Scholarships in Dental Clinical Sciences/graduate Dentistry (m.s., Ph.d.)

Islamic Development Bank Loan Program

Award: $15,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident who is under the age of 24 and has confirmed admission into a professional degree program. Applicant must be majoring in one of the following areas of study: agriculture, dentistry, economics, engineering, food technology, forestry/fishery, media, medical technology, medicine, nursing, nutrition, pharmacy, political science, social science, or veterinary medicine. High academic achievement and financial need are required. Recipient must not be in receipt of any other loan.


Howard R. Raper Award

Award: $1,000, Deadline: August 15

Applicant must be in the second or third year of a graduate or postgraduate program and be nominated by the director of that program. Selection is based upon academic achievement and potential and interest in oral and maxillofacial radiology.


Regents Health Care Scholarship for Medicine and Dentistry

Award: $10,000, Deadline: May 31

Applicant must be a United States citizen, national, permanent resident, or selected refugee who is a legal resident of New York State for at least one year immediately preceding the effective date of the award; and must be enrolled in, or be a candidate for admission to, an approved medical or dental school in New York State. Priority is given to applicants in the following order: economically disadvantaged and a member of a minority group historically underrepresented in the professions (i.e., Black, Hispanic, Native American, or Alaskan Native); member of a minority group historically underrepresented in the professions; enrolled in or is a graduate of the following State-sponsored opportunity programs: Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK), or College Discovery. Award amount varies. Approximately 100 scholarships are distributed, 80 in medicine and 20 in dentistry.


AADR Student Research Fellowship

Award: $2,100, Deadline: January 18

Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited D.D.S./D.M.D. or hygiene program at a health-associated dental institution within the U.S. and must be sponsored by a faculty member at that institution. Applicant must not have received the degree nor should it be awarded during the year of the fellowship.


Charles R. Morris Student Research Award

Award: $1,000, Deadline: August 2

Awarded to applicants from accredited programs performing research in oral and maxillofacial radiology. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or pre-doctoral student at the time of research, be nominated by the institution where research was carried out, and submit a manuscript detailing the research project. Selection is based upon clarity of conceptual definition, adequacy of literature review, originality, soundness of methodology, significance of contribution to oral and maxillofacial radiology, and manuscript format and style.


Dr. Kiyoshi Sonoda Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a member of JACL. Selection is based upon personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcripts, work experience, and community involvement.


Albert G. Richards Graduate Student Research Grant

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 15

Selection is based upon originality of research project, sound methodology, and significance to the field of oral and maxillofacial radiology.


William H. Rollins Award

Award: $1,500, Deadline: Unknown

Applicant must be currently enrolled in an American Dental Association accredited dental graduate program with an oral and maxilofacial radiology track. Applicant should be a member of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and have applied for membership at the time of application. Projects should involve research in oral and maxillofacial radiology and have been completed at the time of application. The study should result in the publication of a masters thesis or an article suitable for publication.


Radiology Centennial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 30

Applicants must be enrolled currently as an entering or fully matriculated graduate student in an American Dental Association-accredited oral and maxillofacial radiology program at the time of application. Completed application form, three letters of recommendation, a typed statement of personal and professional goals, academic achievement record form, and confirmation of matriculation in an oral and maxillofacial radiology program required.


Richard and Roberta Aros Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of Lorain or Erie County who is pursuing education in the dental field. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required.


Dental Education Loan Repayment

Award: $10,000, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must agree to practice dentistry in an approved underserved area of Texas, to accept Medicaid assignments as full payment for services, and to never deny services based on a patient's ability to pay. Applicant must not have any existing service obligation.


Hinson-Hazelwood Health Education Loan

Award: -, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be attending a Texas college or university. Selection is based upon financial need and credit. Applicant must be a permanent U.S. resident eligible to pay resident tuition at a Texas public college or university.


Jason Lang Scholarships

Award: $1,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must have completed a minimum of one year of an undergraduate program in Alberta and are continuing in the same program. Applicant must have a minimum 3.2 GPA.


Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.


Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.


Health Sciences Scholarship

Award: $20,000, Deadline: October 15

Applicant must be a fourth-year medical student entering a primary care internship/residency in West Virginia, be enrolled in the final year of a nurse practitioner, or an undergraduate physician assistant educational program at a West Virginia school.


Georgia Dental Education Foundation

Award: $500, Deadline: April 27

Applicant must be a senior dental hygiene student. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and intend to practice in Georgia.


Orfalea Scholarship Award

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 11

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or Ventura County high school graduate enrolling or already enrolled at an accredited vocational school, community college, or four-year college or university. Applicant must be an early childhood education or teaching major, or any major provided applicant is able to meet at least one of the following requirements: has a documented learning difference/is a non-traditional learner; is under 24 years of age and has a parent employed as a nurse, teacher (pre-K to grade 12), or at a non-profit agency; is under the age of 24 and is the child of a single parent; has completed the Montana Yellowstone Expedition Summer Program.


Godfrey T. Norman Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a graduate of Reed City High School who intends to pursue a degree in pre-medical, pre-dental, or nursing. Minimum 3.5 GPA required; interview may be required.


John M. and Mary A. Shanley Memorial Scholarship

Award: $20,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Charlotte, Hendry or Lee County, FL high school who will pursue a degree in accounting, agriculture, architecture, computer science, dentistry, education, engineering, law, medicine, or ministry. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.


Bay County Dental Auxiliary Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Bay County, MI resident who will study as a dental, dental auxiliary, dental hygiene or dental technology student full-time. Financial need must be demonstrated.


Decatur Dental Services (DDS) Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 7

Applicant must be a graduating senior from an Adams County, IN high school who will major in a dental-related field of study.


Pediatric Dentist of Tomorrow Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be enrolled at an accredited college or university with aspirations of a career in the dental field.


ACLS Medical Training Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 31

Applicant must be a high school senior or college student. Preference will be given to those currently enrolled in a nationally accredited nursing school, medical school, pharmacy school, dental school, respiratory therapy program, paramedic program, or emergency medical technician program. Essay required.


CITIDental Boston Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be studying dentistry. Essay on the following questions is required: As you pursue your dental career, how would your dental training and skills benefit the less fortunate? How would you utilize your skills to help these communities? Where and how would you do it? How exactly would your plan improve the well-being of these communities?


Dental Assistant Flax Dental Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: July 25

Applicant must be high school senior or college student pursuing a dental assistant program within the United States at a recognized educational institution. Minimum 3.0 GPA and essay required


NHSC Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: May 7

Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into allopathic or osteopathic medical schools, family nurse practitioner programs, nurse-midwifery programs, physician assistant programs or dental school. Upon completion of training, scholars must choose practice sites in federally designated health professional shortage areas for one year for each year of support received.


Health Resources and Services Administration-Bureau of Health Professions Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

Award: $30,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicants must be full-time students, be from a disadvantaged background, demonstrate financial need and be studying in a health field, including medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and others. They must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents. All other criteria are set by individual schools.


AvaCare Mdical Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 15

Applicants must be at least 13 years of age, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen. Students must be studying or planning on studying a medicine related field. Students must be at least a high school senior. AvaCare Medical offers an annual scholarship for an inspiring act of kindness. Selection is based on judge scores as well as public votes. Submission may be in the form of a blog post, an image or a short video clip. Finalists are selected based on content, creativity and quality of work.