The University of Rhode Island Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education Diversity (URI ESTEEMED) Scholarship and Education Program is a federally funded initiative supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) for undergraduate students from groups that are historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines. Underrepresented groups include ethnic and racial minorities, people with disabilities, and those from underprivileged backgrounds, as defined by the NIH.

The main goal of the program is to prepare freshmen and sophomores in STEM majors to conduct biomedical- and bioengineering-related research through: (1) academic enrichment and research skills development and (2) scholar support, soft skills development, and community building.

We seek students who are interested in learning more about research in biomedical sciences, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, and health sciences. ESTEEMED scholars will receive financial support during their freshman and sophomore years and will be given exceptional opportunities and support to ensure maximal success and high academic achievement.


ESTEEMED trainees travel to Harvard Medical School for the New England Science Symposium

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