The Indiana Primary Care Scholarship supports Indiana residents who commit to practice primary care in an under-served area in Indiana. The scholarship pays the recipient’s in-state IU School of Medicine tuition and fees for four years of medical school.
The Indiana Primary Care Scholarship Program was established by the State of Indiana in 1993 to increase the number of practicing primary care physicians within Indiana’s medically under-served areas. Since its inception, the program has financially assisted more than 230 Indiana residents attending Indiana University School of Medicine in exchange for their commitment to the practice of primary care in an Indiana under-served area.
The Indiana State Department of Health provides information to IU School of Medicine that identifies medically under-served areas using a ratio of one physician for every 2000 county residents: a result greater than 1:2000 puts the county into an under-served status.