Directory For Dental Scholarships

Allied Dental Scholarships, Dental Hygiene Student Scholarships

Offering Institution: The ADA Foundation

Deadline: Second Friday in January (application period opens) through the second Friday in March (application deadline).

Amount: Approx. 15 awards, up to $1,000 each award (up to $15,000 total funding)

Description: ADA Foundation Allied Dental Scholarships are offered annually to help dental assisting, dental hygiene, and dental laboratory technology students defray a part of their professional educational expenses. The goal of this program is to facilitate the education of academically gifted students, which in turn helps to foster the public’s oral health.

The ADA Foundation will accept one application from each school for each accredited program offered by that school.

Eligibility: In order to be considered eligible for these awards a student must:

  • be a U.S. citizen (permanent resident status does not qualify);
  • be enrolled as a full-time student, defined as maintaining a minimum of 12 credit hours course load;
  • demonstrate a minimum financial need of $1,000;
  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 based on a 4.0 scale;
  • be currently attending or enrolled in a dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association;
  • have completed at least one full semester at the time of application, and must have at least one full semester remaining in the program as of May of the application year; and
  • provide two completed reference forms, one from each of two dental hygiene program representatives (e.g., professor or academic advisor) in support of the application, submitted as part of the application form.

Allied Dental Scholarships, Dental Assisting Student Scholarships

Offering Institution: The ADA Foundation

Deadline: Second Friday in January (application period opens) through the second Friday in March (application deadline).

Amount: Approx. 10 awards, up to $1,000 each award (up to $10,000 total funding)

Description: ADA Foundation Allied Dental Scholarships are offered annually to help dental assisting, dental hygiene, and dental laboratory technology students defray a part of their professional educational expenses. The goal of this program is to facilitate the education of academically gifted students, which in turn helps to foster the public’s oral health.

The ADA Foundation will accept one application from each school for each accredited program offered by that school.

Eligibility: In order to be considered eligible for these awards a student must:

  • be a U.S. citizen (permanent resident status does not qualify);
  • be enrolled as a full-time student, defined as maintaining a minimum of 12 credit hours course load;
  • demonstrate a minimum financial need of $1,000;
  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 based on a 4.0 scale;
  • be currently attending or enrolled in a dental assisting program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association;
  • must have completed enough of their program to demonstrate a minimum 3.5/4.0 GPA, either from a completed semester or for their work to date as of the application deadline (if grades are to date, applicant must submit an official record and a calculation of their grade to date in 4.0 format); and
  • provide two completed reference forms, one from each of two dental laboratory program representatives (e.g., professor or academic advisor) in support of the application submitted as part of the application form.

 

Allied Dental Scholarships, Dental Laboratory Technology Student Scholarships

Offering Institution: The ADA Foundation

Deadline: Second Friday in January (application period opens) through the second Friday in March (application deadline).

Amount: Approx. 5 awards, up to $1,000 each award (up to $5,000 total funding)

Description: ADA Foundation Allied Dental Scholarships are offered annually to help dental assisting, dental hygiene, and dental laboratory technology students defray a part of their professional educational expenses. The goal of this program is to facilitate the education of academically gifted students, which in turn helps to foster the public’s oral health.

The ADA Foundation will accept one application from each school for each accredited program offered by that school.

Eligibility: In order to be considered eligible for these awards a student must:

  • be a U.S. citizen (permanent resident status does not qualify);
  • be enrolled as a full-time student, defined as maintaining a minimum of 12 credit hours course load;
  • demonstrate a minimum financial need of $1,000;
  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 based on a 4.0 scale;
  • be currently attending or enrolled in a dental laboratory technology program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association;
  • have completed at least one full semester at the time of application, and must have at least one full semester remaining in the program as of May of the application year; and
  • provide two completed reference forms one from each of two dental laboratory program representatives (e.g., professor or academic advisor) in support of the application submitted as part of the application form.

Predoctoral Dental Student Scholarships and Underrepresented Minority Dental Student Scholarships

Offering Institution: The ADA Foundation

Deadline: The second Friday in November

Amount: $2,500

Description: The ADA Foundation awards several scholarships in a year including Dental Student Scholarships, Underrepresented Minority Dental Student Scholarship, Robert J. Sullivan Scholarships, and Dr. Robert B. Dewhirst Scholarships. All scholarships are up to $2,500 each award with the total amounting to 54 scholarships with $135, 000 total funding.

Eligibility: To take advantage of these scholarships, an applicant must: 

  • Be in the second year of study at the time of application, and currently attending or enrolled at a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association;
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student, defined as maintaining a minimum course load of 12 credit hours;
  • Demonstrate a minimum financial need of $2,500;
  • Have a minimum accumulative grade point average of 3.25 based on a 4.0 scale; and
  • Provide two completed reference forms, one from each of two dental school representatives (e.g., professor or academic advisor) in support of the application, submitted as part of the application form.
  • In the case of the Underrepresented Minority Dental Student Scholarships, must be a member of one of the following minority groups underrepresented in dental school enrollment: African American, Hispanic, or Native American.
  • In the case of the Dr. Robert B. Dewhirst scholarships, must attend the University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry or the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California (USC).

