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Indian Health Service Pre-Graduate Scholarship Program

Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 28, 2024

IHS Area Scholarship Coordinators

Other federal contacts

For technical assistance:
Destiny Khalil


The Pre-Graduate Scholarship Program provides financial support for American Indian and Alaska Native (federally or state-recognized) students to enroll in courses leading to a bachelor's degree in specific pre-professional areas, such as pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-nursing, and other subjects needed by the Indian health programs. There is no service requirement attached to the scholarship.

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Descendants and members of federally or state-recognized tribes are eligible.

Applicants must be enrolled in a pre-health professions program leading to a bachelor of science degree.

Specific eligibility requirements

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Support covers tuition and required fees for health profession courses and additional educational and living expenses for up to 4 years.

Scholarship recipients are also eligible to request funding for summer courses. Funding for summer courses must be requested annually no later than April 22.

Additional information is available on the program website.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, program materials, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Dental workforce · Nurses · Oral health · Physicians · Primary care · Scholarships for health careers

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