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93.123 Health Professions Pregraduate Scholarship Program for Indians
INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 94- 437, as amended.
To provide scholarships to American Indians and Alaska Natives for the purpose of completing pre-graduate education leading to a baccalaureate degree only in the following areas: (1) Pre-Medicine: priority as follows: senior, junior, sophomore, freshman; (2) Pre-dentistry: priority as follows: senior, junior, sophomore, freshman.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Scholarship awards are limited to persons of American Indian or Alaska Native descent. Support is limited to 4 years of full-time education, or part-time equivalent for a maximum of 8 years.
Applicant Eligibility: Individuals of American Indian or Alaska Native descent, who have successfully completed high school education or high school equivalency, and have been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled in an accredited pre-graduate program in a pre-medicine or pre-dentistry curriculum.
Pre-application Coordination: Preapplication is not required. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Students are required to submit their official transcripts as they are received. Initial progress reports are required for each quarter. Notification of Academic Problem/Change is required at any time a problem or change occurs.
Account Identification: 75-0390-0-1-551.
In fiscal year 2001, 29 new and 56 continuing awards were made. It is estimated that a total of 95 scholarship awards will be made in fiscal year 2002 and fiscal year 2003.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
42 CFR 36.370-36.374. Final Rules and Regulations, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 96-537 (which amends Public Law 94-437, Section 103), published in the Federal Register on February 29, 1984.
Regional or Local Office:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Scholarships may be awarded for any of the following career categories (or the equivalent): (1) Premedicine; (2) preoptometry; (3) predentistry; or (4) preosteopathy. The priority categories are premedicine (priority as follows: senior, junior, sophomore, freshman) and predentistry (priority as follows: senior, junior, sophomore, freshman).
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Applicant must be of Indian descent. Other elements considered are: (1) academic performance; (2) faculty or employer recommendation; (3) stated reasons for applying for the scholarship; and (4) the relative needs of the Indian Health Service and Indian health organizations for persons in specific health professions.