The Indian Health Service (IHS) offers three scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students in order to educate and train health professionals to staff Indian health programs. Criteria will vary slightly by scholarship. Applicants must meet specific eligibility requirements: be a high school graduate or the equivalent; have a minimum 2.0 GPA; be capable of completing a health profession degree program; and intend to serve Indian people as a health professional in your chosen discipline.
The Indian Health Service, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services , is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The provision of health services to members of federally-recognized tribes grew out of the special government-to-government relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes. Throughout their generosity, they also provide scholarships.