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Health Professions Preparatory 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 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.

Funding obligations:

(Training) FY 09 $2,519,107; FY 10 est $2,519,107; FY 11 est $2,519,107

Uses and Use Restrictions:

Scholarship 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 Improvement Act.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Not Applicable.

Program Accomplishments:

Not Applicable.

Types of Assistance:

Training

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

$17,500 to $26,019; $17,366.

Length 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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: 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.

Applicant 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.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Individuals of American Indian or Alaska Native descent.

Award 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 an invoice.

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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