Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship Program

Scholarship Provided by : Indian Health Service

Scholarship Amount

Various Amount

Application Deadline

March 28, 2016


Program Description
Indian Health Service (IHS) Preparatory Scholarship Program provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students.

General Program Requirements
In order to be a recipient of this benefit program, you must be members or descendents of federally recognized, state-recognized or terminated Tribes enrolled in preparatory courses or prerequisite courses leading to enrollment in an eligible health professions degree program.


Citizenship Requirements
You must be a United States citizen (US-born or naturalized) or US national to be considered for an IHS scholarship. Males 18 years or older must be registered for Selective Service.

Documents that will be accepted as proof of citizenship include:

Copy of your birth certificate.
Current US passport.
Certificate of citizenship or naturalization.
A copy of a driver’s license or a social security card will not be accepted as documentation of citizenship.

Tribal/Village Membership Requirements
Preparatory and Pre-Graduate Scholarships: Recipients must be a member or descendant of a federally recognized, state-recognized or terminated American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native village.
Health Professions Scholarship: Recipients must be a member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native village only.
Academic Requirement
Applicants must also meet specific eligibility requirements:

Be a high school graduate or the equivalent.
Have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Be capable of completing a health profession degree program.
Intend to serve Indian people as a health professional in your chosen discipline.
Program Agreement/Contract
Preparatory and Pre-Graduate Scholarships: Be willing to sign an IHS Scholarship Program Agreement documenting that you’re committed to continuing your education in your identified health profession degree program.
Health Professions Scholarship: Be willing to sign an IHS Scholarship Program Contract agreeing to a minimum two-year service commitment to practice at an Indian health facility upon completion of your academic and/or post-graduate training.

American Indian
United States
Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Students

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