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Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)


Financial Aid - Scholarships


Academy of LDS Dentists

The Academy of LDS Dentists (LDS is an abbreviation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, often referred to as Mormons) offers an scholarship based on need. For more information about the LDS Dentists' Scholarship, see www.academyofldsdentists.com/aboutus/scholarship.htm or contact Dr. Kevin T. Stock by phone at (208) 678-8188 or by email at stock&garn@safelink.net

AEF Air Force Spouse Scholarships

Up to 30 AEF Air Force Spouse Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each are offered by the Aerospace Education Foundation Education Office to spouses of Air Force active duty, Air National Guard, or Air Force Reserve members. The spouse can be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Scholarships may be used to pay for any reasonable cost related to pursuing a degree, and checks are sent directly to recipient schools. For more information, call 703-247-5839, e-mail AEFStaff@aef.org, or visit www.aef.org.

Air Force Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD)

See Fact Sheet.

American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Each year the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (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/dental 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 or the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Research Foundation. It is expected that the faculty mentor will use the funds to offset costs for the students to be involved in implant dentistry research within the mentor's laboratories/clinics. For more information contact Dr. David E. Steflik, Professor, Department of Surgery and Director of Research, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Professor, Department of Cell Biology-Anatomy, Medical College of Georgia, at 706-721-7922 or dsteflik@mail.mcg.edu.

Connecticut State Dental Association

Connecticut residents enrolled at any U.S.- accredited dental school may apply for this $2,000 interest-free loan. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a full-time student of high academic achievement and must show financial need. The loan must be paid back over a period of five years after graduation. The deadline to apply is June 30. To find out more, contact the Scholarship Coordinator, Connecticut State Dental Association, 62 Russ Street, Hartford, CT 06106 or call 203-278-5550.

The Datatel Scholars Foundation

The Datatel Scholars Foundation offers grant awards of $700 to $2,000 (the exact amount is based on the cost of tuition at your institution) to students attending a secondary, undergraduate, or graduate program at a Datatel client institution. When requesting an application from the foundation, please indicate the name of the institution you attend to verify eligibility. Completed applications must be submitted to your institution's financial aid office. Your institution will select two applications to submit to the foundation for consideration. Applications must be accompanied by a signed letter from your institution's appropriate representative certifying that your application is an official application selected and submitted by your institution. The deadline to apply is February 15 of each year. All scholarship payments are made to the institution of study for credit to your account for the following academic year. For further information call 800-486-4332, e-mail scholars@datatel.com, or visit www.datatel.com/scholars.htm.

Deborah Partridge Wolfe International Fellowship

This scholarship offered by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Educational Foundation provides awards of $500-$1,000 to graduate or undergraduate U.S. students studying abroad and/or graduate or undergraduate foreign students studying in the United States. A self-addressed stamped envelope must be mailed to the office between September 1 and December 1, in order to receive scholarship materials. Requests for scholarship materials cannot be faxed. All materials requested on the application are to be sent to the listed address on the application not to national headquarters. Do not send transcripts, reference letters, etc. with your request for a scholarship application. The application has detailed information as to what is needed to return with the completed application to the appropriate office. The deadline to apply is January 1 of each year. For more information, write Scholarship Chairperson, 1734 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009, call 202-387-3103, or visit www.zpb1920.org/nef.htm.

Delaware State Dental Society/G. Layton Grier Scholarship

Delaware residents who have completed their freshman year at a U.S. accredited dental school and who have financial need and good academic standing are eligible to apply for this $1,000 scholarship. Applicant must submit official transcripts, three letters of reference, a biographical sketch (including a statement as to why they should be chosen for the awards), proof of Delaware residency, and specific financial need forms (including parents' statement of income). An interview may be considered. The deadline to apply is March 1. To find out more, contact Scholarship Coordinator, Delaware State Dental Society, 1925 Layering Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806 or call 302-654-4335.

Dental Foundation of North Carolina, Inc. Fellowships and Scholarships

See http://www.dentistry.unc.edu/foundation/studentsupport.cfm

The Department of the Navy Dental Program

Job Description for Navy Dentistry:
Don't let the cost of education, equipment, or insurance discourage you from dentistry. Don't let the pressure and stress of a private practice frustrate you. Instead, look to the Navy. Our dentistry program could be just what you need to relieve financial burdens and allow you to focus on helping others. You'll be helping yourself, too. In the Navy, you'll have modern equipment, an established practice, a highly-trained staff - and the chance to work in a variety of locations around the world, or even aboard ship. And you'll never have to worry about paying for malpractice insurance or balancing the books.

Earn While You Learn
The Navy's many scholarship and financial benefits can help you manage the monetary hardships that usually accompany a costly education. Below are a few of the programs the Navy has to offer:

Talk to us about these or any Navy opportunities that interest you. And once you're in, you can apply for positions in Advanced Education in General Dentistry or General Practice Residency to keep your career moving forward.

