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IHS Scholarship Program Branch Chief

The IHS Scholarship Program Branch Chief is responsible for the coordination of the programmatic aspects for the scholarship sections of P.L. 94-437, Title I and for the activities of the Area Scholarship Coordinators. Additionally, the IHS Scholarship Program Branch Chief serves as the authority on programmatic issues and decisions.

Ms. Reta Brewer
IHS Scholarship Program Branch Chief
5600 Fishers Lane
Mail Stop: OHR (11E53A)
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (301) 443-6197
Fax: (301) 443-6048

Chief Grants Management Officer

The Grants Management Officer is responsible for the administration of the scholarship program in accordance with grant policies and procedures. In addition, all management of appropriate business functions of the scholarship program is the Officer’s responsibility.

Mr. Robert Tarwater
Director, Chief Grants Management Officer
5600 Fishers Lane
Mail Stop: OMS (09E70)
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-3512
Fax: 301-443-5804

Grants Scholarship Coordinators/Management Specialists

The Grants Scholarship Coordinators/Management Specialists are responsible for the coordination of all business functions of the scholarship program. These functions include application distribution, obligation of stipends, award notifications and payment of invoices and monthly stipends.

Mr. Craig Boswell
5600 Fishers Lane
Mail Stop: OMS (09E70)
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-5204
Fax: 301-480-1091

IHS Scholarship Program Extern Coordinator

The IHS Scholarship Program Extern Coordinator is responsible for the IHS Extern Program. The coordinator verifies and reconciles data on all externs by IHS Area office. The coordinator also establishes and maintains cooperative and ongoing communications with Area Scholarship Coordinators, as well as other IHS components, government agencies and Tribal organizations to ensure that externs comply with IHS Scholarship Program requirements.

Ms. Vickye Santiago
5600 Fishers Lane
Mail Stop: OHR (11E53A)
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-6197
Fax: 301-443-6048

Default/Waiver Coordinator

The Default and Waiver Coordinators monitor the default and waiver functions of the IHS Scholarship Program.

Ms. Nannette Bellini
Waiver Coordinator
5600 Fishers Lane
Mail Stop: OHR (11E53A)
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-4242
Fax: 301-443-6038

Ms. Reta Brewer
Default Coordinator for Scholarships
5600 Fishers Lane
Mail Stop: OHR (11E53A)
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (301) 443-6197
Fax: (301) 443-6048

Division of Health Professions Support, Director

The director of the Division of Health Professions Support is responsible for the coordination of the Indian Health Service Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs.

CAPT Paul Jung, USPHS
5600 Fishers Lane
Mail Stop: OHR (11E22)
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (301) 443-0310