Financial Aid for Dentistry

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2761 ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

Attn: AlaskAdvantage Programs
3030 Vintage Boulevard
Juneau, AK 99801-7109
Tel: (907)465-6779; (866)427-5683
Fax: (907)465-5316
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://alaskaadvantage.state.ak.us/page/181

To provide educational loans to Alaska residents who attend out-of-state professional schools in specified fields through the Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).

Title of Award: Alaska Professional Student Exchange Loan Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dentistry; Medical assisting; Occupational therapy; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Physical therapy; Podiatry Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Loans up to the annual support fee are available, to a maximum of $17,200. No origination fee is charged. The interest rate is 6%. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Alaska who are attending a professional school in another state as part of the PSEP of WICHE. The fields of study currently available are dentistry, occupational therapy, optometry, physician assistant, podiatry, pharmacy, and physical therapy. In most cases, PSEP students pay resident tuition (or reduced tuition at private institutions) and their home state pays an additional support fee to the institution. Alaska requires PSEP students to pay the tuition and support fee, and provides these loans to enable them to do so.

2762 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF NURSING

One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)463-6930
Fax: (202)785-8320
Web Site: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/SecretarysAward

To recognize and reward undergraduate and graduate students who submit outstanding papers describing projects for health promotion or disease prevention.

Title of Award: Secretary's Award for Innovations in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Area, Field, or Subject: Dentistry; Health care services; Medicine; Medicine, Chiropractic; Medicine, Osteopathic; Nursing; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Podiatry; Public health; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Four Year College Number Awarded: 6 each year. Funds Available: Single discipline awards are $3,500 for first place, $2,500 for second place, and $1,500 for third place. Interprofessional awards are $7,500 for first place, $5,000 for second place, and $3,000 for third place. Duration: This competition is held annually.

Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to students enrolled full or part time in a baccalaureate or higher degree health professions education program in a school that is affiliated, through a participating professional association, with the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions (FASHP). Applicants must submit a proposal, up to 2,500 words, for 1) an innovative health promotion project focusing on a special population group, or 2) a disease prevention project for a targeted community. They must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States and attending a U.S. college or university. Papers may be entered in the single discipline category (for 1 or more authors in the same discipline) or the interprofessional category (for students from 2 or more different health profession disciplines collaborating on a single project). Proposals for new projects, as well as completed or currently implemented projects, are acceptable. They may have been developed to meet course requirements or as part of service learning or other academic experiences. Basic or clinical research proposals are not eligible. Students first submit their papers to a faculty sponsor or representative at their school; each school, college, or program selects 1 single discipline paper and 1 interprofessional paper and submits those to the appropriate professional association. Each association then selects up to 10 of its best papers to be forwarded to the program administrator, and a selection committee chooses 10 top entries for the single discipline category and 10 top entries for the interprofessional category. Selection is based on 1) clarity of problem statement, objectives, implementation plan, project significance, soundness of evaluation plan, and reasonableness of budget; 2) innovation in approach to health promotion or disease prevention; 3) feasibility of approach in regard to implementation of the project; and 4) potential impact on a community or target population. Final selection of winners is then made by senior staff of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Deadline for Receipt: Students must submit entries to their school by mid-February of each year; schools must forward winners to the respective professional associations by mid-March; associations forward their top entries to the program administrator in early April; semifinalist entries must be received by DHHS by the end of April. Additional Information: DHHS established this competition in 1982; since 1998, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing has administered the program on behalf of the FASHP. Other professional associations that constitute the FASHP are the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine, the American Dental Education Association, the Association of Academic Health Centers, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, the Association of Schools of Public Health, the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, and the National League for Nursing.

2763 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN DENTISTS

330 South Wells Street, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: (312)913-9327
Free: 800-920-AAWD
Fax: (312)461-0238
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aawd.org

To provide low-interest loans to promising women dental students.

Title of Award: Gillette Hayden Memorial Foundation Loan Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dentistry Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: Varies, depending upon available funds; generally ranges from 2 to 6 each year. Funds Available: Loans are made up to $2,000. Interest at 5% begins 1 month after graduation. The note is due and payable 13 months after graduation.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply are women dental students exhibiting financial need who are juniors, seniors, or graduate students. Selection is based on scholarship, need for assistance, and reasons for and amount of indebtedness already accumulated. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year.

2764 AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

Attn: ADA Foundation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-2547
Fax: (312)440-3526
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ada.org/ada/prod/adaf/prog_scholarship_prog.asp

To provide financial assistance to dental assisting students.

Title of Award: ADA Dental Assisting Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 10 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range up to $1,000 per year. Funds are to be used to cover school expenses (tuition, fees, books, supplies, living expenses) and are paid in 2 equal installments to the recipient's school. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and entering students accepted by a dental assisting program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be able to demonstrate financial need of at least $1,000. Selection is based on academic achievement, a written summary of personal and professional goals, letters of reference, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: September of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1991.

2765 AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

Attn: ADA Foundation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-2547
Fax: (312)440-3526
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ada.org/ada/prod/adaf/prog_scholarship_prog.asp

To provide financial assistance to dental hygiene students.

Title of Award: ADA Dental Hygiene Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 15 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range up to $1,000 per year. Funds are to be used to cover school expenses (tuition, fees, books, supplies, living expenses) and are paid in 2 equal installments to the recipient's school. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and entering their final year of study at a dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be able to demonstrate financial need of at least $1,000. Selection is based on academic achievement, a written summary of personal and professional goals, letters of reference, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: August of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1991.

2766 AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

Attn: ADA Foundation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-2547
Fax: (312)440-3526
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ada.org/ada/prod/adaf/prog_scholarship_prog.asp

To provide financial assistance to dental laboratory technology students.

Title of Award: ADA Dental Laboratory Technology Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 5 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range up to $1,000 per year. Funds are to be used to cover school expenses (tuition, fees, books, supplies, living expenses) and are paid in 2 equal installments to the recipient's school. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and entering their final year of study at a dental laboratory technology program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be able to demonstrate financial need of at least $1,000. Selection is based on academic achievement, a written summary of personal and professional goals, letters of reference, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: August of each year. Additional Information: This program, established in 1991, is sponsored by Handler Manufacturing, Inc.

