The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) is currently seeking motivated, self-starter degree-completion or master's degree students who like to travel and meet new people for its four-week, full-time, summer 2006 student internship program. This is an excellent opportunity to spend two weeks with the corporate sponsor and two weeks at ADHA's central office participating in projects and activities designed to expand the awareness of the professional opportunities available to advanced degree dental hygiene students. Information and application at www.adha.org. The deadline is April 14, 2006.
The following is a list of the nine privately funded scholarships available through the ADHA Institute for Oral Health. Specific named scholarships are funded by private parties and individually selected by applicants. All awards range from $1,000 to $2,000.
Applications are available online by visiting the Institute's Web site at: www.adha.org. For more information on the Institute for Oral Health's scholarship program, e-mail the Institute staff at [email protected].
Alice Hinchcliffe Williams, RDH, MS, Graduate Scholarship
Funded by the Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association (VDHA) Foundation, this scholarship was created to honor a deceased colleague and benefactor, who enabled the VDHA to establish its foundation to serve as the primary provider of lifelong learning for Virginia dental hygienists. An applicant must be a Virginia resident and seeking a graduate degree in dental hygiene or accredited, degree studies related to the professional roles of the dental hygienist.
Cadbury Adams Community Outreach Scholarships
Sponsored by Cadbury Adams, these scholarships are awarded to students at the certificate/associate and baccalaureate educational levels who display a commitment
to improving the oral health within their community.
Colgate "Bright Smiles, Bright Futures" Minority Scholarships
Sponsored by the Colgate Palmolive Company, these scholarships are awarded to members of minority groups currently underrepresented in dental hygiene programs. Eligible applicants include: African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and males.
Hu-Friedy/Esther Wilkins Instrument Scholarships
Sponsored by Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Co, Inc., these scholarships are awarded to applicants at the certificate/associate or baccalaureate degree level. The program awards recipients with Hu-Friedy dental hygiene instruments of their choice, a retail value of $1,000.
Marsh Affinity Group Services Scholarships
Sponsored by Marsh Affinity Group Services, a service of Seabury and Smith, these scholarships are awarded to applicants pursuing baccalaureate degrees in dental hygiene with grade point averages between 3.0 and 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Wilma Motley California Merit Scholarship
Originally sponsored by Wilma Motley and CDHA, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding applicant pursuing a certificate/associate or baccalaureate degree within the state of California. Applicants must demonstrate leadership experience and have a cumulative dental hygiene grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. This scholarship is judged solely on merit and has no financial needs requirement. A specific "goals statement" is, however, required with the application.
Oral-B Laboratories Dental Hygiene Scholarships
Sponsored by Oral-B Laboratories, these scholarships are awarded to applicants at the baccalaureate degree level who demonstrate an intent to encourage professional excellence and scholarship, promote quality research, and support dental hygiene through public and private education. Applicants must also demonstrate a dental hygiene grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Pfizer Inc. Scholarships
Sponsored by Pfizer Inc., these scholarships are awarded to applicants pursuing a
certificate/associate or baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene with a minimum dental hygiene grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Sigma Phi Alpha Scholarships
There are two separate awards for both an undergraduate and graduate Sigma Phi Alpha member. The undergraduate scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Sigma Phi Alpha member pursuing a certificate/associate or baccalaureate degree at a school with an active chapter of the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Society. Applicants must demonstrate a cumulative dental hygiene grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The graduate scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Sigma Phi Alpha member pursing a graduate degree in dental hygiene or a related field. Applicants must demonstrate a cumulative dental hygiene grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.