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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.

Indian Health Service
Mar 28, 2017

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

An email contact form is also available on the program website.


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 (members of federally recognized tribes only) applying to, accepted by, or enrolled in a health profession program.

Recipients of the scholarship are required to fulfill a minimum two-year service commitment at an Indian health facility.


Priority is given to graduate students and junior- and senior-level students unless otherwise specified.

Individuals who are a member of a federally recognized Indian Tribe or Alaska Native are eligible to apply. Membership in a tribe recognized only by a state does not meet this requirement. 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
Amount of funding

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

Application process

A link to the online application process is available on the program website. Supporting documents should be mailed to the IHS Scholarship Program office:

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

Deadline for renewal applications is February 28, 2017.

Deadline for new applications is March 28, 2017.

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

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