Health Professions Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $45,000
Awards Available: 230

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.

Specific Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must also meet specific eligibility requirements to qualify for a Preparatory or Pre-Graduate scholarship.

A) Be a high school graduate or the equivalent.

B) Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.

C) Be capable of completing a health profession degree program.

D) Intend to serve Indian people as a health professional in your chosen specialty.

E) Be willing to sign an IHS Scholarship Program Agreement (IHS-817) documenting that you're committed to continuing your education in your identified health profession degree program.

Health Professions

Undergraduate and Graduate Level

Bio Medical Engineering - BS (Jr. and Sr. undergraduate years only)
Bio Medical Technology - AAS
Chemical Dependency Counseling - Master's degree
Clinical Psychology - PhD or PsyD
Dentistry - DDS or DMD degrees
Diagnostic Radiology Technology - Associate and BS degree
Environmental Health/Sanitarian - BS (Jr. and Sr. undergraduate years only)
Health Records Administration - RHIT (AAS) and RHIA (BS)
Medical Technology - BS (Jr. and Sr. undergraduate years only)
Medicine - Allopathic and Osteopathic doctorate degrees
Nursing - Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(BSN) Specialties: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Nurse
Practitioner (NP), Psychiatry, Geriatric, Women's Health, Pediatric Nursing,
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
Optometry - OD
Pharmacy - PharmD
Physician Assistant - Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C)
Physical Therapy - MS and DPT
Podiatry - DPM
Public Health Nutritionist - MS
Respiratory Therapy - BS
Social Work - Master's degree with concentrations in direct or clinical practice
Ult rasonography - Diagnostic Radiology Technology degree/
certificate prerequisite

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