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Dentistry Scholarship Opportunities

ADA FOUNDATION PREDOCTORAL DENTAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

This scholarship program facilitates the education of academically gifted dental student by helping them defray a part of their professional education expenses. Students 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 ADA, and who have a minimum 3.5/4.0 GPA are eligible. Award can be up to $2500. Application deadline is November 14. Application will be submitted by the school only. Contact the ADA Foundation 312) 440-2547 or by email  adaf@ada.org with questions. Or visit their website for application and requirements ADAF Scholarships.

ADEA/CREST ORAL-B LABORATORIES PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY SCHOLARSHIPS

Each scholarship recipient will have $2,500 applied to tuition and fees for predoctoral dental study. Applicant must be enrolled in a US Dental School as a full-time student at the time of submission. Demonstrate thru personal activities and achievements a strong interest in preventive dentistry. Possess a superior academic record and must be nominated by the dean of his/her dental school or the dean’s designate. Be an ADEA Individual Member. Deadline for submission of applications is on or before November 1.  For application and other information visit their website   2014 Preventive Dentistry Scholarships.

ADEA/CREST ORAL-B LABORATORIES SCHOLARSHIP FOR PREDOCTORAL DENTAL STUDENTS PURSUING ACADEMIC CAREERS

These scholarships support dental students who plan education beyond a doctoral degree and who have an interest in academic careers. Each scholarship recipient receives $5,000 with $4,500 for tuition and fees and $500 to subsidize travel to the ADEA  Annual Session & Exhibition. To be eligible an applicant must be enrolled in a predoctoral program at an ADEA Member institution. Demonstrate interest in advanced education. Show a commitment to pursuing an academic career in dental education and be an ADEA Individual member. All applications must be received on or before November 1. For application and other information visit their website  Predoctoral dental – Pursuing Academic Careers.

ADEA/JOHNSON & JOHNSON HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY SCHOLARSHIPS

The American Association of Dental Schools and Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products sponsors this scholarship to support academic excellence in preventive dentistry. An award of $2,500 each is granted to 12 dental students. Candidates must submit the following materials: 1) a completed application; 2) a letter of recommendation from the dean that includes a statement describing both the student’s academic record and achievements in preventive dentistry; and 3) a two-page statement prepared by the student describing activities and achievements beyond those required of all enrolled students for graduation in research, community service, or program development as they relate to the area of preventive dentistry. To view information regarding this scholarship you can visit the ADEA website www.ADEA.org or telephone (202) 667-9433. The application can be obtained at the following link  application.

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE DENTAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (AFHPSP)

If you are in dental school, the Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program can provide tuition assistance for up to four years. Two and three year scholarships are also available. This includes all required fees, expenses, books, and equipment. Also included is a monthly allowance of at least $2,178. Contact the Air Force Health Professions Office at 160 Technology Drive Suite 205, Canonsburg, PA 15317 or call them (724) 743-5852. You can also check them out online  www.facebook.com/AirForceHealthcarePittsburgh.

DR. CAMILLO ALBERICO SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship is awarded to a student in the School of Dentistry’s DDS degree program who demonstrates financial need. Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION INSTRUMENT AWARD

Awarded to a first-year student after the end of the spring term to help defray instrument costs. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need. Selection is made by the School of Dentistry. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION (ADA) DENTAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

The American Dental Association awards scholarships to qualified second year students who demonstrate financial need and academic achievement. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for consideration along with DAT scores, three letters of reference and a typed statement summarizing personal and professional goals. Questions about this program may be directed to the ADA Endowment and Assistance Funds, (312) 440-2567. Applications are generally available in February or March and there is a June 1 application deadline. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

AMERICAN FUND FOR DENTAL HEALTH (AFDH) MINORITY DENTAL SCHOLARSHIP

American Dental Association awards scholarships annually to second year minority students. Scholarships awards are based on a student’s academic record (minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale). Application deadline is July 31. Qualified applicant is chosen by the School of Dentistry.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF IMPLANT DENTISTRY (AAID)

Each year AAID awards four grants nationwide to dental students/dental residents worth $2,000 each plus a $500 travel stipend. Grant funds are intended to provide dental students/residents with the opportunity to be exposed to research related to implant dentistry. Students are required to make either an oral presentation, a poster presentation, or a table clinic presentation to the AAID Foundations. For more information contact Dr. David E. Steflik, Professor, Department of Surgery and Director of Research, Orthopedic Surgery, and Professor, Department of Cell Biology-Anatomy, Medical College of Georgia, at (706) 721-7922.