Dr. Ray Bowen Student Research Award

Offering Institution: The ADA Foundation

Deadline:  Thursday, December 1, 2016.

Amount: The award is presented every two years and provides $6,000 to support the proposed research and up to $1,000 to defray the cost of the winner’s attendance at the Academy of Operative Dentistry’s scientific session to present a table clinic based on the proposed research.

Description: The ADA Foundation offers the Dr. Ray Bowen Student Research Award in odd-numbered years in collaboration with the Academy of Operative Dentistry. This student research award honors Dr. Ray Bowen, the inventor of resin composites and dentin adhesives, and an internationally recognized authority on composite materials. Dr. Bowen is a former Director of the ADA Foundation’s Paffenbarger Research Center and is presently active as Distinguished Scientist at the research center on the campus of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Eligibility: The award is open to dental students at all levels who wish to undertake novel research relevant to contemporary operative dentistry.

Dr. James F. Mercer Leadership Scholarship

Offering Institution: Mercer Family from the Mercer Fund of the ODA Foundation

Deadline:  July 1, 2016

Amount: Varies in amount up to $7,500

Description: OSU dental students entering their D4 year in 2016 have a special opportunity to apply for the 2016 Dr. James F. Mercer Leadership Scholarship. This scholarship will be given to one student who shows exemplary leadership, both in dental school and in the community, and high academic marks in memory of Dr. Mercer, who served organized dentistry in various capacities at the local, state and national level throughout his career. The scholarship, awarded by the Mercer Family from the Mercer Fund of the ODA Foundation will vary in amount up to $7,500.

Eligibility: Dental students who will enter their second, third and fourth year of dental school in September 2016, are Ohio residents and have financial need are eligible to apply for an ODA Foundation Dental Student Scholarship. Dental students who have received an ODA Foundation scholarship in a previous year are eligible to apply for a scholarship in the 2016 cycle.

AACD APEX Student Scholarship

Offering Institution: American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Deadline: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Amount: The AACD APEX Student Scholarship includes:

  • One year of AACD membership ($60 student)
  • Registration fees to the annual scientific session ($125 student)
  • Round-trip coach-class air travel ($750 value)
  • Four nights hotel accommodations (a combination of four nights between Wednesday, April 27 – Saturday, April 30, 2016) for the annual scientific session ($700 value)
  • Full Scholarship Value = $1,635/student

Description: Valued at more than $1,600, this scholarship will send select students to AACD’s renown Annual Scientific Session to learn from the cosmetic dental world’s finest educators. The APEX award includes conference registration fees, air travel (up to $750), four nights hotel accommodations, and an annual membership in AACD, and more.

Eligibility: Dental students are eligible to apply for the AACD APEX Student Scholarship on an annual basis. Criteria for the applicant eligibility will be based on their demonstrated academic achievement, along with their understanding of and commitment to the future of cosmetic dentistry.

The DDSRank Dental Scholarship

Offering Institution: DDSRank Dental SEO and Dentist Website Design

Deadline: September 30, 2016 at Midnight Eastern Standard Time

Amount: $500

Description: At DDSRank, we understand the value of investing in the future of dentistry. While our business is helping dentists get found online, we also want to help future dentists make it through school. That’s why we’ve created The DDSRank Dental Scholarship.

To help them afford to pursue a career in dentistry, we will award one aspiring dental student $500 to go towards the cost of tuition or books for their 2016 fall semester.

Eligibility:

  • To apply, you must be enrolled in high school (seniors only), college or graduate school. Enrollment will be verified by DDSRank.
  • DDSRank employees or their relatives may not apply for this scholarship
  • Applicants must be United States residents.
  • Upon submission, all essays will become the property of DDSRank.

In 800 words or less answer the following:

How do you think use of the Internet will reshape – or is already reshaping – the field of dentistry?

Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program

Offering Institution: Midwestern University

Deadline: Spring (varies)

Amount: Full tuition and fees plus a monthly stipend. The stipend amount increases every July.

Description: A competitive scholarship is offered through the Army, Air Force and Navy based on academic performance and recommendations. It includes the condition that for each year the scholarship is awarded, the student must serve one year as a medical officer.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens that physically qualify must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment.

National Health Service Corps Scholarship (NHSC)

Offering Institution: National Health Service Corps

Deadline: The 2016 application cycle is now closed. The next Scholarship Program application is scheduled to open in Spring 2017.

Amount: Tuition, fees, educational costs and living stipend

Description: The NHSC offers a scholarship that covers all educational costs along with a living stipend in return for a commitment to serve at least 2 years at an NHSC approved site in a medically underserved community. For each year of financial support, the student agrees to serve one year at an NHSC approved site.

