Health Professions Pre-graduate Scholarship Program for Indians

 

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; (3) Pre-optometry: priority as follows: senior, junior, sophomore, freshman; (4) Pre-podiatry: priority as follows: senior, junior, sophomore, freshman.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.123
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Indian Health Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Training
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 94-437.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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, pre-dentistry, pre-optometry or pre-podiatry curriculum.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals of American Indian or Alaska Native descent.
Credentials/Documentation
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. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
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 February. 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.
Award Procedure
Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Funding covers only Tuition and Fees. Tuition and fee payments are made to the recipient's college or university.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. Grants are approved or disapproved within 90 days of receipt of grant applications by the Indian Health Service, Division of Grants Management.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Continuation applications must be submitted annually. Continued funding is subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
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.
Auditing
No audits are required for this program.
Records
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.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Tuition payments are paid upon receipt of invoices from the universities. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. Program Contact: Mr. Robert Pittman, Acting Chief, Scholarship Branch, Division of Health Professions Support, Indian Health Service, 801 Thompson Ave, Suite 450A, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: (301) 443-6197.

Grants Management Contact: Ms. Tammy Bagley, Acting Director, Division of Grants Management, Indian Health Service, 801 Thompson Avenue, Suite TMP 360, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: (301) 443-5204, Fax (301) 443-9602. Use the same number for FTS.
Headquarters Office
Grants Policy Office 801 Thompson Avenue, Suite TMP 360, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: grantspolicy@ihs.gov Phone: 301-443-5204
Website Address
http://www.ihs.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0390-0-1-551.
Obligations
(Training) FY 14 $2,049,372; FY 15 est $2,050,000; and FY 16 est $2,050,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$22,035 - $71,672; average $37,951.33.
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.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


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