AMERICAN SCHOOL HEALTH ASSOCIATION (ASHA)

ASHA provides financial assistance to students in School Health Education, Nursing, and Pediatric/Adolescent Medicine or Dentistry whose academic and professional goals include the health of youth. Scholarship deadline is April 2. For more information and an application contact Jennifer Corby at  jcorby@ashaweb.org.

ARBUCKLE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship will provide funds to full-time students attending WVU from Gilmer County, WV. The scholarship shall consist of payments that cover tuition, fees and books. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year as long as good academic and professional standing is maintained.

ARMED FORCES HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (AFHPSP)

If you are in dental school, the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program can provide tuition assistance for up to four years. Two and three year scholarships are also available. This includes all required fees, expenses, books, and equipment. Also included is a monthly allowance of at least $1,900. The Naval School of Health Sciences website offers additional information regarding this scholarship. Navy’s AFHPSP website Health Care Careers Contact your Navy Officer Recruiting Representative HM1 Rich Weinmann (1-800-742-2972 or or8_pitt@cnrc.navy.mil).

NORMAN & NATHAN BAKER DENTAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship is awarded to African American School of Dentistry students from West Virginia. Recipients must maintain a “B” average while attending Dentistry School.

DR. AND MRS. JAMES CAVENEY AND FAMILY DENTAL TABLE CLINIC RESEARCH AWARD

Scholarship provides an annual award to the first place winner of the School of Dentistry’s Annual Alumni Spring Table Clinic competition. Must be a regularly enrolled student in the WV School of Dentistry. Selection is made by the School of Dentistry.

DDS CLASS OF 1976 SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awards are made to enrolled dental students completing their second year at the WVU School of Dentistry. Recipients shall demonstrate academic merit and financial need. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1. Selection is made by the School of Dentistry.

DR. CLARENCE & MAXINE COTTRILL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awards are made to WV residents enrolled in their first, second or third year at the WVU School of Dentistry. Recipients shall demonstrate academic merit and financial need. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1. Selection is made by the School of Dentistry.

DR. PATRICK J. FARACE MEMORIAL BOOK SCHOLARSHIP

This endowment shall provide funds for the purchase of textbooks for a third- or fourth-year dental student in good standing at the WVU School of Dentistry. Recipients shall demonstrate outstanding ability in dental anatomy, both lecture and laboratory. Selection is made by the School of Dentistry.

DR. PHILLIP FARLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP/CLASS OF 1970

This scholarship provides for students enrolled in the School of Dentistry as a resident or non-resident of West Virginia. Recipients shall demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year.

PIERRE FAUCHARD SCHOLARSHIP

The Pierre Fauchard Academy, an International Honor Dental Organization, offers a scholarship annually to a deserving student in each Dental School. Students will be selected on the basis of demonstrated leadership. Financial need will also be considered. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1. Selection is made by the School of Dentistry.

DR. AND MRS. MOHSSEN AND KAREN GHALICHEBAF CLEFT LIP AND PALATE CLINIC SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT

Scholarship awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Interested students could be asked to write and submit a “statement of personal interest.” Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the School of Dentistry, in consultation with the Director of the Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic and the  HSC Financial Aid Office. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1.

GHAREEB DENTAL GROUP SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships for students enrolled at WVU in the School of Dentistry. Students must be full-time status and entering the fourth year of the Doctorate of Dental Surgery program to receive this award. Student recipients must indicate an interest in pursuing general dentistry. Recipients shall be in good academic standing as defined by WVU and demonstrate financial need. The donors may provide recommendations for student recipients to the WVU School of Dentistry Scholarship Committee. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the School of Dentistry in consultation with the WVU HSC Financial Aid Office. Funds shall be awarded in the name of the Ghareeb Dental Group School of Dentistry Scholarship.

