Graduate Funding Information Service

February 4, 2020

Indian Health Service: Health Professions Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Scholarship Program provides qualified American Indian and Alaska Native health professions students an opportunity to establish an educational foundation for each stage of their pre-professional careers. Specifically, the Health Professions Scholarship provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate- and graduate-level students. Recipients must be members of federally recognized Tribes and enrolled in an eligible health profession degree program. In exchange for financial aid, scholarship recipients agree to fulfill a service commitment in full-time clinical practice upon completion of their academic or post-graduate clinical training. The IHS Scholarship Program provides financial aid covering tuition, required fees and other educational and living expenses.


A summarized listed of eligibility requirements is below; please see the eligibility page on the site for a complete overview:

  • You must be a United States citizen (US-born or naturalized) or US national to be considered for an IHS scholarship.
  • Recipients must be a member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native village only.
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Be a high school graduate or the equivalent.
  • Be capable of completing a health profession degree program.
  • Intend to serve Indian people as a health professional in your chosen discipline.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.