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Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship Program for Indians
HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 94- 437, as amended.
make scholarships to American Indians and Alaska Natives for the
purpose of completing compensatory pre-professional education to
enable the recipient to qualify for enrollment or re- enrollment
in a health professions school or curriculum.
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
awards are limited to persons of American Indian or Alaska Native
descent. Awards are limited to a maximum of 2 years of full-time
scholarship support under this section of the Indian Health Care
Eligibility: Scholarship awards are made to
individuals of American Indian or Alaska Native descent, who have
successfully completed high school education or high school equivalency
and who have been accepted for enrollment in a compensatory, pre-professional
general education course or curriculum.
AND AWARD PROCESS:
Eligibility: Individuals of American Indian
or Alaska Native descent.
Students must submit proper documentation of Indian eligibility
verification from the college advisor that the courses or curriculum
to be taken are required to meet the applicant's deficiency and
compensatory needs at the professional level and represent the
number of credit hours which the school considers as full-time
or at least 6 credit hours per semester for part-time.
Coordination: Preapplication is not required.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Procedure: Application forms and instructions
are provided by the Indian Health Service (IHS) Scholarship Program
acting through the IHS Area Program Offices. Application forms
and required documentation (official transcripts, letter of acceptance
by college, curriculum verification, Indian eligibility, tuition
verification, faculty evaluations) should be submitted to IHS
Headquarters for review and approval/disapproval.
Procedure: Payments for stipends and books
are made directly to the individual applicant. Tuition payments
and fees are made to the college or university, upon receipt of
Contact IHS Area offices for application deadlines. New applications
are usually available to interested individuals in February with
a submission deadline of April 1.
of Approval/Disapproval Time: Applicants are
notified by July 31.
Continuation applications must be submitted annually. Continued
funding subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
and Matching Requirements: This program has
no statutory formula or matching requirements.
and Time Phasing of Assistance: Tuition payments
are paid upon receipt of invoices from the universities. Stipend
payments are paid monthly, for 10 months or for the academic period
if students attends summer school. Amount for books and other
necessary expenses are provided to student.
Students are required to submit their official transcripts as they
are received. In addition, recipients must submit initial progress
reports on forms supplied by IHS and notifications of problems/changes.
Indian Health Service Scholarship Branch, IHS, maintains records
on all students. Records are maintained for 4 years after the
final award payment has been made.
(Grants) FY 01 $1,024,584; FY 02 est $1,024,584; and FY 03 est
and Average of Financial Assistance:
$16,617 - $43,670; average $27,596.
For fiscal year 2001, 33 new and 26 continuation scholarship awards
were made. It is estimated that 60 continuation scholarship awards
will be funded in fiscal years 2002 and 2003.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
42 CFR 36.320 - 36 324. Final Rules and Regulations, the Indian
Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 94-437, published in the
Federal Register on November 18, 1977.
or Local Office:
See Regional Agency Offices. See listing of Area Scholarship Coordinators at https://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/contact/areascholarshipcoordinators/.
Program Contact: Mr. Robert Pittman, Acting Chief, Scholarship Branch, Division of Health Professions Support, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop; OHR 11E53A, Rockville, MD 20857. Email: email@example.com Telephone: (301) 443-6197.
Grants Management Contact: Mr. Robert Tarwater, Director, Division of Grants Management, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 09E70, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-5204, Fax (301) 594-0899.
Grants Policy Office, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 09E70, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (301) 443-5204
Web Site Address:
OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
In fiscal year 2002, continuing scholarship recipients will be funded
in the pre-professional categories of pre-nursing, pre-medical technology,
pre-physical therapy, pre- engineering, pre-sanitation, and pre-pharmacy
FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Applicant must be American Indian or Alaska Native. Other elements
considered are: (1) Academic performance; (2) faculty recommendation;
(3) stated reasons for asking for the scholarship; (4) goals of
the individual; and (5) the relative needs of the IHS and Indian
health organizations for persons in specific health professions
are taken under consideration.