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Indian Health Service Preparatory Scholarship

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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.


Indian Health Professions Preparatory 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) who are enrolled in undergraduate or preparatory courses in preparation for entry to health profession schools.

Preparatory courses are those required to improve science, mathematics or other basic skills and knowledge. Undergraduate prerequisite courses are pre-professional studies required in order to qualify for admission to a health profession program.


Opportunities are available for qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students (descendants and members of federally or state-recognized Tribes). Applicants must be a high school graduate (or equivalent) who is enrolled in, accepted in, or has applied for a preparatory/undergraduate prerequisite general education course or curriculum. Applicants must intend to serve Indian people as a health professional in his/her chosen specialty.

Limited to junior year and above students pursuing the following degrees:

  • Pre-Clinical Psychology
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Social Work
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Preparatory scholarship financial aid is paid for up to two academic years full time or four academic years part time. This support covers tuition and required fees for undergraduate and pre-professional education that enables the student to qualify for enrollment or re-enrollment in a health profession program.

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 · Nurses · Pharmacy workforce · Scholarships for health careers

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