Institute for Oral Health

Associate & Certificate Scholarships

Carol Bauhs Benson Scholarship - Established in memory of Carol Bauhs Benson.
Education level pursuing: Certificate/Associate
Regional limitation: open to students who reside in the following states: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin
Maximum number of annual awards: 1
Award Amount: $1,000

Sigma Phi Alpha Certificate/Associate Scholarship - Awarded to an outstanding student pursuing a Certificate/Associate degree at a school with an active chapter of the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society that is a potential future Sigma Phi Alpha member.
Education level pursuing: Certificate/Associate degree
Maximum number of annual awards: 1
Award Amount: $1,000

Scholarship for Academic Excellence - Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. Two scholarships are reserved for students pursuing a Baccalaureate degree and three scholarships are designated for students pursuing a Certificate or Associate degree.
Education level pursuing: (2) Baccalaureate degree (3) Certificate/Associate degree
Maximum number of annual awards: 5
Award Amount: $1,000

Colgate "Bright Smiles, Bright Futures" Minority Scholarships - Sponsored by Colgate Palmolive Company, these scholarships are awarded to members of minority groups currently underrepresented in dental hygiene programs at the certificate or Associate educational level. Example eligible applicants include: African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and males.
Education level pursuing: Certificate and Associate degree
Maximum number of annual awards: 2
Award Amount: $1,250

Wilma Motley Memorial California Merit Scholarship - Applicants must demonstrate leadership experience in addition to meeting the minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. These scholarships will be awarded solely on merit and do not have a financial needs requirement.
Regional Limitation: Applicants must be either a resident of California or attend a dental hygiene program in California.
Education level pursuing: Associate/Certificate in dental hygiene, Baccalaureate degree, degree completion in dental hygiene, Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP), Master's or Doctorate degree in dental hygiene or related field.
Maximum number of annual awards: 3
Award Amount: $2,000

Karla Girts Memorial Community Outreach Scholarship - Sponsored by Procter & Gamble in memory of Karla Girts, BSDH, RDH, past president of ADHA and former Chair of ADHA Institute for Oral Health. Applicants will display a commitment to improving oral health within the geriatric population in addition to a cumulative grade point average equal to or above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (Requires separate essay.)
Education level pursuing: Associate, Baccalaureate or degree completion program
Maximum number of annual awards: 2
Award Amount: $2,000

Hu-Friedy/Esther Wilkins Instrument Scholarships - Sponsored by Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Co., Inc. The program awards recipients with the Hu-Friedy dental hygiene instruments of their choice, equivalent to a retail value of $1,000
Education level pursuing: Certificate/Associate or Baccalaureate degree level. 3.0 GPA Required
Maximum number of annual awards: 5

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