American Indian and Alaska Native
students currently enrolled in either undergraduate or graduate degree programs are encouraged to apply.
Agriculture Undersecretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager said 12 percent of all American Indian and Alaska Native
homes lack safe water or sanitation facilities.
And the program has garnered significant success: In 2004, only 4 percent of American Indian and Alaska Native
women interfacing with IHS facilities were screened for domestic violence, but thanks to the program, screening is up to 48 percent, which surpasses national screening goals.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found that the rate of past month alcohol use, or at least one drink in the past 30 days, was about 44 percent of American Indian and Alaska Native
Focusing on student proficiency in reading and math from 2003-04 to 2006-07, this report compares gaps in performance on state achievement tests between grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native
students and all other grade 8 students in 26 states serving large populations of American Indian and Alaska Native
In 2005-2006, almost 80 percent of the American Indian and Alaska Native
population surveyed had one or more of the six risk factors related to heart disease, and 46 percent had two or more risk factors.
It is noted that the relatively small size of the American Indian and Alaska Native
population poses many measurement difficulties when using statistical data.