2767 AMERICAN DENTAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

Attn: Awards Selection Committee
1400 K Street, N.W., Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202)289-7201
Fax: (202)289-7204
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adea.org

To provide financial assistance to dental hygiene students who are interested in an academic career.

Title of Award: Oral-B Scholarships for Dental Hygiene Students Pursuing Academic Careers Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. Funds are applied to tuition and fees. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who have graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program with an associate degree or certificate to practice dental hygiene and are currently enrolled in a degree completion program for a bachelor's or graduate degree at an institution that is a member of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). Applicants must show a commitment to pursuing an academic degree in dental hygiene and be individual ADEA members. Along with their application, they must submit a personal statement that details their experiences, influences, and decision-making that demonstrate a firm commitment to become an allied dental faculty member. Priority is given to qualified candidates enrolled in bachelor's degree completion programs. Deadline for Receipt: December of each year. Additional Information: Funding for this program is provided by Oral-B Laboratories.

2768 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-735-4916
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to needy undergraduate students preparing for careers in dental hygiene.

Title of Award: ADHA Institute General Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 20 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time undergraduate students who are active members of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) or the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be able to document financial need of at least $1,500, and have completed at least 1 year in an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States. Along with their application, they must submit a statement that covers their long-term career goals, their intended contribution to the dental hygiene profession, their professional interests, and the manner in which their degree will enhance their professional capacity. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2769 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-735-4916
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to exceptional undergraduate students preparing for careers in dental hygiene.

Title of Award: ADHA Institute Merit Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; the ADHA awards 10% of all general scholarship funds on the basis of academic merit. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time undergraduate students who are active members of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) or the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be able to demonstrate exceptional academic merit, and have completed at least 1 year in an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2770 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-735-4916
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to students enrolled part time in doctoral, master's, baccalaureate, or certificate/associate programs in dental hygiene.

Title of Award: ADHA Institute Part-Time Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to part-time undergraduate and graduate students who are active members of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) or the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be able to document financial need of at least $1,500, and have completed at least 1 year in an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States. Along with their application, they must submit a statement that covers their long-term career goals, their intended contribution to the dental hygiene profession, their professional interests, and the manner in which their degree will enhance their professional capacity. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2771 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-243-2342, ext. 244
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Grants/Research/rgdescription.htm

To provide funding to dental hygienists and dental hygiene students who are interested in conducting research.

Title of Award: ADHA Institute Research Grant Competition Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1or more each year. Funds Available: Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000 for licensed hygienists or from $1,000 to $5,000 for dental hygiene students. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to licensed dental hygienists and to dental hygiene students, undergraduate or graduate, full-time or part-time. Applicants must be proposing to conduct research related to dental hygiene. They must be active members of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) or the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). Priority is given to proposals addressing these topics: access to care/underserved populations, health promotion and disease prevention, alternative practice settings, and oral health public policy. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

2772 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-735-4916
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to minority students and males of any race enrolled in undergraduate programs in dental hygiene.

Title of Award: American Dental Hygienists' Association Institute Minority Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of groups currently underrepresented in the dental hygiene profession (Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and males) who are active members of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) or the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be able to document financial need of at least $1,500, and have completed at least 1 year of full-time enrollment in an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States. Along with their application, they must submit a statement that covers their long-term career goals, their intended contribution to the dental hygiene profession, their professional interests, and the manner in which their degree will enhance their professional capacity. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2773 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-735-4916
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students in selected states who are preparing for careers in dental hygiene.

Title of Award: Carol Bauhs Benson Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time undergraduate students who are active members of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) or the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be able to document financial need of at least $1,500, and have completed at least 1 year in an accredited dental hygiene program in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. Along with their application, they must submit a statement that covers their long-term career goals, their intended contribution to the dental hygiene profession, their professional interests, and the manner in which their degree will enhance their professional capacity. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2774 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-735-4916
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students who are preparing for careers in dental hygiene and have been active in community service activities.

Title of Award: Cadbury Adams Community Outreach Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 10 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time undergraduate students who are active members of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) or the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be able to document financial need of at least $1,500, and have completed at least 1 year in an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States. Along with their application, they must submit 2 essays: 1) a statement that covers their long-term career goals, their intended contribution to the dental hygiene profession, their professional interests, and the manner in which their degree will enhance their professional capacity; and 2) an essay on their commitment to improving oral health through community service and specific examples of community service projects in which they have participated. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program, established in 2004, is sponsored by Cadbury Adams, maker of Trident Sugarfree Chewing Gum.

2775 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-735-4916
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to minority students and males of any race enrolled in undergraduate programs in dental hygiene.

Title of Award: Colgate "Bright Smiles, Bright Futures" Minority Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of groups currently underrepresented in the dental hygiene profession (Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and males) who are active members of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) or the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be able to document financial need of at least $1,500, and have completed at least 1 year of full-time enrollment in an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States. Along with their application, they must submit a statement that covers their long-term career goals, their intended contribution to the dental hygiene profession, their professional interests, and the manner in which their degree will enhance their professional capacity. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: These scholarships are sponsored by the Colgate-Palmolive Company.

2776 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-735-4916
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students preparing for careers in dental hygiene.

Title of Award: Rebecca Fisk Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time undergraduate students who are active members of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) or the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be able to document financial need of at least $1,500, and have completed at least 1 year in an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States. Along with their application, they must submit a statement that covers their long-term career goals, their intended contribution to the dental hygiene profession, their professional interests, and the manner in which their degree will enhance their professional capacity. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2777 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-735-4916
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to dental hygiene students who are in a bachelor's or graduate degree program and intend to become teachers or educators.

Title of Award: Dr. Alfred C. Fones Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to dental hygiene students at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral level who have completed at least 1 year of study with a GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants must intend to prepare for a career as a dental hygiene teacher or educator. They must be active members of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) or the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) and be able to document financial need of at least $1,500. Along with their application, they must submit a statement that covers their long-term career goals, their intended contribution to the dental hygiene profession, their professional interests, and the manner in which their degree will enhance their professional capacity. Graduate applicants must also include a description of the research in which they are involved or would like to become involved and a list of past and/or present involvement in professional and/or community activities. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2778 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-735-4916
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to students enrolled in a baccalaureate dental hygiene program who can demonstrate exceptional academic and clinical performance.

