The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Scholarship awards are limited to persons of American Indian or Alaska Native descent.
Support is limited to 2 years of full-time education, or part-time equivalent for a maximum of 4 years.
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 a compensatory, pre-professional general education course or curriculum.
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. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Application form OMB No. 0917-0006 and instructions are provided by the Indian Health Service and are usually available to interested individuals in December (www.ihs.gov/scholarship/applynow). An application form and required documentation (official transcripts, letter of acceptance by college, curriculum verification, Indian eligibility, tuition verification, faculty evaluations) are submitted to IHS Headquarters for review and approval/disapproval.
Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Funding covers only Tuition and Fees, other reasonable costs and a monthly stipend. Tuition and fee payments are made to the recipient's college or university.
Dec 15, 2016 to Feb 28, 2017 The application cycle opens in mid-December 2016 and closes on February 28, 2017 for current scholarship recipients interested in extending their scholarship for another year. The application deadline for new scholarship applicants is March 28, 2017.
Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 94-437.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 60 to 90 days. Grants are approved or disapproved by July 1, 2017, by the Indian Health Service, Division of Grants Management.
Continuation applications must be submitted annually. Continued funding subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Maximum length of funding is a total of 2 years full-time and 4 years part-time. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Tuition payments and fees are paid upon receipt of invoices from the universities. Stipend payments are paid monthly for the 10-month academic period. An amount for books and other necessary expenses is provided to the student. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Post Assistance Requirements
No program reports are required.
No cash reports are required.
Students are required to submit their official transcripts as they are received.
Initial progress reports are required for each quarter.
Notification of Academic Problem/Change is required at any time a problem or change occurs.
No expenditure reports are required.
No performance monitoring is required.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
The Indian Health Service Scholarship Program maintains records on all students. Records must be maintained for 4 years after the final payment has been made.
(Training) FY 16 $847,518; FY 17 est $850,000; and FY 18 est $850,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$16,617 - $43,670; average $27,596.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
42 CFR 36.370-36.374. Final Rules and Regulations, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 96-537 (which amends Public Law 94-437, Section 103), published in the Federal Register on February 29, 1984.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See listing of Area Scholarship Coordinators at https://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/contact/areascholarshipcoordinators/. Program Contact: Ms. Reta Brewer, Chief, Scholarship Branch, Division of Health Professions Support, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop; OHR 11E69B, Rockville, MD 20857. Email: email@example.com Telephone: (301) 443-2349. 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
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Applications are scored based on Academic performance, Faculty/Employer Evaluations and Applicant Essays. Complete information on the applicant selection process is available in the IHS Scholarship Program Application Handbook at https://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/handbooks/application_handbook.pdf.