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ADHA Institute Scholarship Program

The primary focus of the program is to provide financial assistance to dental hygiene students and dental hygienists who can demonstrate a commitment to further the discipline of dental hygiene through academic achievement, professional excellence, and a desire to improve the public's overall health.

The applications are available October 1 of each year; the deadline for Institute Scholarship applications is February 1. All students who meet the requirements listed under the “Eligibility” section of the website are encouraged to apply. Award recipients will be notified after July 1.

Available Scholarships Listing of all scholarships | Past Recipients Listing of all scholarship recipients

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States
  • Completed a minimum of one year in a dental hygiene curriculum. Students entering their first year of dental hygiene school are not eligible; students may be in the process of completing their first year when application is submitted.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA)- varies dependant on scholarship
  • A full-time student during the academic year for which you are applying (e.g. Fall 2013 – Spring 2014).
  • Must be an active member or student member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA).
  • Graduate students must hold an active dental hygiene license and hold the minimum of a baccalaureate degree