Title of Award: Dr. Harold Hillenbrand Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time undergraduate students who are active members of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) or the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, be able to document financial need of at least $1,500, be able to demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding clinical performance, and have completed at least 1 year in an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States. Along with their application, they must submit a statement that covers their long-term career goals, their intended contribution to the dental hygiene profession, their professional interests, and the manner in which their degree will enhance their professional capacity. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2779 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-735-4916
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students preparing for careers in dental hygiene.

Title of Award: Marsh Affinity Group Services Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time undergraduate students who are active members of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) or the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). Applicants must have a GPA between 3.0 and 3.5, be able to document financial need of at least $1,500, and have completed at least 1 year in an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States. Along with their application, they must submit a statement that covers their long-term career goals, their intended contribution to the dental hygiene profession, their professional interests, and the manner in which their degree will enhance their professional capacity. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Marsh Affinity Group Services, a service of Seabury and Smith, Inc.

2780 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-735-4916
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students in California preparing for careers in dental hygiene.

Title of Award: Wilma Motley California Merit Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time undergraduate students who are active members of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) or the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, be able to demonstrate exceptional academic merit, and have completed at least 1 year in an accredited dental hygiene program in California. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2781 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-735-4916
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students who are preparing for careers in dental hygiene and have a 4.0 GPA.

Title of Award: Wilma E. Motley Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time undergraduate students who are active members of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) or the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). Applicants must have a GPA of 4.0, be able to document financial need of at least $1,500, and have completed at least 1 year in an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States. Along with their application, they must submit a statement that covers their long-term career goals, their intended contribution to the dental hygiene profession, their professional interests, and the manner in which their degree will enhance their professional capacity. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2782 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-735-4916
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to students in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program in dental hygiene who demonstrate strong potential in public health or community dental health.

Title of Award: Irene E. Newman Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene; Public health Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who have completed at least 1 year in a dental hygiene program at the baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral level with a GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants must demonstrate strong potential in public health or community dental health. They must be active members of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) or the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) and be able to document financial need of at least $1,500. Along with their application, they must submit a statement that covers their long-term career goals, their intended contribution to the dental hygiene profession, their professional interests, and the manner in which their degree will enhance their professional capacity. Graduate applicants must also include a description of the research in which they are involved or would like to become involved and a list of past and/or present involvement in professional and/or community activities. and full-time enrollment. Selection is based on their potential in public health or community dental health. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2783 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-735-4916
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to baccalaureate students in dental hygiene.

Title of Award: Oral-B Laboratories Dental Hygiene Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time undergraduate students who are active members of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) or the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, be able to document financial need of at least $1,500, be able to demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding clinical performance, and have completed at least 1 year in an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States. They must be able to demonstrate an intent to encourage professional excellence and scholarship, quality research, and dental hygiene through public and private education. Along with their application, they must submit a statement that covers their long-term career goals, their intended contribution to the dental hygiene profession, their professional interests, and the manner in which their degree will enhance their professional capacity. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Funds for these scholarships are provided by Oral-B Laboratories.

2784 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-735-4916
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students preparing for careers in dental hygiene.

Title of Award: Pfizer Inc. Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 5 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time undergraduate students who are active members of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) or the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, be able to document financial need of at least $1,500, and have completed at least 1 year in an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States. Along with their application, they must submit a statement that covers their long-term career goals, their intended contribution to the dental hygiene profession, their professional interests, and the manner in which their degree will enhance their professional capacity. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Pfizer Inc.

2785 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-735-4916
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to full-time students enrolled in undergraduate programs in dental hygiene who are members of Sigma Phi Alpha.

Title of Award: Sigma Phi Alpha Undergraduate Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time undergraduate students who are active members of Sigma Phi Alpha. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, be able to document financial need of at least $1,500, and have completed at least 1 year in an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States. Along with their application, they must submit a statement that covers their long-term career goals, their intended contribution to the dental hygiene profession, their professional interests, and the manner in which their degree will enhance their professional capacity. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2786 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-735-4916
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to students enrolled in a dental hygiene program who demonstrate exceptional organizational leadership potential.

Title of Award: Margaret E. Swanson Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who have completed at least 1 year in a certificate/associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral program in dental hygiene with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be able to demonstrate exceptional organizational leadership potential. They must be active members of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) or the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) and be able to document financial need of at least $1,500. Along with their application, they must submit a statement that covers their long-term career goals, their intended contribution to the dental hygiene profession, their professional interests, and the manner in which their degree will enhance their professional capacity. Graduate applicants must also include a description of the research in which they are involved or would like to become involved and a list of past and/or present involvement in professional and/or community activities. and full-time enrollment. Selection is based on their potential in public health or community dental health. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2787 AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Institute for Oral Health
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312)440-8918
Free: 800-735-4916
Fax: (312)440-8929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students preparing for careers in dental hygiene.

Title of Award: Esther Wilkins/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time undergraduate students who are active members of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) or the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, be able to document financial need of at least $1,500, and have completed at least 1 year in an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States. Along with their application, they must submit a statement that covers their long-term career goals, their intended contribution to the dental hygiene profession, their professional interests, and the manner in which their degree will enhance their professional capacity. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

2788 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN OF VIRGINIA

Attn: Virginia BPW Foundation
P.O. Box 4842
McLean, VA 22103-4842
Web Site: http://www.bpwva.org/Foundation.shtml

To provide financial assistance to women in Virginia who are interested in working on a bachelor's or advanced degree in science or technology.

Title of Award: Women in Science and Technology Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Actuarial science; Biological and clinical sciences; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Dentistry; Engineering; Engineering, Biomedical; Insurance and insurance-related fields; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Medicine; Physics; Science; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: At least 1 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $1,000 per year, depending on the need of the recipient; funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, transportation, living expenses, and dependent care. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply (but prior recipients are not given priority).

