ADA Foundation and Young Dental Announce New “Young Dental Hygiene Scholarships” Application deadline March 14

The ADA Foundation and Young Dental today announced two new Young Dental Hygiene Scholarships valued at $2,500 each, to be awarded to dental hygiene students by the ADA Foundation as part of its 2014 Allied Dental Student Scholarship Program. The application deadline is March 14.

Student recipients of the Young Dental Hygiene Scholarships will be selected using existing criteria, with particular emphasis on the outreach activities, volunteerism and leadership qualities exhibited by scholarship applicants.

“We are pleased that Young Dental has stepped up to help the ADA Foundation support this important program that recognizes and supports outstanding dental hygiene students,” said Dr. David Whiston, president, ADA Foundation.

“Young Dental is proud to offer dental hygiene scholarships to two deserving students who go above and beyond their school responsibilities to benefit their communities,” said Megan Kelly, marketing manager for Young Dental. “We believe in the power of dental hygienists and know these students will make the future of dental hygiene even brighter.”

Through its Allied Dental Student Scholarship Program, the ADA Foundation annually awards 30 scholarships valued at $1,000 each as follows: 15 for dental hygiene students; 10 for dental assisting students, and five for dental laboratory technology students. The new Young Dental Hygiene Scholarships will be awarded to dental hygiene students in addition to the 15 existing scholarships.

The goal of this program is to facilitate the education of academically gifted allied dental students, which in turn helps to foster the public’s oral health. The scholarships help students defray a part of their professional educational expenses such as tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses.

The ADA Foundation accepts one application from each accredited school for each program.

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