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Part 5, Chapter 20:  Manual Exhibit 5-20-A

Public Health Service
Indian Health Service
Review Methodology for
Scholarship Branch


  1. Legislative Authority and Description

    1.1   Is the Indian Health Service Scholarship Program (IHSSP) administered according to Section 103(a)(1), 103(b)(2), as amended?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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  2. Publications of Federal Register Notice.

    2.1   Did the IHSSP publish the most recent Priority categories in the Federal Register?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    2.2  Were the new and continuation awards awards completed for the most recent scholarship award cycle?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Date Completed:____________ Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    2.3  Did the IHSSP publish a list of all current scholarship recipients in the Federal Register?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

  3. Review and Scoring of New Applications by an IHSSP Review Committee.

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    3.1  Is there a review process regarding applications for continuation students to ensure if they are eligible for continued funding?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    3.2  Is there a formal process to score and rate new scholarship applications?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    3.3  Is the review of new scholarship applications carried out by members of the American Indian/Alaska Native communities?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

  4. Monitoring of Scholarship Recipients.

    4.1  Does the IHSSP maintain a database regarding the status of scholarship recipients?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    4.2 Are sample-checks of student files conducted to verify the status listed on the database?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

  5. Graduation and Employment of Scholarship Recipients.

    5.1  Are sample-checks of graduating student files conducted to determine if employment that satisfies IHSSP requirements is being pursued?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    5.2.  Does the IHSSP provide assistance to scholarship recipients who are experiencing difficulty in obtaining employment in an approved I/T/U*?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

  6. Monitoring and Administrative Review Compliant and Non-compliant Scholarship Recipients.

    6.1  Does the IHSSP cross-check the list of scholars encoded as "On Duty" with their student files to ensure that they are currently serving their scholarship obligation?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    5.3  What sort of assistance, if any, does the IHSSP provide to scholarship recipients seeking satisfactory placement?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    6.2  Were copies of the IHSSP Handbook distributed to the obligated scholarship recipients?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    6.3  Did the IHSSP conduct or participate in student conferences regarding placement of scholarship obligees?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    6.4  Does the IHSSP provide placement to scholarship obligees?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

  7. Debt Management.

    7.1  Does the IHSSP cross-check their default records with those of the Debt Management Branch (DMB)?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    7.2  Are errors identified and corrected?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    7.3  Are defaulters referred to the DMB on a timely basis?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

MATERIALS/RECORDS EXAMINED:

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*

I =  Programs delivered by the IHS.
T =  Programs delivered by the Tribes.
U =  Urban Indian Health Programs.


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