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who are at least 18 years of age, U.S. citizens, Virginia residents, accepted at or currently studying at a Virginia college or university, and working on a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in 1 of the following fields: actuarial science, biology, bioengineering, chemistry, computer science, dentistry, engineering, mathematics, medicine, physics, or a similar scientific or technical field. Applicants must have a definite plan to use their education in a scientific or technical profession. They must be able to demonstrate financial need. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Recipients must complete their studies within 2 years.

2789 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarships
1900 M Street, N.W., Suite 310
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)293-1100, ext. 173
Fax: (202)861-0298
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bpwusa.org

To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to mature women who are employed or seeking employment in selected fields.

Title of Award: Career Advancement Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Biological and clinical sciences; Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Dentistry; Education; Engineering; Humanities; Law; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Medicine; Paralegal studies; Physical sciences; Social sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Master's Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 120 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be women who are at least 25 years of age, citizens of the United States, within 2 years of completing their course of study, officially accepted into an accredited program or course of study at an American institution (including those in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands), in financial need, and planning to use the desired training to improve their chances for advancement, train for a new career field, or enter/reenter the job market. They must be in a transitional period in their lives and be interested in studying 1 of the following fields: biological sciences, business studies, computer science, engineering, humanities, mathematics, paralegal studies, physical sciences, social science, teacher education certification, or for a professional degree (J.D., D.D.S., M.D.). Study at the Ph.D. level and for non-degree programs is not covered. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: The scholarship may be used to support part-time study as well as academic or vocational/paraprofessional/office skills training. The program was established in 1969. Scholarships cannot be used to pay for classes already in progress. The program does not cover study at the doctoral level, correspondence courses, postdoctoral studies, or studies in foreign countries. Training must be completed within 24 months.

2790 CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH

Attn: Programs Branch
410 Laurier Avenue West, Ninth Floor
Address Locator 4209A
Ottawa, ON, Canada K1A 0W9
Tel: (613)957-8671
Fax: (613)954-1800
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cihr.ca

To provide research funding to undergraduate and graduate students interested in preparing for a career in health-related fields in Canada.

Title of Award: Health Professional Students Research Awards of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Area, Field, or Subject: Dentistry; Medicine; Nursing; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend for students registered in a health professional school is $C1,417 per month. The stipend for students enrolled in a combined degree program is $C1,987 per month. Duration: Up to 3 months.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to 1) undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Canadian schools offered programs leading to licensure in medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, or related fields; and 2) medical students working on a combined degree (e.g., M.D./M.Sc., M.D./Ph.D.). Applicants must have completed their first year of study and be interested in participating in a health research project. They must be citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Deadline for Receipt: February Additional Information: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) was formerly the Medical Research Council (MRC) of Canada. This program was formerly designated the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Student Research Awards.

2791 DEMOLAY INTERNATIONAL

Attn: DeMolay Foundation, Inc.
10200 N.W. Ambassador Drive
Kansas City, MO 64153
Tel: (816)891-8333
Free: 800-DEM-OLAY
Fax: (816)891-9062
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.demolay.org/resources/scholarships/index.shtm

To provide financial assistance to members of the Order of DeMolay who are preparing for a career in dentistry or medicine.

Title of Award: Grotto of North America Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dentistry; Medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 4 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Duration: Awards are normally made for 1 year only.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to active and senior DeMolays who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program to prepare for a career in dentistry or medicine. Selection is based on financial need, scholastic ability, and personal qualifications. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by the Grotto Humanitarian Foundation.

2792 THE EDUCATION RESOURCES INSTITUTE (TERI)

Attn: Manager, Marketing Services
31 St. James Avenue, Sixth Floor
P.O. Box 312
Boston, MA 02117-0312
Tel: (617)426-0681
Free: 800-255-TERI
Fax: 888-FAX-TERI
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.teri.org

To provide loans to help undergraduate and graduate students in specified health-related fields finance their college education.

Title of Award: Health Professional Loans (HPL) Area, Field, or Subject: Biological and clinical sciences; Dentistry; Health care services; Medicine; Medicine, Holistic/alternative; Medicine, Osteopathic; Midwifery; Neuroscience; Nursing; Nutrition; Occupational therapy; Oncology; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Physical therapy; Podiatry; Psychology; Public health; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Funds Available: Individuals may borrow annually up to $25,000 as credit-ready in their own name. Students applying as creditworthy or with a creditworthy coborrower may borrow up to the cost of education with an annual cap of $45,000. The cumulative debt maximum for graduate students, including all undergraduate and graduate loans, is $195,000 for allopathy, medical, osteopathy, and dental students, or $142,500 for all other graduate or professional students. The maximum residency loan is $12,500. Repayment begins 9 months after graduation. For borrowers who have paid a guarantee fee, the interest rate is 0.25% below the prime rate as published in the Wall Street Journal. For creditworthy students who pay no guarantee fee, interest is the prime rate plus 0.25%. For creditready students who pay no guarantee fee, interest is the prime rate plus 0.5% Duration: Loan recipients have up to 25 years to repay, depending on the total amount borrowed.

Eligibility Requirements: This is a credit-based loan and is not based on financial need. Applicants must be 1) undergraduates studying acupuncture, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, or physician's assistant; or 2) graduate students working on a degree in allopathic medicine, cell and molecular biology, cell and molecular pathogenesis and cancer, clinical psychology, dentistry, neurobiology, neuropharmacology, nurse anesthesia, nurse midwifery, nurse practitioner, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician's assistant, podiatry, public health, vascular biology, or veterinary medicine. All students in approved health disciplines can apply if they are enrolled on at least a half-time basis and may borrow in their own name as credit-ready if they have good or no credit history and are U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens. Graduate students may apply as creditworthy or with a creditworthy coborrower if they have an established 2-year satisfactory credit history; have a stable residence and employment history; have sufficient current income to meet criteria; if self-employed, have been in business for at least 2 years; and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have lived in the United States for the previous 2 years. Residency loans are also available to fourth-year graduate students who need funds to cover the expenses of interviewing and relocating for internships and residencies. Deadline for Receipt: Applications may be submitted at any time. Additional Information: There are no application fees. However, a guarantee fee of 6% of the total loan amount may be deducted from the loan check when the loan is disbursed for students applying as creditworthy or with a creditworthy coborrower. For students applying in their own name as credit-ready, the fee is 6% when the loan is disbursed and 3% at repayment.

