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Scholarship Opportunity for Native Americans

Scholarship Opportunity Native Americans

The Indian Health Service is offering full scholarships for any Native American interested in pursuing degrees in the Health Profession.
The Indian Health Service Health Professions Scholarship provides financial aid covering tuition, required fees, and other educational and living expenses for qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students enrolled in a health profession degree program.
Recipients of the scholarship are required to fulfill a service commitment at an Indian health facility one year of service for each year of support, for a maximum of 4 years full-time and 8 years part-time.
The eligible degree programs are diverse and include:
  • Medicine — Allopathic and Osteopathic doctorate degrees
  • Nursing — Bachelor of Science (BSN)
  • Nursing — Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse (NP, DNP)
  • Nursing — Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  • Physician Assistant
  • Dentistry — DDS or DMD
  • Social Work — Master’s degree
  • Clinical Psychology — PhD or PsyD
  • Counseling Psychology — PhD
  • Optometry — OD
  • Pharmacy — PharmD
  • Podiatry — DPM
  • Physical Therapy — DPT
  • Chiropractic — DC
The application due date is February 28, 2021, 7:00 p.m. Eastern which gives people time to prepare and submit an application.
More details can be found online below.

Area Scholarship Coordinators

Bemidji Area IHS (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin)

Mr. Tony Buckanaga
Federal Building, Room 115A
522 Minnesota Ave., NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: 218-444-0486
Fax: 218-444-0498

Find your area scholarship coordinator: https://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/areascholarshipcoordinators/

IHS Scholarship Program

Since its creation in 1977, the IHS Scholarship Program has supported thousands of American Indian and Alaska Native students in their quest for a health professions degree leading to a career in Indian health. Today, this support continues as IHS seeks the next generation of leaders committed to improving the health of Indian communities.

Visit the IHS Scholarship Program website or contact the branch office at (301) 443-6197 for application and program information.

Student Career Opportunities: https://www.ihs.gov/careeropps/studentopportunities/


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