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ADA Foundation accepting applications for predoctoral dental scholarships

October 10, 2012

The ADA Foundation is accepting applications for predoctoral dental student scholarships. Approximately 50 scholarships worth $2,500 each will be awarded.

Applications must be completed and submitted to the ADA Foundation by Nov. 30.

The goal of this program is to facilitate the education of academically gifted dental students and to help predoctoral dental students defray a part of their professional education expenses.

The predoctoral dental student scholarships offered by the ADA Foundation each year include at least 25 Predoctoral Dental Student Awards, at least 25 Underrepresented Minority Dental Student Scholarships, up to two Robert J. Sullivan Scholarships and up to two Dr. Robert B. Dewhirst Scholarships.

The Underrepresented Minority Dental Student Scholarship Program targets African-American, Hispanic and American Indian dental students, all of whom have been identified as underrepresented minorities in dentistry.

Recipients of the Robert J. Sullivan and Dr. Robert B. Dewhirst Scholarships will be selected from the pool of applicants for the Dental Student and Underrepresented Minority Dental Student Scholarships.

The criteria for the Robert J. Sullivan Scholarships are the same as for the Predoctoral Dental Student Awards.

Two Dr. Robert B. Dewhirst scholarships may be awarded, one to an applicant from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry and one to an applicant from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California.

Visit www.adafoundation.org and click on “How to Apply” for more information on these ADA Foundation scholarships.