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Your Health Career Starts Here - IHS Scholarship Program
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The IHS Scholarship Program application cycle will open this winter, but you can get a head start on the process. Go to the Apply Now page for more information.

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Handbooks
Newly revised handbooks are now available on the Forms and Handbooks page. We now offer three handbooks, an Application Handbook for all first-time applicants, a Student Handbook for all scholarship recipients working toward a degree and a new Service Commitment Handbook for all recipients preparing to apply for or participating in post-graduate clinical training, recipients preparing to fulfill a service commitment and clinicians currently practicing at an Indian health facility.

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Post-Graduate Clinical Training — 2015 Graduates
Post-graduate clinical training programs must be approved by the branch office before you accept admission to a program. Submit your Request for Approval of Deferment (IHS-856-11) [PDF - 64KB] form within 30 days of the start of the Fall academic term to allow your Analyst to review the list of programs that interest you.

Service Commitment — 2015 Graduates
Get a head start on your search for a position at an Indian health facility. Submit your Preferred Placement (IHS-856-12) [PDF - 44KB] form to your Program Analyst within 30 days of the start of the Fall academic term informing your Analyst of your preferred IHS Areas and Indian health facilities where you would like to seek employment.

Federal Register Notice
Reference the Federal Register Notice Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov for information on the IHS Scholarship Program.

Area Scholarship Coordinators
Area Scholarship Coordinators (ASCs) are available to answer questions regarding the program or your responsibilities as a scholarship recipient. Contact your ASC to schedule an appointment.

How Do You Envision Your Future?

Indian health programs need dedicated health professionals — people like you who envision a career with a purpose and mission and who are willing to commit to working in American Indian and Alaska Native communities where they can truly make a difference.

The mission of IHS is to raise the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. Because of the IHS Scholarship Program, many qualified American Indian and Alaska Native health professionals are given the opportunity to pursue their careers as well as help their own communities.

New! Visit the IHS.gov Listserv website for information on how to help improve and increase Tribal participation in 2014: