The cost of attending dental school is rising each year. The average in-state tuition cost per year in the United States is $42,000 while the average cost of attending a private dental school can be as high as $76,000 per year. The costs of attending dental school should not be a barrier for any student seeking a dental education.
The Contributing to Smiles Scholarship was started in memory of a dedicated dentist who ran his own business for 30 years. This scholarship was created to financially support dental students who are passionate about helping their communities through dentistry.
This scholarship is meant for an undergraduate or graduate student who is planning to attend, or is already enrolled, in dental school.
Any undergraduate student who is majoring in dentistry, or any graduate student who is pursuing a dental degree, may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us why you want to go into the field of dentistry and how you will use your career to give back to your community.
Why do you want to go into the field of dentistry, and how will you use your career to give back to your community?
The application deadline is Apr 2, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 1, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 1, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.