2793 HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Attn: Program Administrator
818 K Street, Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916)324-6500
Free: 800-773-1669
Fax: (916)324-6585
Web Site: http://www.healthprofessions.ca.gov

To provide loans-for-service to students in designated health professional fields in California who are willing to practice in a medically underserved area of the state.

Title of Award: Health Professions Education Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene; Dentistry; Medical assisting; Midwifery; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Doctorate Number Awarded: Varies each year. As of a recent date, 37 awards had been made, including 4 to African Americans, 4 to Asian Americans, 11 to Caucasians, 17 to Hispanic Americans, and 1 to other ethnicities. Funds Available: Stipends up to $10,000 per year are available. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed until completion of the program.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students accepted or enrolled in a dental, dental hygienist, nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwifery, or physician assistant program in California. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, be California residents, and agree to practice their specialty in patient care in a medically underserved area in California. Priority is given to applicants whose community background and commitment indicates the likelihood of long-term employment in a medically underserved area even after the service obligation has ended. Selection is based on community background, including family structure and area where the applicant grew up; work experience especially in medically underserved areas; community service, including volunteer service and activities in medically underserved areas; career goals; academic performance; and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Recipients of these scholarships must enter into a contract with the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to provide direct patient care in their specialty at a medically underserved area or facility for at least 2 years. Recipients are required to repay all scholarship funds, plus interest if the contract terms are not fulfilled.

2794 HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Attn: Program Administrator
818 K Street, Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916)324-6500
Free: 800-773-1669
Fax: (916)324-6585
Web Site: http://www.healthprofessions.ca.gov

To provide scholarship/loans to residents of California who have been active in teen prevention programs and plan to prepare for a health professional career working in a medically underserved area in the state.

Title of Award: Youth for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention/Leadership Recognition Program Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dentistry; Health care services; Medicine; Mental health; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 10 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000 per year. Duration: Up to 5 years, provided the recipient maintains at least half-time enrollment and a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to California residents who are either 1) at least 16 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent (e.g., a GED), or 2) between 18 and 24 years of age. Applicants must attend an accredited California vocational school, college, or university to prepare for a career as a health professional (e.g., medicine, ancillary services, dentistry, nursing, mental health). They must be willing to practice direct patient care in a designated medically underserved area of California for at least 2 years and 6 months following graduation from a health professional program. Along with their application, they must submit a letter of nomination from a teacher of individual representing an organization for which they have performed paid, volunteer, or community service promoting healthy adolescent sexuality and/or teen pregnancy prevention; the letter must describe the applicant's specific achievements, accomplishments, and/or contributions in areas promoting healthy adolescent sexuality and/or teen pregnancy prevention and any significant impact or outcomes. Selection is based on experiences described in the letter; family and community background, including family structure, area where the applicant grew up, socioeconomic status of the family, and personal challenges and barriers faced; career goals; academic performance; and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year. Additional Information: This program, established in 2001, is funded by a grant from the California Wellness Foundation.

2795 HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Bureau of Health Professions
Attn: Division of National Health Service Corps
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 8A-55
Rockville, MD 20857
Tel: (301)594-4400
Free: 800-221-9393
Fax: (301)594-4981
Web Site: http://nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov/join_us/scholarships.cfm

To provide scholarship/loans to primary health care students willing to serve in a federally-designated health professional shortage area on completion of training.

Title of Award: National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dentistry; Medical assisting; Medicine; Medicine, Gynecological and obstetrical; Medicine, Osteopathic; Medicine, Pediatric; Midwifery; Nursing; Obstetrics; Psychiatry Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year, depending upon the funding available. Recently, 284 new scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: This program provides a monthly stipend (currently, $1,065) and payment of tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment. This is a scholarship/loan program. Participants owe 1 year of obligated service in the National Health Service Corps for each full or partial year of support provided under this program. The minimum service obligation is 2 years. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens and nationals who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time students at an accredited U.S. allopathic or osteopathic medical school (with a specialty in family medicine, general pediatrics, general internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, or psychiatry), family nurse practitioner program (master's degree in nursing, or post-master's or post-baccalaureate certificate), nurse-midwifery program (master's degree in nursing or postmaster's or post-baccalaureate certificate), physician assistant program (certificate, associate, baccalaureate, or master's program), or dental school (with a residency in general practice or pediatric dentistry). Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate geographic flexibility and a strong interest in providing primary health care to underserved populations nationally. First priority is given to former recipients of these scholarships who are seeking renewal and medical students who have received a Scholarship for Students of Exceptional Financial Need. Second priority is given to applicants who demonstrate the highest probability that they will continue to practice in health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) after they have completed their service commitments; those characteristics include strong primary care post-service career goals in HPSAs, experience within indigent or underserved communities, understanding and acceptance of this program, and intent to participate in preprofessional clinical experiences in rural or urban community-based health care facilities serving HPSAs. Third priority is given to applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This funding was first offered in 1978-79. It is the successor to the Public Health and National Health Service Corps Scholarship Training Program, which was in effect from 1973-74 to 1977-78. Participants are obligated to provide full-time clinical primary health care services to populations in federally-designated, high-priority HPSAs (these include the Indian Health Service and medical facilities of the Federal Bureau of Prisons).

2796 HISPANIC DENTAL ASSOCIATION

Attn: HDA Foundation
188 West Randolph Street, Suite 415
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: (312)577-4013
Free: 800-852-7921
Fax: (312)577-0052
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hdassoc.org

To provide financial assistance to Hispanic students interested in preparing for a career in a dental profession.

Title of Award: Procter & Gamble Oral Care-HDA Foundation Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene; Dental laboratory technology; Dentistry Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Doctorate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Numerous scholarships are awarded each year. Funds Available: Stipends are $1,000 or $500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Hispanics who are entering as first-year students into an accredited dental, dental hygiene, dental assisting, or dental technician program. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit an essay on their career goals. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, community service, leadership skill, and commitment to improving health in the Hispanic community. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year for dental students; July of each year for hygiene, assisting, and laboratory technician students. Additional Information: This program, which began in 1994, is sponsored by Procter & Gamble Company.

