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Dental Scholarship for the Academy for Academic Leadership's Institute for Teaching and Learning

The ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure supports dental education and ADA general dentist members interested in academia. As part of that commitment, the Council grants three tuition scholarships annually to the Academy for Academic Leadership's Institute for Teaching and Learning (AAL/ITL). Each scholarship is in the amount of ITL tuition.

About the ITL

The ITL is a teacher training program for full- or part-time dental educators and private practitioners interested in an academic career. The ITL program is presented as a four-day onsite program with class discussions, small-group projects, problem-solving exercises, observation and critique of teachers in action, self-directed coursework, peer feedback, and presentations by ITL Scholars. The program allows participants to explore all aspects of academia. Additionally, the ITL includes up to 35 hours of continuing education credit through the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition and the Academy of General Dentistry PACE program.

In addition, participants have the opportunity to expand their experience after they complete the onsite portion of the program by participating in AAL’s post-program sessions over the course of six months in order to be eligible to receive ITL Plus Recognition.  These post-program sessions include supplemental online (web-¬≠based) activities, a distance learning opportunity, and interactive webinars.

Scholarship Selection Criteria

CDEL’s scholarship recipients will be selected based on the established criteria of:

  • Meets the eligibility requirements
  • Accuracy of information on the application form
  • Strength of recommendation letters
  • Strength of personal essay

Eligibility Requirements 

To be eligible for the scholarship the individual must be:

Applying for the Scholarship

The deadline to apply for the scholarships is March 31, 2020. Scholarships will be granted by June 18, 2020, even though you may apply at any time during the year.

The ADA CDEL/AAL teacher scholarship application includes the complete list of criteria and eligibility requirements.

Download the Application

Please submit the application form and all supporting documents to: 

Council on Dental Education and Licensure
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Attention:  Tierra Braxton 

Or by e-mail to:
Tierra Braxton at: