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Indian Health Service Health Professions Scholarship Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Sponsor
Indian Health Service
Deadlines
Mar 28, 2018
Contact

301.443.6197
Online contact form

A list of IHS Area Scholarship Coordinators is available on the program website.

Purpose

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 minimum 2-year service commitment at an Indian health facility.

Eligibility

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 professions include:

  • Chemical Dependency Counseling — Master’s degrees
  • Clinical Psychology — PhD or PsyD
  • Counseling Psychology — PhD
  • Dentistry — DDS or DMD degrees
  • Medicine — Allopathic and Osteopathic
  • Nursing — Associate and Bachelor Degrees and Advanced Degrees in Family Practice, Pediatric, Psychiatry, Geriatric, Women’s Health, Anesthesia, Midwifery
  • Optometry — OD
  • Pharmacy — PharmD
  • Physician Assistant — Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C)
  • Physical Therapy — MS and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degrees
  • Podiatry - DPM
  • Social Work — Master’s degree with concentration in direct or clinical practice
Geographic coverage
Nationwide
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 (minimum of 2 years).

Application process

Links to the application handbook and the online application portal are available on the program website. Supporting documents should be mailed to the IHS Scholarship Program office:

Indian Health Service
Scholarship Program
5600 Fishers Lane
Mail Stop: OHR (11E53A)
Rockville, MD 20857

Deadline for new applications is March 28, 2018.

For returning applicants:

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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