Eligibility: You can apply to the Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. school in one of the following primary care disciplines:

Physicians (MD or DO)
Dentists
Nurse Practitioners (post graduate degree with clinical practice focus)
Certified Nurse-Midwives
Physician Assistants

Crack the DAT“ Pre-Dental Scholarship

Offering Institution: Crack the DAT

Deadline: September 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST

Amount: $1,000, $600, $300, $100

Description: Crack the DAT will award scholarships amounting to a total of $2,000 to help deserving pre-dental students. To avail the scholarship, send

  • 1-2 page essay (single-spaced) on why you deserve the “Crack the DAT” scholarship
  • Resume or CV
  • 2×2 picture
  • Scanned unofficial transcript (GPA needs to be above 3.0)
  • Scanned DAT score report (optional but recommended)
  • Short video clip introducing yourself (optional but recommended)

Prizes
1st Place: $1000
2nd Place: $600
3rd Place: $300
4th Place: $100

Eligibility: Applicants are required to be enrolled full-time seeking a career in dentistry and at least a junior in college (or graduated).

Hellenic American Dental Society, Inc. 
Scholarship

Offering Institution: Hellenic American Dental Society, Inc.

Deadline: All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on March 31 in the same year the scholarship is awarded.

Amount: $2,500

Eligibility: To apply, the applicant must:

  • be of Hellenic descent.
  • be enrolled in an accredited dental school.

Applicants must submit a completed application; a dental school transcript;  a letter of recommendation from dental school faculty, and a current photo.

Westra Short-Term Mission Scholarship

Offering Institution: James S. Westra Memorial Endowment Fund

Deadline: April 1, August 1 and December 1

Amount: $500

Description: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide students with clinical experiences in mission settings so they become familiar with the problems in developing countries while they serve the underserved.

Eligibility: You must be:

  • A CMDA member
  • A third or fourth year medical student enrolled in a traditional four year program in an approved US medical school
  • Able to demonstrate financial need to enable project participation

University Dental School Scholarships Ethel S. Abbott Charitable Foundation

Offering Institution: Ethel S. Abbott Charitable Foundation

Deadline: To be given in January of each year

Amount: $500

Eligibility: Requirements:

  • First year dental students attending at Creighton
  • Academic excellence during first semester (class rank)
  • Student is not receiving any other grant or scholarship assistance

Dr. Charles and Merlyn Anderson Scholarship

Offering Institution: Admissions Committee, Creighton University

Amount: $1,500

Eligibility: Requirements

  • Incoming first year dental students
  • Undergraduate GPA 3.0 or above
  • Above average scores on the DAT

Delta Dental And Endowed Scholarship Fund

Offering Institution: Creighton University

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Junior dental student not receiving any other financial assistance and shown academic excellence.

The Dr. Edward J. And Neta B. Derose Family Endowed Scholarship

Offering Institution: Creighton University

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: The applicant:

  • Must be a Colorado resident.
  • Can be in any year of dental school.
  • Basis of academic excellence and financial need.

Pierre Fauchard Scholarship Fund

Offering Institution: Creighton University

Eligibility: The applicant must be:

  • Senior student who has demonstrated potential for leadership in the dental professions
  • In financial need 
  • A solid student
  • Elected by the Dean

Max Hirscham Endowed Scholarship Fund

Offering Institution: Creighton University

Eligibility: Requirements

  • Any year dental student
  • The awarded student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Preference for student who is an orphan
  • Preference for student who lived in a foster home
  • Preference for student who was raised in a single family household
  • Preference for student who comes from a middle income family

Christine And Dr. Frank Holbrook Endowed Scholarship

Offering Institution: Creighton University

Amount: $1,000

Description: The recipient of the scholarship is determined by majority vote of the Scholarship and Financial Aid Committee.

Eligibility: Requirements

  • A dental student entering the sophomore, junior or senior class
  • Basis of financial need
  • Academic rank will not be a factor in selection (student may even repeat a year)

George Ludes Endowed Scholarship Fund

Offering Institution: Creighton University

Amount: $3,000

Description: Provided annually.

Eligibility: Requirements:

  • Sophomore student
  • Demonstrated academic excellence during the first year of Creighton Dental School (class rank)

William Mckee Endowed Scholarship Fund

Offering Institution: Creighton University

Eligibility: Requirements:

  • Any year dental student
  • Honorable discharged member of the US Marine Corps
  • Honorable discharged member of the US Marine Corps Reserve
  • Son or daughter of an honorably discharged US Marine Corps or US Marine Corps Reserve

The St. Joseph’s Hospital Service League Scholarship

Offering Institution: Creighton University

Eligibility: Requirement:

  • Junior or senior dental student
  • Basis of class rank and financial need
  • Students should not be recipient of other scholarships or state grants

Renewable

Offering Institution: Creighton University

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: The scholarship will be awarded to a senior dental student.
The awarded student will be chosen on the basis of clinical excellence in prosthodontics as recommended by the Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics