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Indian Health Service Scholarship Program


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The Nashville Area Office of the Indian Health Service (IHS) encourages qualified students in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia to apply for IHS scholarships.

IHS Scholarship Program Overview:

  • Created through the enactment of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) in 1976 and its subsequent amendments
  • Authorized IHS to conduct three interrelated scholarship programs; Preparatory, Pre-Graduate and Health Professions
  • Educational opportunities are focused on the health and allied health professions of greatest need in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Three types of scholarships are available to qualified American Indians and Alaska Natives:

  • Preparatory Scholarship: For qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students to enroll in preparatory or undergraduate prerequisite courses in preparation for entry to a health or allied health professions school.
  • Pre-Graduate Scholarship: For qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students to enroll in coursework leading to a bachelor's degree required for application to medical, dental or podiatry school, and others as needed by Indian health programs.
  • Health Professions Scholarship: For qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students applying to, accepted by or enrolled in a health or allied health professions program.
Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please immediately contact your Area Scholarship Coordinator or the Scholarship Program Branch Office at 301-443-6197.

Nashville Area IHS Scholarship Coordinator
Marla S. Jones
711 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Telephone: 615-467-1576
Fax: 615-467-1569

More information on scholarships is available on the IHS Scholarship Program web page.

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