2797 HISPANIC DENTAL ASSOCIATION

Attn: HDA Foundation
188 West Randolph Street, Suite 415
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: (312)577-4013
Free: 800-852-7921
Fax: (312)577-0052
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hdassoc.org

To provide financial assistance to Hispanic students interested in preparing for a career in a dental profession.

Title of Award: Trident-HDA Foundation Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene; Dentistry Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Doctorate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Hispanics who are entering or enrolled in an accredited dental or dental hygiene program. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit an essay on their career goals. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, community service, leadership skill, and commitment to improving health in the Hispanic community. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year for dental students; July of each year for dental hygiene students. Additional Information: This program, which began in 2004, is sponsored by Cadbury Adams, maker of Trident Sugarfree Chewing Gum.

2798 HISPANIC DENTAL ASSOCIATION

Attn: HDA Foundation
188 West Randolph Street, Suite 415
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: (312)577-4013
Free: 800-852-7921
Fax: (312)577-0052
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hdassoc.org

To provide financial assistance to Hispanic dental hygiene and dental students at institutions in Texas.

Title of Award: Dr. Juan D. Villarreal-HDA Foundation Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene; Dentistry Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Doctorate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: Stipends are $1,000 or $500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Hispanic dental hygiene and dental students. Applicants must have been accepted or be currently enrolled at an accredited dental school in Texas as a full-time student. Along with their application, they must submit an essay on their career goals, especially their contribution to the Hispanic community. Selection is based on commitment and dedication to improving health in the Hispanic community, leadership skills, scholastic achievement, and community service. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year for dental students; July of each year for dental hygiene students. Additional Information: This program began in 1995.

2799 INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE

Attn: Scholarship Program
801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 120
Rockville, MD 20852
Tel: (301)443-6197
Fax: (301)443-6048
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ihs.gov

To provide financial support to American Indian students interested in majoring in pre-medicine or pre-dentistry in college.

Title of Award: Health Professions Pregraduate Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dentistry; Medicine; Medicine, Osteopathic Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Awards provide a payment directly to the school for tuition and required fees; a stipend for living expenses of approximately $1,160 per month for 10 months; a lump sum to cover the costs of books, travel, and other necessary educational expenses; and up to $400 for approved tutorial costs. Duration: Up to 4 years of full-time study or up to 8 years of part-time study.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be American Indians or Alaska Natives; be high school graduates or the equivalent; have the capacity to complete a health professions course of study; and be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a baccalaureate degree program to prepare for entry into a school of medicine, osteopathy, or dentistry. Priority is given to students entering their junior or senior year; support is provided to freshmen and sophomores only if remaining funds are available. Selection is based on academic performance, work experience and community background, faculty/employer recommendations, and applicant's reasons for seeking the scholarship. Recipients must intend to serve Indian people upon completion of their professional health care education. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2800 INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE

Attn: Scholarship Program
801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 120
Rockville, MD 20852
Tel: (301)443-6197
Fax: (301)443-6048
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ihs.gov

To provide loans-for-service to American Indian and Alaska Native students enrolled in health professions and allied health professions programs.

Title of Award: Health Professions Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Counseling/Guidance; Dental hygiene; Dentistry; Engineering; Engineering, Civil; Environmental science; Health care services; Medical assisting; Medical technology; Medicine; Medicine, Osteopathic; Nursing; Nutrition; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Physical therapy; Podiatry; Psychology; Public health; Radiology; Respiratory therapy; Social work; Substance abuse Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Awards provide funds directly to the school for tuition and required fees; a stipend for living expenses of $1,160 per month for 12 months; a lump sum to cover the costs of books, travel, and other necessary educational expenses; and up to $400 for approved tutorial costs. Upon completion of their program of study, recipients are required to provide payback service of 1 year for each year of scholarship support at the Indian Health Service, a tribal health programs, an urban Indian health program, or in private practice in a designated health professional shortage area serving a substantial number of Indians. Recipients who fail to complete their service obligation must repay all funds received (although no interest is charged). Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to American Indians and Alaska Natives who are at least high school graduates and enrolled in a full-time study program leading to a degree in a health-related professions school within the United States. Priority is given to upper-division and graduate students. Qualifying fields of study include chemical dependency counseling (bachelor's or master's degree), clinical psychology (Ph.D. only), coding specialist (certificate), counseling psychology (Ph.D. only), dental hygiene (B.S.), dentistry (D.D.S.), diagnostic radiology technology (certificate, associate, or B.S.), dietitian (B.S.), civil or environmental engineering (B.S.), environmental health (B.S.), health care administration (B.S. or M.S.), health education (B.S. or M.S.), health records (R.H.I.T. or R.H.I.A.), injury prevention specialist (certificate), medical technology (B. S.), allopathic and osteopathic medicine, nursing (A.D.N., B.S.N., or C.R. N.A), optometry, pharmacy (B.S. or Pharm.D.), physician assistant (B.S.), physical therapy (M.S. or D.P.T.), podiatry (D.P.M.), public health (M.P.H. only), public health nutrition (master's only), social work (master's only), respiratory therapy (associate), and ultrasonography. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2801 INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF JOB'S DAUGHTERS

Supreme Guardian Council Headquarters
Attn: Executive Manager
233 West Sixth Street
Papillion, NE 68046-2177
Tel: (402)592-7987
Fax: (402)592-2177
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iojd.org

To provide financial assistance to members of Job's Daughters who are working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in a dental field.

Title of Award: Grotto/Job's Daughters Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene; Dentistry; Disabilities Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors and graduates; junior college, technical, and vocational students; college and university students; and graduate students. Applicants must be Job's Daughters in good standing in their Bethels; unmarried majority members under 30 years of age are also eligible. They must be working on a degree in a dental field, preferably with some training in the field of disabilities. Selection is based on scholastic standing, Job's Daughters activities, the applicant's self-help plan, recommendation by the Executive Bethel Guardian Council, faculty recommendations, achievements outside Job's Daughters, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Karen Jordan, Education Scholarships Committee Chair, 4844 Marchwood Drive, St. Louis, MO 63128, (314) 843-3369, E-mail: [email protected]

2802 IOWA STUDENT LOAN LIQUIDITY CORPORATION

6805 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266-9307
Tel: (515)243-5626
Free: 800-243-7552
Fax: (515)243-5472
Web Site: http://www.studentloan.org

To provide educational loans to students in any state working on a degree in selected health-related fields.

