Scholarships in Dental Hygiene

Orfalea Health Field Scholarship Award

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 11

Applicant must be a Ventura County high school senior or graduate enrolling or already enrolled at an accredited vocational school, community college, or four-year university in a health-related field. Essay is required and it must specify intent to practice in Ventura County upon completion of studies.


Health Professions Education Scholarship Program (HPSP)

Award: $10,000, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be a student who is enrolled or accepted into a dentist, dental hygienist, certified nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, clinical nurse specialists, or physician assistant program.


John Dawe Dental Education Fund

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 19

Applicant must be enrolled in a school of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene or Dental Assisting. Two letters of recommendation 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.


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.


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?


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.