Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship — American Indian and Alaska Native students may enroll in courses (compensatory or pre-professional) in preparation for entry to health professional schools such as nursing, pharmacy and others as needed.
Health Professions Pre-Graduate Scholarship — American Indian and Alaska Native students may enroll in courses leading to a bachelor's degree in specific pre-professional areas such as premedicine, predentistry, pre-podiatry and others as needed.
Health Professions Scholarship — American Indian and Alaska Native students enrolled in health professions and allied health professions programs may apply.
The following are general eligibility requirements for students applying for any one of the three IHS scholarship programs. Applicants must meet both the general requirements and the specific requirements listed for the individual scholarship program they are applying for in order to be considered. The detailed description for each separate scholarship program lists the specific requirements for that program. For more eligibility requirement details please download the Application Handbook (PDF - 3926KB).
Only Health Professions Scholarship Program recipients incur a service obligation of one year for each year of scholarship support received (or the part-time equivalent) with a minimum service period of two years. After graduation, your active duty service obligation is fulfilled as designated by the Director of IHS in one of the following areas:
- Indian Health Service (IHS)
- A Tribal health program (contracted under the Indian Self-Determination Act [P.L. 93-638])
- An Urban Indian health program (assisted under Title V — Health Services for Urban Indians, of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act [P.L. 94-437])
- Private practice in a designated health professional shortage area addressing the health care needs of at least 51 percent of Indians in that area.
You can also elect to fulfill the service obligation in one of the above areas that is located on the reservation of the Tribe or serves the Tribe in which you are enrolled.
- American Indian
- Native American
This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.
Area Scholarship Coordinator
IHS Scholarship Program Office
Indian Health Services Scholarship Program
The Reyes Building
801 Thompson Avenue, Ste. 400
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 443-6197
Fax: (301) 443-6048