Our Preparatory scholarship provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students. Recipients must be members or descendants of federally recognized, state-recognized or terminated Tribes enrolled in preparatory courses or prerequisite courses leading to enrollment in an eligible health professions degree program.
Before you begin your application, confirm that you meet our eligibility requirements, as well as familiarize yourself with the agreement or contract associated with the scholarship that matches your academic pursuits.
You must be a United States citizen (US-born or naturalized) or US national to be considered for an IHS scholarship. Males 18 years or older must be registered for Selective Service.
Documents that will be accepted as proof of citizenship include:
Copy of your birth certificate.
Current US passport.
Certificate of citizenship or naturalization.
A copy of a driver’s license or a social security card will not be accepted as documentation of citizenship.
Tribal/Village Membership Requirements
Preparatory and Pre-Graduate Scholarships: Recipients must be a member or descendant of a federally recognized, state-recognized or terminated American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native village.
Health Professions Scholarship: Recipients must be a member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native village only.
Applicants must also meet specific eligibility requirements:
Be a high school graduate or the equivalent.
Have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Be capable of completing a health profession degree program.
Intend to serve Indian people as a health professional in your chosen discipline.
Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,
Num Awards: Multiple
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: Varies
Indian Health Service
Scholarship Program 801 Thompson Ave., TMP Suite 450A
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 443-6197
Fax: (301) 443-6048