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ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarship for Pre-doctoral Students Pursuing Academic Careers 

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and The Procter & Gamble Company announce the ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarship for Pre-doctoral Students Pursuing Academic Careers. This scholarship supports dental students who plan education beyond a doctoral degree and who have an interest in academic careers. Each year two third or fourth year dental students receive the ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarship for Pre-doctoral Students Pursuing Academic Careers. Each scholarship recipient receives $5,000 to be applied to tuition and fees.

ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarship for Students Pursuing Academic Careers 

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and The Procter & Gamble Company announce the ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarship for Dental Hygiene Students Pursuing Academic Careers. This scholarship supports dental hygiene students who are pursuing education beyond an associate's degree and who have an interest in an academic career. Each year two dental hygiene students receive the ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarship. Each scholarship recipient receives $2,000 to be applied to tuition and fees.

ADEA/Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Preventive Dentistry Scholarships 

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., announce the ADEA/Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Preventive Dentistry Scholarships. The purpose of these scholarships is to support predoctoral dental students who have demonstrated academic excellence in preventive dentistry. Each scholarship recipient will have $2,500 applied to tuition and fees for predoctoral dental study.

ADEA/Sigma Phi Alpha Linda DeVore Scholarship

The ADEA/Sigma Phi Alpha Linda DeVore Scholarship recognizes the memory and the 30-year dental education career of Linda Rubinstein DeVore. Professor DeVore was active in dental hygiene education, scholarship, and public service. She served as President of the American Association of Dental Schools (now the American Dental Education Association, ADEA) in 1994, and President of the Supreme Chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha, the national honorary society of the dental hygiene profession, in 1997-98. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to an individual pursuing allied dental education study at the baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degree level.

American Dental Association Foundation Scholarships

The ADA Foundation funds scholarships for dental student, underrepresented minority dental students and allied dental students including dental hygiene, dental assisting and dental laboratory technology.  Submission deadlines vary and application materials must be obtained from the applicant's school.   

Anthony Westwater Jong Memorial Community Dental Public Health Award

Pre-professional award: Recognizes an outstanding community-based research or service project of an oral health nature carried out by a pre-doctoral dental student, or a dental hygiene student, or a hygienist who has graduated from an accredited school of dental hygiene in the United States within the preceding 12 months. (Up to 2 awards each year) The award provides two recipients a $200.00 cash award, a copy of Jong?s Community Dental Health, 5th Edition, one year membership in APHA Oral Health Section, and the registration fee to the APHA annual meeting.

George C. Paffenbarger Student Research Award

The ADA Foundation offers the Paffenbarger Award in collaboration with the Academy of Operative Dentistry. This student research award honors George C. Paffenbarger, an internationally recognized authority on dental materials and a pioneer in the development of specifications and standards for testing materials. The ADA Foundation's Paffenbarger Research Center is named in his honor.  The Award is open to dental students at all levels who wish to undertake novel research relevant to contemporary operative dentistry.

Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)

If you are already in or plan to attend school to be a physician, dentist, podiatrist, optometrist, clinical psychologist or physician assistant, the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) can provide tuition assistance for up to four years of school (two years for PA masters degree) and provide you with a monthly stipend paid directly to you of $2060.In addition, all professional school required fees and expenses, books and equipment are paid by the Navy. The value of this program could be well over $200,000 during the course of a four year professional school program. After graduation, you’ll join the Navy’s active duty team as a commissioned officer.

Indian Health Services Health Professions Scholarship

The Health Professions Scholarship provides financial aid covering tuition, required fees and other educational and living expenses for qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students (members of federally recognized Tribes only) applying to, accepted by or enrolled in health and allied health professions programs. Students incur service obligations and payback requirements on acceptance of their scholarship award. Priority is given to graduate students and junior- and senior-level students unless otherwise specified.

Indian Health Services Pre-Graduate Scholarship

The Pre-Graduate scholarship provides financial aid covering tuition and required fees for qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students (members of federally or state-recognized Tribes) to enroll in courses leading to a bachelor's degree in specific pre-professional areas, such as pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-podiatry and others as needed by Indian health programs.

Indian Health Service Preparatory Scholarship

The Preparatory scholarship provides financial aid covering tuition and required fees for qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students (members of federally or state-recognized Tribes) to enroll in undergraduate prerequisite or preparatory courses in preparation for entry to health and allied health professional schools, such as nursing, pharmacy and others, as needed. Preparatory courses are those required to improve science, mathematics or other basic skills and knowledge. Undergraduate prerequisite courses are pre-professional studies required in order to qualify for admission to a health or allied health professions program.

John W. Knutson Distinguished Service Award

The award is presented to honor an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to improve oral health in the United States. An award of $1,500 and an inscribed silver tray commemorating the occasion is presented by members of the APHA Oral Health Section.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship

The NHSC Scholarship Program (SP) awards scholarships each year to students pursuing careers in primary care. In return, students commit to providing care at an NHSC-approved site in a high-need Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) for two to four years, upon graduation and completion of training. To be eligible you must be pursuing a degree in one of the following areas Medicine (MD or DO), Dentistry (DDS or DMD), Nurse Practitioner, Certified nurse – midwife or Physician Assistant.

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

Every year, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards fifty-seven Fellowships of $5,000 each and three at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.

Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (Postbac IRTA/CRTA)

The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI

Ryan Turner Memorial Scholarship

Ryan Turner, a fourth year dental student at the University of Michigan, was 27 years old when he passed away suddenly in January 2007. Ryan is remembered as a genuine, positive person presence is deeply missed by his family, friends dental school peers. The American Student Dental Association remembers Ryan Turner and his dedication to organized dentistry through an annual memorial scholarship in his honor. The scholarship will be awarded to an ASDA member who demonstrates the same qualities and characteristics Ryan exhibited through his service to ASDA. The recipient will chosen by the board of trustees and will receive $1,000. The recipient’s chapter will receive $500.

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

For twenty-one consecutive years, the Makers of TYLENOL® have awarded scholarships to students pursuing a healthcare career. We believe that these students are the future, which is why we are awarding $250,000 in scholarships to applicants who have chosen a career in healthcare and excel in leadership, academic performance and community involvement.

UNCF - Earl and Patricia Armstrong Scholarship

The Earl & Patricia Armstrong Scholarship is open to all students with a 3.0 or above and who are either Pre-med, Biology or Health majors. The scholarship is for $3,000.