JOHN W. HATCHER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is provided for students enrolled in the School of Dentistry. First consideration shall be given to students who are from one of the following counties in West Virginia: Fayette, Raleigh, Boone, Logan, Wyoming, McDowell, or Mingo. If no student meets that criteria, preference will be given to a student who is a resident of West Virginia. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and shall be determined by the School of Dentistry and the HSC Financial Aid Office.

HINMAN SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship funded by the Hinman Dental Society of Atlanta. Typically awards two scholarships at $2,000 each per year to deserving students who show financial need. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1.

HISPANIC DENTAL ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Hispanic Dental Association Foundation offers different scholarships to dental students of Hispanic descent. Applications must be submitted to the Foundation and must be submitted in English. You can download the application packet www.hdassoc.org.

SABE ISAAC & ROSE MARY HOWARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship is offered annually to a graduate of a Kanawha County High School who demonstrates financial need and high academic promise. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1.

SIMON P. HULLIHEN MEMORIAL AWARD

Scholarships are provided to student enrolled in the School of Dentistry. Awards are made by the School of Dentistry.

INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY AND RURAL HEALTH DENTAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship available for 4th year dental students at West Virginia University School of Dentistry who intend to practice in West Virginia. Students who are awarded a scholarship must sign a contract and practice full-time for a minimum of one year at an eligible site. For information you can visit the website at  ICRH Dental Scholarship.

JAPANESE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, INC.

Scholarships being offered to medical professionals who are of Japanese ancestry. Awards will vary depending on the donor and will be presented to qualified students based on demonstration of academic excellence; who show a strong interest in the JMSA and achieving its goals; and who propose a clear, achievable project that will benefit the JMSA and the Japanese community as determined by the scholarship committee of the program. Applications are available online at the following website  http://jmsa.org please email Dr. Anzai  info@jmsa.org.

KANAWHA VALLEY DENTAL SOCIETY

Provides a scholarship for students enrolled at WVU in the School of Dentistry. Students must be full-time status and entering the fourth year of the Doctorate of Dental Surgery Program to receive this award. First preference shall be for West Virginia residents of Kanawha County. Second preference shall be for students who plan to reside and practice Dentistry in Kanawha County. Recipients shall be in good academic standing as defined by WVU. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1. Selection is made by the School of Dentistry.

HOWARD G. LAPSLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION

Scholarships are awarded yearly by the Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center Board of Directors to provide financial aid to one or more deserving candidates enrolled in a degree program in Medicine, Osteopathy, or Dentistry. The application can be accessed on the  website.. Mail the completed application and required documents to: The Howard G. Lapsley Scholarship, Muhlenberg Foundation, 80 James Street, Edison, NJ 08820, Attention: Donna M. Meade, Executive Director and President. Deadline is May 1.

DR. CARL LEMLEY AND MARY EUGENIA KENNEDY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available to students in their first year of the DDS program. Recipients must demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Selection is made by the School of Dentistry. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1.

DR. MATTHEW MATHIAS SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY SCHOLARSHIP

Provides scholarships for students enrolled at WVU in the School of Dentistry. Students must be full-time and entering the fourth year of the Doctorate of Dental Surgery program to receive this award. Student recipients must display extraordinary care for patients and demonstrate a strong service orientation to the field of Dentistry. They shall also demonstrate good academic standing by maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 and financial need.

THOMAS P. MOORE DENTAL SCHOLARSHIP

Provides scholarships for West Virginia residents enrolled in the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program at West Virginia University School of Dentistry. Recipients shall demonstrate financial need. A recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year provided they continue to meet the selection criteria. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the School of Dentistry in consultation with the WVU HSC Financial Aid Office.

