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September 2014
Your Health Career Starts Here

Congratulations on your Preparatory scholarship award! This newsletter provides an overview of your responsibilities as a scholarship recipient.

Academic Requirements

You must meet the following academic requirements to maintain your eligibility.

  • Be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time (12 credit hours or the equivalent) or part-time (six to 11 credit hours) student for each academic term.
  • Maintain your enrollment status throughout the current academic year.
  • Maintain the required hours to meet the graduation or completion of training date as agreed to in your application.
Reporting Requirements
Where to Send Materials

You are responsible for submitting all documentation to your IHS Scholarship Program Analyst (unless specified otherwise) at the address below. Refer to the Student Handbook [PDF 4000KB] for additional information.

Indian Health Service
Scholarship Program
Attn: Program Analyst
801 Thompson Ave., TMP Suite 450A
Rockville, MD 20852

Required Documents

You are required to submit the following documentation at the beginning or end of every academic term:

  • Recipient Initial Program Progress Report (IHS-856-8) [PDF 131KB] — Due within 30 days of the beginning of the academic term.
  • Official Transcript — Due 30 days after the end of each academic term. Your transcript must arrive in a sealed envelope with an institutional seal and/or a registrar’s signature; copies will not be accepted.

If an official transcript is not available within 30 days, you must submit a copy of your official grade report or documentation indicating the grades you received in each class.

Each of your instructors and your advisor must sign this report.

General Reporting Documents

You should submit the following documentation when necessary:

  • Notification of Academic Problem (IHS-856-9) [PDF 131KB] — Due immediately if you encounter issues such as academic probation, reduction in credit hours, cancelled or dropped courses or withdrawal from school.
  • Change of Status (IHS-856-10) [PDF 102KB] — Due immediately if you plan to transfer schools, seek dual enrollment or anticipate a change in your graduation date.
  • Lost Stipend Payment (IHS-856-19) [PDF 86KB] — Send via email or to your Grants Scholarship Coordinator at the address below after the seventh day of the month following the month that you did not receive a stipend payment.

Division of Grants Operations
Attn. Grants Scholarship Coordinator
801 Thompson Ave., TMP-360
Rockville, MD 20852

  • Summer School Request (IHS-856-21) [PDF 127KB] — Due April 22. This form must be completed and signed by your school advisor and include your major curriculum.
  • Change of Name or Address (IHS-856-22) [PDF 90KB] — Due immediately. You must include legal documentation (for example, marriage certificate) if requesting a name change.
  • Request for Credit Validation (IHS-856-23) [PDF 78KB] — Allows your Program Analyst to release pertinent information from your file to a credit card company, bank, department store, etc., for the purpose of securing a lease for an apartment, home loan or other financial need.

Tutorial Assistance

Financial assistance for tutorial services is now included as part of your pre-approved educational expenses. You will receive up to $400, depending on your enrollment status, as part of your Other Related Costs (ORC) payment to assist with the cost of hiring a tutor. Refer to the Student Handbook [PDF 4000KB] for more information.

Recipient Orientation Series

The IHS Scholarship Program has created a Recipient Orientation PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) Series to provide you with more in-depth information on the program and your responsibilities as a scholarship recipient.

Learn More

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Visit the IHS website to learn more about a career in Indian health.

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