Institute for Oral Health

Graduate Scholarships

Irene Woodall Graduate Scholarship
Education level pursuing: Graduate degree in dental hygiene or a related field
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) neccessary 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 Graduate Scholarship - Awarded to an outstanding student pursuing a Graduate degree in dental hygiene or related field that is a potential future Sigma Phi Alpha member or a current member in good standing.
Education level pursuing: Graduate degree
Maximum number of annual awards: 1
Award Amount: $1,000

Alice Hinchcliffe Williams, RDH, MS Graduate Scholarship - Funded by the Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association Foundation, this scholarship was created to honor a deceased colleague and benefactor, who enabled the VDHA to establish the VDHA Foundation to serve as the primary provider of lifelong learning for Virginia dental hygienists.
Regional limitation: Virginia resident
Education level pursuing: Graduate degree in Dental Hygiene or accredited, degree studies related to the professional roles of the dental hygienist.
Maximum number of annual awards: 1
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

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