IHS Loan Repayment Program Overview
The mission of the Indian Health Service (IHS) is to raise the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the
The IHS LRP was created to support this mission by providing health professionals like you the financial freedom to fulfill your career goals. The IHS LRP awards
up to $20,000 per year for the repayment of your qualified student loans in exchange for an initial two-year service obligation to practice full time at an
Indian health program site.
By accepting an IHS LRP award, you will be joining our efforts to provide quality health care services to American Indian and Alaska Native communities. You
will begin a career that serves a purpose and mission and will provide care to patients who truly need you.
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improve and increase Tribal Participation in 2011!
Applications — Applications are accepted year-round beginning October 1 through the Friday of the second full week of August and are evaluated
monthly beginning in January (or as soon as funds become available). Only complete applications will be reviewed.
Notice of Awards Mailed — On the last business day of each month
Service Period — Begins no later than September 30