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Indian Health Service Health Professions Scholarship Program

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Indian Health Service
Mar 28, 2019

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.


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 degree
  • Clinical Psychology - PhD or PsyD
  • Counseling Psychology - PhD
  • Dentistry - DDS and DMD degrees
  • Medicine - Allopathic and Osteopathic doctorate degrees
  • Nursing - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Nursing - Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Nursing - Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Optometry - OD
  • Pharmacy - PharmD
  • Physician Assistant - Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C)
  • Physical Therapy - MS and DPT
  • Podiatry - DPM
  • Social Work - Master's degree with concentrations in director clinical practice
  • Environmental Engineering - BS (Junior and senior undergraduate only)
  • Environmental Health/Sanitarian - BS (Junior and senior undergraduate only)
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 (minimum of 2 years and up to 4 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 continuing students is March 15, 2019.

Deadline for new applications is March 28, 2019.

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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