ADEA announces scholarship programs

April 5, 2012
ADEA announcesLiaison International as cosponsor of scholarship programs

WASHINGTON -- The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), in partnership with information technology company Liaison International, Inc., will sponsor two important student scholarship opportunities:
-- ADEA/AADR/Liaison International Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADEA/AADR/Liaison International ADCFP), and
-- ADEA/Liaison International GoDental Internship.

Liaison International's funding supports ADEA's longstanding encouragement of students who pursue excellence in dental education.

The Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP) provides a year's scholarship for students who are seeking wider exposure to careers in academic dentistry. Ten such fellowships receive financial support from the ADEAGies Foundation, the Association's philanthropic arm, in cooperation with the American Association for Dental Research. An eleventh fellowship is now made possible by Liaison International's cosponsorship with ADEA.

The new ADEA/Liaison International GoDental Internship aims to increase the predental recipient's knowledge about dental education by providing him or her opportunities to engage with dental students and faculty. The year-long program allows the awardee to work closely with ADEA staff both to improve the GoDental website ( and to develop inventive ways of networking with future and current dental students.

"We are grateful for Liaison International's generous support and efforts to cultivate students interested in academic dentistry. ADEA is proud to partner with Liaison International to offer these scholarship opportunities and encourages interested dental students to apply," says Richard W. Valachovic, DMD, MPH, ADEA executive director.

For more information about these ADEA programs, visit

For other news about the ADEA, visit Dental education leaders elected to ADEA Board.

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