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Welcome to the I H S Scholarship Website!

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Purpose of the Scholarship Programs

In the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (hereinafter “the Act”), Public Law 94–437, the Congress and the President of the United States established a national goal “to provide the quantity and quality of health services which aximum partwill permit the health status of Indians to be raised to the highest possible level and to encourage the micipation of Indians in the planning and management of those services”

To accomplish this goal, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (I H C I A) and its subsequent amendments of 1980, 1988, 1992, and 1996 authorize the I H S to conduct three interrelated scholarship programs to train the professional health personnel necessary to staff I H S health programs serving the Indian people. These scholarship programs are the:

bullet Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship Program—Section 103(b)(1)
bullet Health Professions Pregraduate Scholarship Program—Section 103(b)(2)
bullet Health Professions Scholarship Program—Section 104
bullet Health Professions Extern Program—Section 105

Both full and part-time student opportunities are available. If you would like further information regarding the benefits, policies and application information please contact our office at the number below.

bulletEligibility information: Applicant must be an American Indian or Alaska Native.

Indian Health Service
Scholarship Program

801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 120
Rockville MD 20852
Phone: (301) 443-6197
Fax: (301) 443-6048

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