ADA Foundation Scholarship Programs Available for 2018-19 School Year

The ADA Foundation Dental Student Scholarship Program 

Starting on Sept. 7, dental students will have the opportunity to apply for an ADA Foundation scholarship for up to $20,000 each.

According to its website, the ADA Foundation is dentistry’s premier philanthropic and charitable organization and a catalyst for uniting people and organizations to make a difference through better oral health. 

According to the American Dental Association website, the foundation’s Dental Student Scholarship Program will recognize students who are strong academically and who demonstrate outstanding promise in leadership, public service/volunteerism and/or research.  

For the 2017-18 school year, the foundation awarded seven $20,000 scholarships.

In order to apply, students must be:

  • a United States citizen.
  • enrolled full-time in the second year of study at the time of application 
  •  in a U.S. CODA accredited dental school
  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 or higher (or a pass/satisfactory) based on a 4.0 scale
  • demonstrate a financial need.

To see a complete list of guidelines, click here

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CTS on Nov. 9. Applicants must create a login before the guidelines and application can be viewed. 

The E. “Bud” Tarrson Dental School Student Community Leadership Award 

The The E. “Bud” Tarrson Dental School Student Community Leadership Award recognizes excellent in dental school student-led programs that provide services to under-served populations within the United States.

The ADA Foundation’s Tarrson Fund was created in 2003 by Tarrson’s wife, Linda, in rememberance of her husband, an oral health philanthropist. It is awarded to student groups from CODA-accredited predoctoral dental education programs that provide services to under-served populations. Each award is valued at $5,000. 

The ADA Foundation will accept one application from each dental school. Dental students who are leaders of such programs may apply with support of their faculty advisor. The application period runs from Sept. 7 through Nov. 9.

To apply, click here.

Katie Devereaux

Katie Devereaux

Resume Coach and Blogger at Dental Temps Professional Services
Katie Devereaux is a writer and editor, who graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. She has written for several publications in Florida, Alaska and Illinois.
Katie Devereaux

About Katie Devereaux

Katie Devereaux is a writer and editor, who graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. She has written for several publications in Florida, Alaska and Illinois.