Indian Health Service

Money for American Indians who Need Extra Studies for Health Care Program

(Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship Program for Indians 93.971)
The program objective is to make scholarships available to American Indians and Alaskan Natives who need to take some extra courses in order to qualify for enrollment or re-enrollment in a health profession school. For application information contact Indian Health Service, Scholarship Program, 801 Thompson Ave., Suite 120, Rockville, MD 20852; 301-443-6197; Continue reading

Scholarships for Health Care Professionals

(Health Professions Scholarship Program 93.972)
This program objective is to provide scholarships to American Indians and Alaskan natives attending health professions schools and who are interested in serving other Indians. Upon completion, scholarship recipients are obligated to serve in the Indian Health Service one year for each year of scholarship support, with a minimum of two years. Contact Indian Health Service, Scholarship Program, 801 Thompson Ave., Suite 120, Rockville, MD 20852; 301-443-6197; Continue reading

Get Your Loans Paid Through Indian Health Service

(Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program 93.164)
To ensure that there are enough trained health professionals, the Indian Health Service provides for the repayment of loans to those professionals who agree to serve in an Indian Health Service Facility. Money can be used for the repayment of student loans. The minimum period of participation is two years, and the maximum loan payment is $20,000 per year. Contact the Indian Health Service, Loan Repayment Program, 801 Thompson Ave., Suite 120, Rockville, MD 20852; 301-443-3369; Continue reading

$20,000 Loan Forgiveness

This program is for health worker participants who will enter into a service contract for two years with the Indian Health Service, a Federal health program for American Indians and Alaska Natives. All health professions are eligible to apply to the Loan Repayment Program however special consideration is given to nurses, nurse practitioners, mental health and physician priority medical specialties. The LRP will pay an additional 20 percent annually to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to offset the increased tax liability incurred by the participant. Contact The Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program, Twin brook Metro Plaza — Suite 100A, 12300 Twin brook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852; 301-443-3396; Continue reading

Health Professions Scholarships for American Indians

(Health Professions Pregraduate Scholarship Program for Indians 93.123)
The program objective is to provide scholarships to American Indians and Alaskan Natives for the purpose of completing pre-graduate education leading to baccalaureate degree in the areas of pre-medicine or pre-dentistry. Contact the Indian Health Service for application information; Indian Health Service, Scholarship Program, 801 Thompson Ave., Suite 120, Rockville, MD 20852; 301-443-6197; Continue reading

Money for American Indians Who Want to Be Health Care Professionals

(Health Professions Recruitment Program For Indians 93.970)
The program objective is to increase the number of American Indians and Alaskan Natives who become health professionals. Some of the projects funded include the recruitment of American Indians into health care programs, a variety of retention services once students have enrolled, and scholarship support. Students should contact their school directly for assistance. Contact Indian Health Service, Division of Health Professions Support, 801 Thompson Ave., Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20852; 301-443-4242; Continue reading