Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium I.H.S. Scholarship and Externship Opportunities
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Scholarship and Externship Opportunities
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Scholarship programs application cycle for the 2010-2011 academic year is closed. The 2011-2012 IHS Scholarship application will be available online at the IHS Scholarship website to interested applicants in mid-December 2010.
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Externship program for the 2010-2011 academic year is also closed. The next IHS Externship application cycle will be released online at the end of December 2010. The deadline is always set for the first Friday of February. Once the job listing is posted, you can log on to IHS Job Vacancies website and search “Student Extern” and “Anchorage”, “AK” for the posting. Review of applications for the 2011 program will not begin until March 2011. If you have any questions about the programs listed above, please contact ANTHC Education, Development and Training at (907) 729-1917 or toll free at 1-800-684-8361 or by e-mail at ANTHC Education.
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) encourages Alaska Native and American Indians to enter health professions and is committed to helping “Alaska Natives making healthy choices” in life and career development.
For a description of our educational opportunities, please refer to the information below.
Indian Health Service (IHS) Scholarship Program
The ANTHC Education, Development and Training Department facilitates the Indian Health Service (IHS) Scholarship program for the Alaska Area, which provides selected scholarship recipients who are Alaska Native or American Indian permanent Alaska residents with paid tuition, related fees, a small amount for travel and books, and a monthly stipend for living expenses.
As the Alaska Area IHS Scholarship Coordination office, we provide support and direction to applicants, continuing scholars, and liaison with the IHS Scholarship branch staff. The selection process and disbursement of scholarship funds is directly managed by the IHS Scholarships branch in Rockville, MD.
The IHS Scholarship program is a very competitive national scholarship program. The IHS currently funds three (3) health career and allied health career scholarship programs:
- Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship Program - Section 103 (b)(1)
- Health Professions Pregraduate Scholarship Program - Section 103 (b)(2)
- Health Professions Scholarship Program - Section 104
- IHS Scholarship Application and Required Forms
- Must be Alaska Native/American Indian and provide documentation of tribal enrollment or proof of descent from a federally recognized tribe
- Current Letter of Acceptance from selected educational institution listing declared degree or proof of application
- Official Transcripts from all colleges attended or high school transcripts if less than 12 college credits have been earned
- The application cycle is typically open between December – March.
Please visit the IHS Scholarship website for more information. It is always a good idea to contact your Area Scholarship Coordinator with any questions or to get clarification on requirements and eligibility. For Alaska residents, ANTHC Education is your Area Scholarship Coordinating Office.
Indian Health Service (IHS) Externship Program
The ANTHC Education, Development and Training Department also facilitates the Indian Health Service (IHS) Externship program for the Alaska Area. The IHS Externship program provides IHS Scholarship recipients and other health professional with opportunities to be employed as an IHS extern during any non-academic period for up to 120 days per calendar year.
As Alaska’s statewide provider of native health services, we are able to provide IHS Externs placement in our failities where they can accumulate valuable work experience in their chosen health disciplines.
The ANTHC Education, Development and Training Department coordinates the placement opportunities, works with the IHS Alaska Area Federal HR Office on selection process and manages supervision of externs during course of program.
Please visit the IHS Extern program website for more information. For application instructions, please contact the Area Scholarship Coordinator in your area.
Questions regarding these programs, please contact us at:
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Education, Development and Training Department
4000 Ambassador Drive, Suite 114
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Tel: (907) 729-1917
Fax: (907) 729-1335
Toll Free: 1 (800) 684-8361
E-mail at: ANTHC Education