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Indian Health Service Scholarships

Indian Health Service

The Indian Health Service (IHS) offers three different scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students in order to educate and train health professionals to staff Indian health programs. Military spouses are eligible to apply as long as they meet all the eligibility requirements. The IHS Scholarship Program begins accepting applications in mid-December.

Preparatory Scholarship

Our Preparatory scholarship provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students. Recipients 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.

Pre-Graduate Scholarship

Our Pre-Graduate scholarship provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students. Recipients must be members or descendents of federally recognized, state-recognized or terminated Tribes enrolled in courses leading to a bachelor’s degree in pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-podiatry and other subjects needed by the Indian health programs.

Health Professions Scholarship

Our Health Professions scholarship provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate- and graduate-level students. Recipients must be members of federally recognized Tribes and enrolled in an eligible health profession degree program. In exchange for financial aid, scholarship recipients agree to fulfill a service commitment in full-time clinical practice upon completion of their academic or post-graduate clinical training.

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