Career Outlook
Pay is competitive plus there are the fringe benefits: Officer rank and 30 days paid vacation every year to enjoy it. And without the stress of your own practice, you'll probably have more time for your private life. A $30,000 accession bonus is also available. For more information or to talk to a Navy representative, or to request our informative video, please contact me LT Brendan Owens (919) 831-4152 or email brendan.owens@navy.mil. I look forward to hearing from you !

The Edgar & Lois Reich Educational Foundation Scholarship Fund

The Edgar & Lois Reich Educational Foundation Scholarship was created in the will of Dr. Edgar Holton Reich. The Fund provides scholarships to assist worthy and talented men and women, who desire to attend an accredited College or University, in the pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree. This degree must be in the field of education, for a teaching profession, or in the field of dental science, for a profession of dentistry. Each applicant must be a native born citizen of Forsyth or Davidson County, as well as, a current resident of the county. For more information, go to www.wachoviascholars.com or call (866) 608-0001  no later than (NLT) 15 March.

Florida Dental Association

Florida residents with financial need enrolled at any U.S. accredited dental school may apply for a loan of up to $2,000. Applicants must be sophomores with a 3.0 GPA. Up to 30 awards are available annually. Loan payback begins one year after graduation. The deadline to apply is March 31. To find out more, contact the Scholarship Coordinator, Florida Dental Association, 3021 Swann Avenue, Tampa, FL 33609.

Dr. Grover W. White Scholarship Program

All DDS students who are residents of Gaston, Cleveland or Lincoln county, North Carolina or York County, South Carolina are encouraged to apply for the Dr. Grover W. White Scholarship. Recipients will be awarded $1,500. For more information see, Dr. Grover W. White Scholarship Program.

Henry J. Reilly Memorial Scholarships

Up to 35 Henry J. Reilly Memorial Scholarships of $500 each are awarded annually by the Reserve Officers Association (ROA). Applicants must be active or associate ROA members. ROTC students who are seniors and ROA members but who will not be commissioned until shortly after the scholarship deadline date may sponsor themselves for the graduate program if they are continuing on to graduate/professional school. Applicants must provide evidence of acceptance for graduate study at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university. The deadline to apply is mid-April of each year. For more information call 1-800-809-9448 or visit www.roa.org.

International Order of King's Daughters and Sons Health Care Scholarship

The International Order of King's Daughters and Sons Health Care offers $1,000 scholarships to U.S. or Canadian citizens pursuing careers in dentistry and other health fields. Dental applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited program and be at least a sophomore. The deadline to apply is April 1 of each year. For more information, write International Order of King's Daughters and Sons Health Care Scholarship, Box 1310, Brookhaven, MS 39601.

The John Gyles Education Fund

The John Gyles Education Fund awards scholarships (up to $3,000) to both U.S. and Canadian citizens attending school full-time in either country. A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required. Filing dates for mailing applications are April 1, June 1, and November 15 of each year. The John Gyles Education Fund is a private, benevolent endeavor established nine years ago with the help of a Canadian/American benefactor. To receive an application, send a stamped (U.S. 33 cents), self-addressed, standard letter size (No. 10) envelope to The John Gyles Education Fund, Secretary, P.O. Box 4808, 712 Riverside Drive, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada E3B-5G4 or call 506-459-7460.

Jeannette Mowery Oregon Community Foundation Scholarship

The Jeannette Mowery Oregon Community Foundation Scholarship is available to graduate-professional level dentistry, medicine, or law students attending the Oregon Health Sciences University or Oregon law schools. Students must apply and compete annually. Award amounts are not specified. For more information call 800-452-8807, ext. 7395 or www.osac.state.or.us.

The National Dental Association

The National Dental Association has a $2,000 scholarship available for interested minority student entering Dental School this year. You may find the information regarding this scholarship at www.ndaonline.org, then go to the NDA Foundation. The deadline is May 15, and may be submitted online.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) has a scholarship program (tuition and fees plus $1,000/month - minimum work commitment : two years of service), for students who wish to work in areas of greatest need - i.e. poor, rural, inner-city, etc. - after graduation, in lieu of NHSC providing you with dental school financial aid. This program is very similar to the NC Rural Health Loan Repayment Program, except:

  1. The NHSC may not allow you to select where you will be placed for work after graduation;
  2. The NHSC provides a scholarship, prior to graduating;
  3. The NHSC provides you with loan repayment of more money per year for a minimum commitment of two years working in its programs.

The application deadline is coming up fast: March 28. The scholarship application is very detailed, so you NEED TO START EARLY!! IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR DETAILS REGARDING THE NHSC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, PLEASE GO TO: http://nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov/ or call: 1-800-638-0824.

