Health Professions Pre-graduate Scholarship Program for Indians

To provide scholarships to American Indians and Alaska Natives for the purpose of completing pre-graduate education leading to a baccalaureate degree only in the following areas: (1) Pre-medicine: priority as follows: senior, junior, sophomore, freshman; (2) Pre-dentistry: priority as follows: senior,
junior, sophomore, freshman; (3) Pre-optometry: priority as follows: senior, junior, sophomore, freshman; (4) Pre-podiatry: priority as follows: senior, junior, sophomore, freshman.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - None.

Program Contact: Ms. Reta Brewer, Chief, Scholarship Branch, Division of Health Professions Support, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop; OHR 11E69B, Rockville, MD 20857.

Email: scholarship@ihs.gov Telephone: (301) 443-2349. Grants Management Contact: Mr. Robert Tarwater, Director, Division of Grants Management, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 09E70, Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: (301) 443-5204, Fax (301) 594-0899.
Website Address

http://www.ihs.gov




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Scholarship awards are limited to persons of American Indian or Alaska Native descent.

Support is limited to 4 years of full-time education, or part-time equivalent for a maximum of 8 years.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Individuals of American Indian or Alaska Native descent, who have successfully completed high school education or high school equivalency, and have been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled in an accredited pre-graduate program in a pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-optometry or pre-podiatry curriculum.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals of American Indian or Alaska Native descent.

Credentials/Documentation

Individuals of American Indian or Alaska Native descent, who have successfully completed high school education or high school equivalency, and have been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled in an accredited pre-graduate program in a pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-podiatry or pre-optometry curriculum. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Application form OMB No. 0917-0006 and instructions are provided by the Indian Health Service and are usually available to interested individuals in December (www.ihs.gov/scholarship/applynow). An application form and required documentation (official transcripts, letter of acceptance by college, curriculum verification, Indian eligibility, tuition verification, faculty evaluations) are submitted to IHS Headquarters for review and approval/disapproval.

Award Procedures

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Funding covers only Tuition and Fees. Tuition and fee payments are made to the recipient's college or university.

Deadlines

Dec 15, 2016 to Mar 28, 2017: The application cycle opens in mid-December 2016 and closes on February 28, 2017 for current scholarship recipients interested in extending their scholarship for another year. The application deadline for new scholarship applicants is March 28, 2017.

Authorization

Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 94-437.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. Grants are approved or disapproved by July 1, 2017, by the Indian Health Service, Division of Grants Management.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Continuation applications must be submitted annually. Continued funding is subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Maximum length of funding is a total of 4 years full-time and 8 years part-time. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Tuition payments and fees are paid upon receipt of invoices from the universities. Stipend payments are paid monthly for the 10-month academic period. An amount for books and other necessary expenses is provided to the student. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Students are required to submit their official transcripts as they are received.

Initial progress reports are required for each quarter.

Notification of Academic Problem/Change is required at any time a problem or change occurs.

No expenditure reports are required.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

No audits are required for this program.

Records

The Indian Health Service Scholarship Program maintains records on all students. Records must be maintained for 4 years after the final payment has been made.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0390-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Training) FY 16 $1,367,162; FY 17 est $1,500,000; and FY 18 est $1,500,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$23,835 - $81,091; average $34,497.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

42 CFR 36.370-36.374. Final Rules and Regulations, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 96-537 (which amends Public Law 94-437, Section 103), published in the Federal Register on February 29, 1984.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Program Contact: Ms. Reta Brewer, Chief, Scholarship Branch, Division of Health Professions Support, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop; OHR 11E69B, Rockville, MD 20857. Email: scholarship@ihs.gov Telephone: (301) 443-2349. Grants Management Contact: Mr. Robert Tarwater, Director, Division of Grants Management, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 09E70, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-5204, Fax (301) 594-0899.

Headquarters Office

Grants Policy Office 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 09E70, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: grantspolicy@ihs.gov Phone: 301-443-5204

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications are scored based on Academic performance, Faculty/Employer Evaluations and Applicant Essays. Complete information on the applicant selection process is available in the IHS Scholarship Program Application Handbook at https://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/handbooks/application_handbook.pdf.




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