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Indian Health Service Health Professions Scholarship Program

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Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 28, 2021

Ms. Reta Brewer

IHS Area Scholarship Coordinators


The Indian Health Service Health Professions Scholarship provides financial aid covering tuition, required fees, and other educational and living expenses for qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students enrolled in a health profession degree program.

Recipients of the scholarship are required to fulfill a service commitment at an Indian health facility one year of service for each year of support, for a maximum of 4 years full-time and 8 years part-time.


Individuals who are a member of a federally recognized Indian Tribe or Alaska Native are eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled in an appropriately accredited school and pursuing a course of study in a health profession.

Eligible programs include:

  • Medicine — Allopathic and Osteopathic doctorate degrees
  • Nursing — Bachelor of Science (BSN)
  • Nursing — Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse (NP, DNP)
  • Nursing — Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  • Physician Assistant
  • Dentistry — DDS or DMD
  • Social Work — Master's degree
  • Clinical Psychology — PhD or PsyD
  • Counseling Psychology — PhD
  • Optometry — OD
  • Pharmacy — PharmD
  • Podiatry — DPM
  • Physical Therapy — DPT
  • Chiropractic — DC
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

The award will cover tuition, required fees, and other educational and living expenses.

The required commitment is one year of service per year of scholarship support.

Application process

Application instructions and a link to the online application portal are available in the Federal Register.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Mental health · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physical therapy · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Scholarships for health careers

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