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IHS Scholarship Program
Your Health Career Starts Here
Indian health facilities around the country have an urgent need for dedicated and passionate health care professionals. Filling that need begins with people like you — someone who chooses to pursue a path that embarks on a career of higher purpose. Embrace our mission and make it your own.
If you are an American Indian or Alaska Native interested in a career in dental health, we invite you to explore all that the IHS Scholarship Program has to offer.
American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduates enrolled in a pre-dentistry degree program are encouraged to apply for a Pre-Graduate scholarship. The IHS Scholarship Program will cover your undergraduate tuition, fees and related educational expenses for up to four years.
Health Professions Scholarship
The Health Professions scholarship is for qualified American Indians and Alaska Natives ready to take the final step in completing their dentistry training and assuming a leadership role as a health professional in a tribal community. The scholarship is designed to cover most, if not all, of your educational and living expenses, including tuition, fees, room and board, travel expenses to and from school, tutoring and summer school. In exchange, after graduation you agree to fulfill a minimum two-year service commitment that, ultimately, can lead to a rewarding career practicing within an Indian health facility.