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ADAF awards Allied Dental Student Scholarships for 2014

May 20, 2014

The ADA Foundation today announced the winners of its 2014 Allied Dental Student Scholarships, including two Young Dental Hygiene Scholarships and 30 scholarships awarded to dental hygiene, dental assisting and dental laboratory technology students.

The ADA Foundation launched the Young Dental Hygiene Scholarships, worth up to $2,500 each, in February through a generous donation from Young Dental, Inc. The new scholarships target two outstanding dental hygiene students selected for their exceptional outreach activities, volunteerism and leadership qualities. 

Dental hygiene students Jillian T. Lydon, a student at Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and Tiffany L. Streeter, a student at Central Carolina Community College in Stanford, North Carolina, won the 2014 ADA Foundation Young Dental Hygiene Scholarships. 

The ADAF annually awards up to 30 scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, to 15 dental hygiene students, 10 dental assisting students and five dental laboratory technology students. Recipients of these scholarships include: 

Dental Hygiene Scholarships (15 scholarships)—Katelyn Chappell, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Dentistry; Shelli Chon, Concorde Career College-Garden Grove; Stacy Foster, San Joaquin Valley College; Wendi Gray, West Virginia University; Antonio Mejia, Concorde Career College; Datevig Mesrobian, West Coast University; Rebecca Mitchell, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry; Shelby Moeke, Ferris State University; Gina Moreland, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Luciana Nikolajevic, New York University; Jenna St. Clair, West Liberty University; Heidi Townsend, Quinsigamond Community College; Arika Uselton, Concorde Career College-Kansas City; Lindsay Waters, Lansing Community College Dental Hygiene; and Kenda Wavra, Oregon Tech at Chemeketa Community College. 

Dental Assisting Scholarships (10 scholarships)—Laurie Adkins, Baker College of Auburn Hills; Jennifer Bettuchy, Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology; Caitlyn Crawford, Northeast Iowa Community College; Ruth Diffley, Saint Cloud Technical and Community College; Mariheta Granados, Orlando Technical Center; Alana Hamby, Vatterott College; Tressa Jares, Central Lakes College; Robin Kropff, Cypress College; Leah Mancino, Linn-Benton Community College; and Kelly Toole, Harrisburg Area Community College. 

Dental Laboratory Technology Scholarships (five scholarships)—Andrew Blank, Durham Technical Community College; Avo Eginyan, Pasadena City College; Monique Ellis, Bates Technical College; Kerri Schlosser, Indiana University-Purdue University Ft. Wayne; and Carl Chu Hyong Yu, New York City College of Technology. 

For more information or to make a donation to this or other ADA Foundation programs, visit adafoundation.org.