H.D. "Timm" Williams Memorial American Indian Scholarship


Scholarship details


Postmarked by April 5, 2019

Amount Awarded


Number of Awards


Awarded By

United Indian Health Services, Inc

Selection Criteria

  • Must be an American Indian "Eligible Beneficiary" client registered for services at UIHS
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Must be seeking a career in a related health field
  • Available to Humboldt and Del Norte County residents

Application instructions

Application Instructions:

“H. D. “Timm” Williams was the Chairperson for UIHS in 1973 and from 1980-1988. Mr.“Timm” Williams was hooked after attending his first local group meeting called the (North) Indian Communities Committee. This was the initial committee that formed UIHS. He was an important catalyst to get things moving as he knew a lot of people at the county and state level. Mr. “Timm” Williams actively promoted health programs for all Indians and labored tirelessly for Indian rights in the struggle for health care at the time that UIHS was forming. For many years he represented UIHS on the CRIHB Board of Directors and in turn represented California in the National Indian Health Board. He dedicated himself to these organizations until he was killed in a car accident in 1988. When UIHS joined California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB), Lena McCovey and “Timm” Williams were UIHS’ first CRIHB delegates and “Timm” Williams was CRIHB’s first president.” (Edith Bulter, “United Indian Health Services, Celebrating 25 Years of Service to the American Indian Community: 1970-1995, UIHS, Trinidad, California, 1995, p. 35.)
This scholarship is a memorial to Mr. “Timm” Williams for his dedication and service to the American Indian who is seeking a career in a health related field. It is the UIHS Board of Directors’ intention that this scholarship will provide monetary funds to support and off-set college costs.

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Contact information


Governance and Corporate Affairs Office


United Indian Health Services, Inc


1600 Weeot Way

Arcata, US-CA 95521