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The DALE Foundation, the official affiliate of the Dental Assisting National Board Inc. (DANB), is accepting applications for the 2018 Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship.
The scholarship program seeks to further the careers of oral health-care professionals by encouraging lifelong learning. It helps them pursue their professional development goals and mentorship activities. The scholarship is open to all dental assistants, DANB certificant,s and other oral health-care professionals. The deadline to apply is May 25.
Winners will be chosen based on their commitment to the oral health-care profession and mentorship experiences. They will each receive between $250 and $1,000. The scholarship recipients may use the funds for professional development activities such as continuing education courses, dental conferences, DANB certification renewal, and college courses. They will also receive three continuing education products of their choice from the DALE Foundation.
Since the Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship was launched in 2014, the DALE Foundation has awarded scholarships to 17 oral health-care professionals. In addition, the DALE Foundation has honored 28 finalists for their efforts by providing them with continuing education opportunities.
The DALE Foundation established this scholarship in 2014 in memory of Liz Koch, who served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of DANB and the DALE Foundation before her untimely passing in 2011. This scholarship commemorates Liz’s many years of service and contributions to dental assistants and embodies her belief in the power of pursuing continuing education.
“We are proud to give back to the dental community in a way that promotes Liz’s commitment to lifelong learning and mentorship,” said Cynthia Durley, M.Ed., MBA, executive director of DANB and the DALE Foundation.
You can learn more about the Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship at the DALE Foundation website.