected students receive financial support through compensation paid at an hourly rate for activities relevant to the program.
This program is federally-funded by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which invests billions annually to conduct and support medical research. Visit website
The ECC/Roosevelt NIH Scholars program will begin accepting applications for its fifth class of NIH Scholars beginning January 30, 2013.
|Elgin Community College
||Roosevelt University - Schaumburg
- Meetings every other week during academic year:
- career exploration
- success strategies
- guest speakers
- transfer preparation
- networking and social activities
- ECC faculty mentors
- Participate in enrichment activities:
- community outreach
- Paid summer research programs:
- 1st summer: Introduction to research methods (with lab)
- 2nd summer: Individual research projects
- Site visits/field trips to research facilities
- RU faculty mentors
- Participate in university events:
- science day (once each semester)
- faculty research seminars
10 students will be selected each academic year. Students should meet the following criteria:
- Interest in science
- Member of underrepresented populations
- Enrolled full-time at ECC
- Intend to transfer to a four-year college
- GPA of 2.0 or above
- Personalized transfer and career preparation
- Valuable research experience
- Financial support
- Increased career options
- Group activities and discussions
- Networking opportunities
- Submit the completed NIH scholars application
- Ask a faculty or staff member to submit a recommendation form (complete the top part of the form).
Note: After all application materials are received, qualified students will be interviewed by program coordinators.
|4/10 and 4/11/13
||Prospective participant interviews
||Notification of participants
|May 2013 (TBD)
||Program orientation and kick-off
|June 2013 (TBD)
||Roosevelt University | Summer Research Pre-Session
|June 2013 (TBD)
||Roosevelt University | Research
||Mon. through Fri., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Upon selection, NIH Scholars must complete an ECC Employment Application and other relevant paperwork in order to be compensated for program activities. Students will be compensated a rate of $10 per hour. To receive compensation students must meet the following criteria:
- Must be enrolled at ECC full-time
- Must be a U.S. citizen or non-citizen national or permanent resident.