NAVY HEALTH SERVICES COLLEGIATE PROGRAM (HSCP)

Pays you a monthly salary and benefits for the enlisted rank of E-6 while enrolled in Dental school for up to 4 years (this includes medical and dental benefits). E-6 pay with allowances is approximately $2,737 monthly but will vary based on where you are going to school and reside. You are eligible for a pay raise to E-7 ($3,115) for referring another classmate to join any Navy officer program or make Dean’s List for one semester/2 quarters and an annual raise every January.  Upon graduating from Dental School you will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant (O3) and work as an active duty Navy Dentist in an established practice for 3 to 4 years depending upon the length of time you are in the program. You also have the opportunity to apply for a General Practice Residency (GPR), Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD), or a Residency.  All of these great opportunities are available within your first year of active duty service.  They are offered through various Navy Dental Clinics across the country and you will receive full pay and benefits while attending these training programs. For more information, contact your Navy Medical Programs Officer Recruiter: LT Alison Martz (412-395-4546/800-742-2972 or  martza@cnrc.navy.mil) HMCS Richard Durzo (412-683-2971 or  9_pitt@cnrc.navy.mil).

OTHMAN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship provides for students enrolled at WVU in the School of Dentistry Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) program. Recipients must demonstrate financial need as determined by the School of Dentistry in consultation with the HSC Financial Aid Office. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year.

OKEY PATTERSON LPEF SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is annually provided to one student enrolled in a health sciences program. It rotates between Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Selection criteria includes in-state residency and financial need. Must complere the FAFSA. No application necessary.

RALPH (BUCK) RUTLEDGE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship provides for students enrolled at WVU in the School of Dentistry. Recipients shall have demonstrated academic promise and financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any succeeding year. Recipients shall be determined by the School of Dentistry in consultation with the HSC Financial Aid Office. Each award will not exceed the equivalent of tuition and fees.

ELLIOT SHULMAN DENTISTRY SCHOLARSHIP

To provide scholarships for students enrolled in the School of Dentistry Doctor of Dental Surgery Program. First preference will be given to students who demonstrate an interest in Pediatric Dentistry and/or a career in the Air Force. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year provided they continue to meet the selection criteria. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the School of Dentistry in consultation with the WVU HSC Financial Aid Office.

SMOOT MEMORIAL BOOK SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship provides funds for the purchase of textbooks or other educational materials for dental students who are from under-represented minority or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. African American students shall be given first preference. Second and third consideration shall be given to other under-represented minority students and individuals from economically disadvantaged groups. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Selection is made by the School of Dentistry. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1.

DR. FRANK STEVENS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT

Scholarship is awarded to a student in the School of Dentistry’s DDS degree program who demonstrates financial need. Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

VIRGINIA STREET STUDY CLUB

Provides an annual award to a graduate of a Kanawha County High School. Financial need and academic merit are considered. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1. Selection is made by the School of Dentistry.

DR. NANCY BURTON WAITKUS DENTAL SCHOLARSHIP

To provide an annual scholarship for a female DDS student. First preference shall be for residents of Webster County, West Virginia. Second preference shall be for any West Virginia resident. Recipients who demonstrate an interest in Pediatric Dentistry shall be given priority. Recipient shall be in good academic standing. Recipients shall be determined by the Scholarship Committee in conjunction with the HSC Financial Aid Office.

HORACE WELLS CLUB TRUST

Awards scholarships to dental students from the state of Connecticut. For more information and/or an application contact The Horace Wells Club Trust, Dental Student Scholarship, 100 Sherman Street, Norwich, CT 06360.

WEST VIRGINIA INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY & RURAL HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP

Available to fourth-year dental students who intend on practicing in WV. Recipients must sign a contract agreeing to practice full-time (32-40 hr/week) for a minimum of one year at an eligible site. Recipients must locate a practice site and agree to provide oral health services to WV Medicaid and CHIP recipients. The penalty for not fulfilling the service obligation is repayment of the scholarship with interest.  Application must be postmarked by January 31. Awards will be made in April. Health Professional Shortage Areas for Dental Designation can be found on the Health Professional Shortage Areas website.

WEST VIRGINIA RURAL PRIMARY CARE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Program is funded by the Bureau of Primary Care, Department of Health & Human Services. Administered locally by the WVU Office of Rural Health to provide stipends to Medical, Dental, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife, Physician Assistant, or Clinical Psychology students for the time spent in rural areas completing clinical rotations. Dental students must have completed one month at a rural site. All students must have completed one year of training in a certified program. Students must apply and be recommended by one of the WV Rural Health Education Partnership Consortium sites. For additional information, contact Jacki Masi-Razmus at WVU Office of Rural Health, PO Box 9003, Morgantown, WV 26506, Telephone: (304) 293-1783, Email:  jmasirazmus@hsc.wvu.edu.

