Climb For a Cause announces dental scholarship

March 15, 2013
Jeff Baumrucker Memorial Scholarship created.

Climb For a Cause has announced formation of the Jeff Baumrucker Memorial Scholarship.

Beginning in 2013, the scholarship will be awarded to a third- or fourth-year dental student, allowing the recipient the opportunity to gain real world dental experience during an oral health education and treatment project sponsored by SmileTree/Climb For A Cause.

“One of the personal benefits of this organization is the pleasure and privilege of meeting like-minded people” said Climb For a Cause Executive Director Daniel Bobrow.

"Many times these relationships develop into friendships. That certainly was the case with my good friend, Jeff Baumrucker. We are honored to continue his legacy in a way that we feel is true to his spirit of giving and support of his chosen profession. We invite interested applicants to visit to download the 2013 application. Applications will be accepted no later than June 30, 2013, for the 2014 opportunity."

The Jeff Baumrucker Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of a loving father, devoted husband, and generous dentist. Dr. Baumrucker was dedicated to helping people achieve the best smile possible. His adventurous and giving spirit led him to support the efforts of Climb For a Cause, and through that support, many young children received needed dental care.

Quality Dental Plan is a sponsor for the scholarship.

“As a frequent Climb For a Cause Participant and a previous dentist volunteer, I know firsthand of the benefit of this exciting opportunity,” says Dr. Dan Marut, founder and president of Quality Dental Plan.

“As dentists, we have the ability to bring relief and help those in parts of the world where dental care is virtually nonexistent. As a company, Quality Dental Plan is dedicated to improving access to care in communities across the USA while maintaining the dentist-patient relationship without third-party hassles. Our support of the Jeff Baumrucker Memorial Scholarship furthers our belief that, by giving our time and skill in the service of others, we can grow as individuals beyond our traditional educational experiences. A little adventure never hurts either!”

Recipients of the Jeff Baumrucker Memorial Scholarship will join Global Dental Relief on one of the oral health education and treatment projects held annually in Guatemala. Applicants must possess a valid passport prior to date of departure, and be available for the full term of the health project.

Applicants must also provide verification of GPA and two letters of recommendation from college professors. Return completed applications no later than June 30, 2013, to:

SmileTree & Climb For A Cause
Attn: Daniel Bobrow
747 Brighton Circle
Port Barrington, IL 60010

Send applications via email to [email protected]. Use “Scholarship Application” as the subject line.

For more information, visit or call (312) 455-9498.

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