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Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered, please refer to specific scholarships for further 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) – please refer to the specific scholarship to which you are applying to find out the minimum require GPA
  • A full-time or part-time student during the academic year for which you are applying
  • Must be a professional member or student member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA).

Carol Bauhs Benson Scholarship

Regional limitation: open to students who reside in the following states: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin
Maximum number of annual awards: will vary
Award Amount: $1,000

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Diann Bomkamp Leadership Scholarship

Awarded to a student, who is pursuing an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene in the State of Missouri, and is a leader in their Student ADHA Chapter. Also, the applicant should be an active volunteer in their community.
Minimum GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Award Amount: $1,000

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Sigma Phi Alpha Associate Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding student pursuing an 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: Associate degree
Minimum GPA: 3.5 on the 4.0 scale
Maximum number of annual awards: will vary
Award Amount: $1,000

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Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Sponsored by Kenvue. Two scholarships are reserved for students pursuing a Baccalaureate degree and three scholarships are designated for students pursuing an Associate degree.
Education level pursuing: (2) Baccalaureate degree (3) Associate degree
Maximum number of annual awards: will vary
Award Amount: $1,000

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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 Associate educational level. Example eligible applicants include: African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and males.
Education level pursuing: Associate degree
Maximum number of annual awards: will vary
Award Amount: $1,250

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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: will vary
Award Amount: $2,000

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HuFriedyGroup/Esther Wilkins Instrument Scholarships

Sponsored by HuFriedyGroup. The program awards recipients with the HuFriedyGroup dental hygiene instruments of their choice, equivalent to a retail value of $1,000
Education level pursuing: Associate or Baccalaureate degree level.
Minimum GPA: 3.0 on the 4.0 scale required
Maximum number of annual awards: will vary

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