Institute for Oral Health

Baccalaureate Scholarships

Wilma E. Motley Scholarship - Established in memory of Wilma E. Motley.
Education level pursuing: Baccalaureate degree
Maximum number of annual awards: 1
Award Amount: $1,000

Dr. Esther Wilkins Scholarship - Established by Dr. Esther Wilkins.
Education level pursuing: additional degree(s) necessary for a career in dental hygiene education. Applicants must have completed an entry-level dental hygiene program. (Requires separate essay.)
Maximum number of annual awards: 1
Award Amount: $1,000

Sigma Phi Alpha Undergraduate Scholarship - Awarded to an outstanding student pursuing a Baccalaureate 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 or a current member in good standing.
Education level pursuing: Baccalaureate 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

Crest Oral-B Laboratories Dental Hygiene Scholarships - Sponsored by Procter & Gamble, 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
Education level pursuing: Baccalaureate degree
Maximum number of annual awards: 2
Award Amount: $1,000

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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