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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.

Michael L. Bartholomew, MD, FAAP CAPT, USPHS
Branch Chief, IHS Scholarship Program
Division of Health Professions Support
Office of Human Resources
Indian Health Service
5600 Fishers Lane, MS 11E24
Rockville, Maryland 20852
301-443-2349 (Office)

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: 301-443-0056
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.

Destiny Khalil
Phone: 240-271-2216

Default/Waiver Coordinator

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

Sharon Farris
Waiver Coordinator
240-460-5565

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.

Francine Barnett, MBA, MS, OTR/L
5600 Fishers Lane
Mail Stop: OHR (11E22)
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-0426