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ADAF scholarship, award deadlines in November

August 31, 2015

By David Burger


Three ADA Foundation student scholarship and award programs share a Nov. 13 application deadline.

Starting Sept. 7, applications for these dental student programs will be available on adafoundation.org.

The ADAF's Predoctoral Dental Student Scholarship Program, including the Underrepresented Minority Dental Student Scholarships, the Dr. Robert B. Dewhirst Scholarships and the Robert J. Sullivan Scholarships, helps predoctoral dental students defray some academic expenses. The ADAF awards about 54 scholarships of $2,500 each, totaling about $135,000 annually.

Go to adafoundation.org and click on the "How to Apply" link for more information on the application process and requirements and to download the application.

The ADAF E. "Bud" Tarrson Dental School Student Community Leadership Award recognizes exemplary volunteer community service projects that are organized and/or conducted by a group of dental students enrolled in an accredited predoctoral dental education program.  

The ADAF accepts one application from each accredited dental school with a predoctoral dental student group involved in an outreach program to vulnerable communities within the U.S.

The ADAF awarded seven Tarrson Award recipients in 2014. They were the University of Washington School of Dentistry; Loma Linda University School of Dentistry; Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine; University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine; University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry; University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry; and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.

Find the application at adafoundation.org by clicking on the "How to Apply" link.

The Dr. Thomas J. Zwemer Award recognizes and encourages student programs that provide services to underserved populations outside of the U.S. One grant of $5,000 is made annually to a dental school in honor of the selected student outreach program.

Dental student groups at accredited dental schools who are involved in an outreach program to vulnerable communities outside of the U.S. are eligible to apply. The ADAF accepts one application from each dental school.

The 2014 Zwemer Award went to the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry for its service learning project in Valle de Angeles, Honduras.

Find the application at adafoundation.org by clicking on the "How to Apply" link.