Title of Award: Iowa Health Degree Loan Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dentistry; Health care services; Medical assisting; Medical technology; Medicine; Medicine, Chiropractic; Medicine, Orthopedic; Medicine, Osteopathic; Nursing; Occupational therapy; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Physical therapy; Podiatry; Psychology; Public health; Radiology; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Loans range up to $30,000 per year, with a cumulative maximum of $120,000 per student. Interest rates are variable, currently 3.76% before repayment begins and 4.11% in repayment. The origination fee is 5% for students who qualify; otherwise, it is 7% for allopathy, optometry, and osteopathy students or 9% for all other health field students. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who are enrolled at least half time in 1 of the following programs: allopathy, chiropractic, clinical psychology, dentistry, health administration, nuclear medical technology, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, orthopedics, osteopathy, perfusion technology, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, podiatry, public health, radiation therapy, ultrasonography, veterinary medicine, or other medical-related discipline. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age (or an emancipated minor, or a minor with an eligible co-signer). To qualify for the lowest origination fee, they must meet approved credit standards, have been employed continuously over the last 2 years, and have an annual income of at least $15,000. Additional Information: These loans are funded by Principal Bank and serviced by Iowa Student Loan.

2803 PAPA OLA LOKAHI, INC.

Attn: Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program
345 Queen Street, Suite 706
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: (808)585-8944
Fax: (808)585-8081
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nhhsp.org

To provide scholarship/loans to Native Hawaiians for training in the health professions in exchange for service in a federally-designated health professional shortage area (HPSA) or other facility for Native Hawaiians.

Title of Award: Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene; Dentistry; Family/Marital therapy; Health care services; Medical assisting; Medicine; Medicine, Osteopathic; Midwifery; Nursing; Nursing, Psychiatric; Psychiatry; Psychology; Public health Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year, depending upon the funding available. Since the program began, 151 scholars have received support. Funds Available: Full coverage of tuition and fees is paid directly to the health professional school. A stipend, current set at $1,157 per month, is paid directly to the scholar. This is a scholarship/loan program. Participants are obligated to provide full-time clinical primary health care services to populations in 1) a Native Hawaiian Health Care System, or 2) an HPSA in Hawaii, medically underserved area (MUA), or another area or facility in Hawaii designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Participants owe 1 year of service in the National Health Service Corps for each full or partial year of support received under this program. The minimum service obligation is 2 years. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be Native Hawaiians training in allopathic or osteopathic medicine, dentistry, clinical psychology, registered nursing, nurse midwifery, psychiatric nursing, public health/community nursing, social work, dental hygiene, physician assistant, public health, marriage and family therapy, or primary care nurse practitioner. They may be studying in any state. Recipients must agree to serve in a designated health-care facility in Hawaii upon completion of training. First priority is given to former scholars who have completed their previous service obligation and are seeking another year of support. Second priority is given to applicants who appear to have characteristics that increase the probability they will continue to serve underserved Native Hawaiians after the completion of their service obligations. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program, which began in 1991, is administered by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, through a contract with Papa Ola Lokahi, Inc.

2804 MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES

Attn: Primary Care and Rural Health
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Tel: (573)751-6400
Free: 800-891-7415
Fax: (573)751-6041
Web Site: http://www.dhss.state.mo.us

To provide scholarship/loans to residents of Missouri who are interested in working as a health care professional in an underserved area of the state following graduation.

Title of Award: Primary Care Resource Initiative for Missouri Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene; Dentistry; General studies/Field of study not specified; Medicine; Medicine, Osteopathic; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Doctorate, Postdoctoral, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: For undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene, nursing, or a pre-medicine or pre-dental program, the maximum loan is $5,000 per year for full-time enrollment. Medical (M.D. or D.O.) students are eligible for loans in the amount of tuition, to a maximum of $25,000 per year. Students in 6-year medical programs may receive $10,000 per year for the first 2 years and up to $25,000 per year for the last 4 years. Physicians and dentists in primary care residency programs are eligible for loans of $10,000 per year. This is a scholarship/loan program. Loans of 5 years or more are forgiven at the rate of 20% per year for qualifying employment in an area of defined need (a geographic area or a population that is experiencing a shortage of primary health care providers in Missouri). Loans for less than 5 years are forgiven on a year-for-year basis. If the loan is not forgiven by service, it must be repaid within 48 months at 9.5% interest. Duration: Full-time undergraduate students may receive up to 4 loans. part-time Medical students may receive loans for up to 4 or 6 years, depending on the length of their program. Physicians and dentists in primary care residency programs may receive up to 3 years of loans.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Missouri who have lived for 1 or more years in the state for purposes other than attending an educational institution. Applicants must have been accepted by or currently be attending a Missouri school offering a course of study leading to a degree as 1) a doctor of allopathic (M.D.) or osteopathic (D. O.) medicine; 2) a doctor of dentistry (D.D.S.); 3) a bachelor of science (B.S.) in a field leading to acceptance into a school of medicine or into a master of science (M.S.N.) degree program leading to certification as a primary care advanced practice nurse; or 4) a bachelor of science (B.S.) in dental hygiene. Physicians and dentists in primary care residency programs are also eligible. Priority is given to residents of medically underserved areas in Missouri, minority group members, and previous recipients. Deadline for Receipt: June or December of each year. Additional Information: This program is also known as the PRIMO Loan Program.

2805 NATIONAL DENTAL ASSOCIATION

Attn: National Dental Association Foundation, Inc.
3517 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20010
Tel: (202)588-1697
Fax: (202)588-1242
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nadonline.org/ndaf.htm

To provide financial assistance to underrepresented minority dental and dental hygiene students.

