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Health Professions Pregraduate Scholarship Program for Indians

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This federal aid program is managed by:

Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services

Objectives:

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.

Funding obligations:

(Training) FY 09 $1,364,846; FY 10 est $1,364,846; FY 11 est $1,364,846

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.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Program Accomplishments:

Not Applicable.

Types of Assistance:

Training

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

$18,913 to $27,217; $20,049.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Tuition payments are paid upon receipt of invoices from the universities. Stipend payments are paid monthly for the academic period. An amount is provided to students for books and other necessary expenses. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Stipend payments are paid monthly for the academic period.

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.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Individuals of American Indian or Alaska Native descent.

Award Procedure:

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Approved funding includes payments for stipends and books that are made directly to the individual recipient. Tuition and fee payments are made to the recipient's college or university.

Contact Info for Headquarters Office:

Grants Policy Office 12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 360, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: grantspolicy@ihs.gov Phone: 301-443-5204

Website Address:

http://www.ihs.gov

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