The North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows Program

The program provides service opportunities for aspiring health professionals who seek to help those currently underserved by our health care system. All DH, DDS and graduate students are encourage to submit original proposals for projects that reflect Dr. Schweiter's ethic of Reverence for Life. Projects may involve full-time work for a limited period, such as summer, or longer-term work on a part-time basis, such as weekly or evening. Projects may be shared among two or more Fellows. Given the extraordinary shortage of health care in rural areas, applications addressing rural problems will be given special consideration.

Fellows receive a stipend of $2000. Fellows who are sharing a project, share the stipend proportionately.

For more information, visit www.schweitzerfellowship.org.

Oregon Student Assistance Commission

The Oregon Student Assistance Commission has multiple scholarship opportunities available to students either attending Oregon colleges and universities and/or who have graduated from Oregon high schools. Students may apply on-line or via paper. Award amounts are not specified. For more information call 800-452-8807, ext. 7395, or visit www.osac.state.or.us.

Professional Development Institute Grants

The American Association of University Women offers up to 75 awards in the Professional Development Institute Grants, Career Development Grant Program, in the amount of $2,000-$8,000. The annual deadline to apply is in January. Career Development Grants support women with a bachelor's degree who are preparing for career advancement or career change or to reenter the work force. Special consideration is given to AAUW members, women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation, and dependent care. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose last degree was received before June 30, 1994. Candidates eligible for another AAUW Educational Foundation fellowship or grant program are not eligible for Career Development Grants. Applications are available between August 1 and December 20 each year. The grant year is July 1 through June 30. If you are interested in applying for a Career Development Grant or require more infOrmation, fill out a request for an application form on line, call 319-337-1716, ext. 60, or send a postcard to AAUW, Department 60, 2201 N. Dodge Street, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030. For more information, call 319-337-1716 or visit www.aauw.org.

Procter & Gamble/American College of Prosthodontists

Research Fellowships Six fellowships grants of $5,000 each are awarded annually to support meritorious research proposals that seek to advance basic scientific and applied clinical knowledge in the area of complete denture prosthodontics. The fellowship program is funded by the Procter & Gamble Oral Health Group and administered through the American College of Prosthodontists. All dental students, residents, fellows, and graduate students enrolled in U.S. schools of dentistry in dental-related fields are eligible to apply. Applications will be evaluated based on scientific merit, feasibility, and significance. For more information contact the American College of Prosthodontists at 312-573-1260.

Procter & Gamble/Hispanic Dental Association Foundation Scholarship Program

For the seventh year, scholarships in the amounts of $500 and $1,000 will be awarded to entry-level Hispanic U.S. students who have been accepted into an accredited dental, dental hygiene, dental assisting, or dental technician program. The scholarship program is funded by the Procter & Gamble Oral Health Group and administered through the Hispanic Dental Association Foundation. For more information contact the Hispanic Dental Association Foundation at 800-852-7921.

Special Higher Education Grant Program

The Special Higher Education Grant Program provides funds to American Indian students to pursue a graduate degree. Students must apply and gain admission to an accredited college or university graduate school. Priority is given to those students enrolled in health, business, education, engineering, law, and natural resources fields of study. For more information visit www.doi.qov/bureau-indian-affairs-html, call 202-208-4871, or write the Department of InteriorBIA, Office of Education Programs, MS 3512, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20240-0001.

An Uncommon Legacy Foundation

An Uncommon Legacy Foundation provides $1,000 scholarships to outstanding lesbian undergraduate and graduate/professional "out" students with leadership potential. To qualify, applicants must be full-time students at an accredited college or university in the United States, have at least a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate a commitment or contribution to the lesbian community, and demonstrate financial need. The deadline to apply is May I of each year.

An Uncommon Legacy Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to enhancing the visibility, strength, and vitality of the lesbian community. For more information call 212-366-6507, e-mail uncmlegacy@aol.com, or visit www.uncommonlegacy.org

United States Army Dental Corps

The United States Army Dental Corps offers an excellent Health Professions Scholarship Program to qualified students that pays all tuition, required fees, books and also provides a monthly stipend of over $1100. The scholarship selection boards meet January-April. To apply, students must have a letter of acceptance to dental school. The average GPA of selectees last year was 3.34. To read comments from our graduates, see Dental School Alumni Links. For more information about this scholarship, please see http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/dhet/dental.htm or contact Dr. Ann Sue von Gonten by phone at (210) 295-9604 or (210) 221-0079 or by email at ann.vongonten@cen.amedd.army.mil

For more information about scholarships and/or student aid, please contact Matt Morano, Director of Academic Services by email at matt_morano@dentistry.unc.edu or by phone at 919-537-3347.