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY DENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Eight scholarships are available; two per class. Scholarships provide for the payment of tuition and most fees. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to the School of Dentistry and must rank above the fiftieth percentile in their class. In the case of entering students, distinct professional promise as indicated by performance on the Dental Admissions Test is also used as a criterion for selection. Scholarships are awarded annually using information (application, transcripts, Dental Admission Test Scores, etc.) on file with the WVU Office of Admissions and Records on or before May 15 of each year. Continuation beyond the first academic year is dependent upon academic performance. West Virginia residents receive priority consideration in the selection process. Selection is made by the School of Dentistry.

GERALDINE CORE WILLIS SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship is awarded annually to a West Virginia resident and graduate of a West Virginia high school. A minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need is required. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1. Selection is made by the School of Dentistry.

DENNIS “PJ” ZICKEFOOSE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must be enrolled in the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program; shall be a third or fourth year student; be in good academic and professional standing as defined by School of Dentistry; demonstrates financial need; and must excel in compassionate patient care. Recipient must be full-time status. Recipients receiving the award one year are eligible for consideration in any other subsequent year, not to exceed two years, provided they continue to meet the selection criteria. Recipients are determined by the School of Dentistry in conjunction with the HSC Financial Aid Office. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1.


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Dentistry Loan Opportunities


HEALTH PROFESSIONS DENTAL LOAN

The Health Professions Dental Loan Program, which is a source of financial assistance through the federal government, provides loan funds to participating institutions, such as West Virginia University. These loans are restricted to students who 1) are citizens or nationals of the United States; 2) are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as at least half time students; and 3) demonstrate financial need through completing the FAFSA. The interest rate is 5% simple interest and loans are repayable to the school over a ten year period beginning twelve months after completion of studies. Parental information is required, regardless of dependency status. Must complete the FAFSA, including parental information by March 1.

LOANS FOR DISADVANTAGED DENTAL STUDENTS (LDS)

Loans for Disadvantaged Students are available to students who meet the federal definition of “disadvantaged.” The maximum annual award is the cost of attendance (subject to fund availability). The interest rate is 5% simple interest. Not interest accrues during the in school period and the 12 month grace period following graduation. Parental information is required, regardless of dependency status. Must complete the FAFSA, including parental information by March 1.

CONNECTICUT STATE DENTAL FOUNDATION

Dr. Charles A. Vernale Student Loan No-interest loan for dental students from Connecticut regardless of where they are enrolled in dental school. Application deadline May 30. Additional information and application are available online.

GIBSON FOUNDATION LOANS

The Gibson Foundation makes about 200 low-interest (2-5%) loans each year to residents of western Pennsylvania who have completed at least one full-time year at the college or university from which the BA, BS, or graduate degree will be earned. Applicants must be in good academic standing (2.3 GPA or higher), and their existing educational debt must be within the parameters established by the Gibson Foundation. Further information can be found by viewing the Education Trust page of the Foundation’s website. Questions regarding these loans may be directed to Lynn S. Dunbar, (412) 261-1611. Email:  ldunbar@gibson-fnd.org.

THE NORMAN W. SMITH EDUCATIONAL LOAN TRUST

The purpose of the “Norman W. Smith Educational Loan Trust” is to provide loans to students of Berkeley County, WV who are pursuing a minimum of a B.S. degree in the field of Ministry or Medicine (including Nursing, Pharmacy, and Dentistry). While priority will be given to Berkeley County, Morgan and Jefferson Counties can also be considered if resources permit. Loans are awarded on a semester basis by a selection committee consisting of four residents of Berkeley County. Members are from the Berkeley County Medical Society, Berkeley County Board of Education, Berkeley County Ministerial Assoc. and Shepherd College. Completed applications must be received for the fall semester by April 15 and the spring semester by September 15. Applications may be obtained by calling the Trust Department of Huntington National Bank (304) 348-4582.


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