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.
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.
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.
Individuals of American Indian or Alaska Native descent.
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 is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Continuation applications must be submitted annually. Continued funding is subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
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
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.
No audits are required for this program.
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.
(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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Grants Policy Office 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 09E70, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: email@example.com 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.