Dental Hygienist Scholarship for You
In this article, we will explain the best ways to apply for a dental hygienist scholarship and we mention the different programs that exist out there.
In one of the other sections on this web site, we've discussed the path to a dental hygienist career, through either a college degree or a certification program.You've also read about licensure examinations and the requirements for teaching.
ADA Dental Hygienist Scholarship Programs
The American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation has established a scholarship program for the benefit of students pursuing a career in dental hygiene.
There is a limited amount of funding, and the number of scholarships depends on the size of each one. In other words, the dental hygienist scholarship fund is divided into scholarship awards until that year's fund is exhausted.
You will find that scholarships provide assistance with many expenses associated with a dental hygienist program: Tuition, fees, books, supplies, and living expenses all can be paid from a scholarship award.
Scholarship disbursements occur twice a year. They are issued in equal payments and sent directly to the student's account in his college's financial aid office.
Eligibility for the second disbursement depends upon the student's ability to maintain the required grade point average.
General eligibility guidelines for this scholarship program include:
There is also the ADA Foundation's scholarship program for dental hygienists; this is known as the Dental Hygiene Scholarship. It carries a maximum annual award of $1,000.
The application process for this dental hygienist scholarship includes:
ADA Dental Hygienist Scholarship Application Process
Only a student from a dental hygienist program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association may apply to the ADA Foundation's Scholarship Program.
You can initiate the process by contacting the program director or financial aid officer at your school to request an application form for the scholarship. Only a dental school official is authorized to issue a form.
Officials from each dental hygienist program also bear responsibility for identifying its top two students and submitting their names to the ADA Foundation so that they can be considered for the scholarship.
Those who seek this scholarship must submit the following documentation:
Officials from each eligible school will submit to the ADA Foundation the top two completed dental hygienist scholarship applications as received from all students.
The deadline date for submission and consideration of eligibility is October 16. Any application received after this date will not be considered.
All notifications of funding decisions are issued after December 31.
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