The cost of dental education has never been higher. The ADA Foundation — the 501c3 charitable arm of the American Dental Association — is proud to offer scholarships to students pursuing dentistry, in addition to funding for dental student-run programs. The application period is now open for the following ADA Foundation funding opportunities:
- ADA Foundation Dental Student Scholarship Program: The ADA Foundation will offer scholarships up to $20,000 each. This program recognizes dental students who are academically strong and demonstrate outstanding promise in leadership, public service/volunteerism and/or research. Eligible students must be U.S. citizens; at the time of application, be enrolled full-time in the second year of study in a U.S. CODA-accredited dental school; have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.4 based on a 4.0 scale (Pass (P) or Satisfactory (S) academics are equivalent); and demonstrate financial need. Application deadline is Nov. 9, 2018.
- “Bud” Tarrson Dental School Student Community Leadership Awards: The ADA Foundation Tarrson Award annually highlights significant dental student outreach to vulnerable communities within the United States. At least one award of up to $5,000 will be made to a dental school/college in honor of the outreach program. Application deadline is Nov. 9, 2018.
- We know you’ll remember to sign up your Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) program before Nov. 9 to be eligible for donated dental products, but did you know that the ADA Foundation also provides Give Kids A Smile® Continuity of Care Grants? These grants assist GKAS programs that offer continuity of dental care to underserved children after their initial GKAS visit. The ADA Foundation will award up to $50,000 in GKAS Continuity of Care grants in 2018. Application deadline is Nov. 5, 2018.
The ADA Foundation annually provides more than $2 million in grants, scholarships, awards and facilitated in-kind product donations to programs that are in alignment with the organization’s efforts to advance oral health, expand access to dental care and drive game-changing research. As part of these efforts, the ADA Foundation oversees the Give Kids A Smile® program and the ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland (formerly the Paffenbarger Research Center).
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