Scholarships in Dental Hygiene

Student Loan Program for Health, Science, & Mathematics

Award: $8,500, Deadline: February

Applicant must be a resident of North Carolina and demonstrate financial need.

Graduate Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Feb 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must submit a statement of research interests and evidence of financial need, dental hygiene licensure, and acceptance or enrollment as a full-time student in an accredited U.S. graduate program.

Allied Dental Health Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 10

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen with a minimum 2.8 GPA. Application forms, a copy of the school's letter of acceptance, two letters of recommendation, and a one page, typed, double-spaced biographical sketch required. Application forms must be original, typed, completed and signed, and be embossed with the school's official seal. Selection is based upon financial need, academic achievement, a biographical sketch, and letters of reference.

Minnesota State Loan Repayment Program

Award: $20,000, Deadline: August 1

Award repays student loans.

Vermont Dental Hygiene Scholarship

Award: $8,000, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a resident of Vermont who will enroll in a dental hygiene program at an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding. Academic achievement and financial need must be demonstrated.

Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: May 31

Applicant must be beginning or already enrolled in an approved degree-bearing program of study in New York State that leads to licensure in a particular profession. Purpose of award is to increase representation of minority and disadvantaged individuals in New York State licensed professions.

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.

Certificate/Associate Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. certificate or associate degree program leading to dental hygienist licensure, and have completed at least one year of curriculum. Selection is based upon financial need and career goals statement.

Baccalaureate Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Feb 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be enrolled full time in an accredited program in the U.S., and be eligible for dental hygiene licensure in the academic year the award is given. Selection is based upon financial need and career goals statement.

Colgate Minority Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Feb 1

Applicant must be a member of a group currently underrepresented in dental hygiene programs, including African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and men. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be enrolled in an accredited program in the U.S., and complete the FAFSA or the Family Financial Service form of the ACT. Selection is based upon financial need and career goals statement.

Dr. Harold Hillenbrand Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Selection is based upon academic excellence and outstanding clinical performance.

ADHA Institute Minority Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a member of a group currently underrepresented in the field, including African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or male. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be enrolled in an accredited program in the U.S., have completed at least one year of dental hygiene curriculum, and submit the FAFSA or the Family Financial Service form of the ACT. Selection is based upon financial need and career goals statement.

Crest Oral-B Laboratories Dental Hygiene Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Feb 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA in major, be enrolled in an accredited program in the U.S., and complete the FAFSA or the Family Financial Service form of the ACT. Selection is based upon intent to encourage professional excellence and quality research.

Part-time Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be enrolled part-time in an accredited program in the U.S., and complete the FAFSA or the Family Financial Service form of the ACT.

Sigma Phi Alpha Undergraduate Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Feb 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. dental hygiene school with an active chapter of the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society, and complete the FAFSA or the Family Financial Service form of the ACT.

Margaret E. Swanson Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be enrolled full-time in an accredited program in the U.S., have completed a minimum of one year in a dental hygiene curriculum prior to receiving an ADHA Institute scholarship award [students entering their first year of dental hygiene school are not eligible], and complete the FAFSA (must demonstrate at least $1,500 in financial need documented by your financial aid office). Selection is based on organizational leadership potential.

Wilma E. Motley Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be enrolled in an accredited program in the U.S., and complete the FAFSA or the Family Financial Service form of the ACT.

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Feb 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be enrolled in an accredited program in the U.S., and complete the FAFSA or the Family Financial Service form of the ACT.

Esther Wilkins/Williams and Wilkins Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Feb 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be enrolled in an accredited program in the U.S., and complete the FAFSA or the Family Financial Service form of the ACT.

Sigma Phi Alpha Graduate Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Feb 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must submit a list of professional activities related to dental hygiene. Recipients are encouraged to submit a manuscript to the ADHA for publication.

Irene Woodall Graduate Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Feb 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must submit a statement of research interests and evidence of financial need, dental hygiene licensure, and acceptance or enrollment as a full-time student in an accredited U.S. graduate program.

Rebekah Fisk Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States and have completed a minimum of one year in a dental hygiene curriculum. Applicant must be an active member of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association or the American Dental Hygienists' Association. Minimum 3.0 GPA, full-time enrollment status, and financial need of at least $1,500 are required.

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.

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.

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.

Proctor and Gamble Oral Health/ADHA Institute Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June

Sigma Phi Alpha Scholarship

Award: $250, Deadline: March 1

Awarded to the applicant with the highest average.

American Dental Hygienists' Association Institute Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Selection is based upon financial need.

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.