The Indian Health Service (IHS) estimated 2012 budget includes over $20 million dollars for the IHS Loan Repayment Program for health professional educational loans (undergraduate and graduate) in return for full-time clinical service in Indian health programs. The funds will support over 400 competing awards averaging $44,510 per award for a two-year contract. One year contract continuations will receive priority consideration in any award cycle. Applicants selected for participating in the Fiscal Year 2012 program cycle will be expected to begin their service period no later than September 30, 2012. The first award deadline is February 17, 2012. For more information go to the loan repayment program website – http://1.usa.gov/wuJB3X
Completed applications may be submitted to the IHS Loan Repayment Program, 801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 120, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Applications for the FY 2012 LRP will be accepted and evaluated monthly beginning February 17, 2012, and will continue to be accepted each month thereafter until all funds are exhausted for FY 2012. Subsequent monthly deadline dates are scheduled for Friday of the second full week of each month until August 17, 2012.