Title of Award: National Dental Association Foundation Undergraduate Grant Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene; Dentistry Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Doctorate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year. Recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of underrepresented minority groups who are entering their second, third, or fourth year of dental or dental hygiene school. Applicants must be members of the Student National Dental Association (SNDA) and U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Along with their application, they must submit a letter explaining why they should be considered for this scholarship, 2 letters of recommendation, and documentation of financial need. Selection is based on academic performance and service to community and/or country. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program, established in 1990, is supported by the Colgate-Palmolive Company.

2806 NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Office of K-16 Initiatives and Access Programs
Attn: Scholarships and Grants Administration Unit
Education Building Addition, Room 1078
Albany, NY 12234
Tel: (518)486-1319
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/kiap/scholarships/pos.htm

To provide forgivable loans to underrepresented minority and economically disadvantaged students in New York who are interested in preparing for selected professional careers.

Title of Award: New York State Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting; Architecture; Athletics; Dental hygiene; Engineering; Health care services; Interior design; Landscape architecture and design; Law; Medical assisting; Medicine, Chiropractic; Medicine, Holistic/alternative; Midwifery; Nursing; Nutrition; Occupational therapy; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Physical therapy; Podiatry; Psychology; Social work; Speech and language pathology/audiology; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 220 were awarded. Funds Available: The stipends range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year, depending on income. No award can exceed the actual cost of attendance. After completion of their professional studies, scholarship holders are required to practice in New York for 12 months for each annual payment received. If they do not comply with the service commitment requirements, they must repay the full amount of the scholarship monies plus penalty and interest within 5 years. Duration: Up to 4 years (or 5 years for certain programs), within a 7-year period.

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and legal residents of New York for 1 year prior to application. The law requires that awards be made to eligible candidates in the following order: first priority is given to candidates who are economically disadvantaged and a minority group member historically underrepresented in the professions; second priority is given to candidates who are a minority group member historically underrepresented in the professions; and third priority is given to candidates who are enrolled in or a graduate of 1 of these state-supported opportunity programs: Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK) or College Discovery at City University; Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) in the State University system; or Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) at an independent college. Scholarships are available for study in the following areas at the associate degree level: dental hygiene, dietetics and nutrition, massage therapy, occupational therapy assistant, ophthalmic dispensing, physical therapy assistant, registered physician assistant, respiratory therapy, or veterinary technician; at the baccalaureate degree level: certified public accountancy, architecture, athletic trainer, dietetics and nutrition, professional engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, registered nurse, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, registered physician assistant, or veterinary technician; at the master's degree level: acupuncture, architecture, audiology, landscape architecture, midwifery, nurse practitioner, occupational therapy, physical therapy, registered physician assistant, social work, or speech language pathology; at the doctoral degree level: chiropractic, optometry, pharmacy, podiatry, psychology, or veterinary medicine; or at the J.D. level: law. For purposes of this program, underrepresented minorities include African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Alaskan Natives. Students are considered economically disadvantaged if they are a member of 1) a household supported by 1 parent if dependent, by the student or by a spouse if independent, whose total annual income is less than specified levels that range from $13,700 for a family of 1 to $41,650 for a family of 7: 2) a household supported by more than 1 worker (parent if dependent, student and spouse if independent) in which the total annual income does not exceed the specified levels by more than $4,800; 3) a household supported by 1 worker (parent if dependent, student if independent) who is the sole support of a 1-parent family in which the total annual income does not exceed the specified levels by more than $4,800; or 4) a household supported by 1 worker (parent if dependent, student if independent) who is working 2 or more jobs at the same time in which the total annual income does not exceed the specified levels by more than $1,800. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12255, (518) 473-1574, (888) NYS-HESC, Fax: (518) 473-3749, TDD: (800) 445-5234, E-mail: [email protected]

2807 NORTH CAROLINA STATE EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY

Attn: Scholarship and Grant Services
10 T.W. Alexander Drive
P.O. Box 14223
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-4223
Tel: (919)549-8614
Free: 800-700-1775
Fax: (919)549-8481
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ncseaa.edu

To provide loans and loans-for-service to North Carolina residents who are interested in preparing for a career in health, science, or mathematics.

Title of Award: North Carolina Student Loan Program for Health, Science, and Mathematics Area, Field, or Subject: Biological and clinical sciences; Chemistry; Communications; Computer and information sciences; Dental hygiene; Dentistry; Engineering; Gerontology; Health care services; Information science and technology; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Medical assisting; Medical technology; Medicine; Medicine, Chiropractic; Medicine, Gynecological and obstetrical; Medicine, Osteopathic; Medicine, Pediatric; Midwifery; Nursing; Nursing administration; Nutrition; Obstetrics; Occupational therapy; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Physical sciences; Physical therapy; Podiatry; Psychiatry; Psychology; Public health; Radiology; Respiratory therapy; Social work; Speech and language pathology/audiology; Technology; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, a total of 497 students were receiving $3,238,569 in support through this program. Funds Available: Maximum loans are $3,000 per year for associate degree and certificate programs, $5,000 per year for baccalaureate degree/certificate programs, $6,500 per year for master's degree programs, or $8,500 per year for health/professional doctoral programs. The maximum amount that any student can borrow through this program is $58,000. The interest rate is 4% while the borrowers are attending school and from 10 to 15% after they leave school. Cash repayments must begin 90 days or less after completion of course work and training. Under specified conditions, certain loan recipients in qualifying disciplines may have their loans canceled through service in North Carolina. Duration: 1 year; renewable for 1 additional year for diploma, associate, certificate, and master's degree programs, for 2 additional years for baccalaureate degree programs, or for 3 additional years for doctoral programs.

Eligibility Requirements: North Carolina residents are eligible to apply for this program if they have been accepted as full-time students in an accredited associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral program leading to a degree in 1 of the following areas: allied health (including audiology/communications assistant, cytotechnology, dental hygiene, diagnostic medical sonographer, imaging technologist, medical technology, nuclear medicine technologist, occupational therapy/assistant, physician assistant, physical therapy/assistant, radiation therapist, radiography, respiratory therapy, and speech language pathology); clinical psychology (Ph.D. level only); dentistry; dietetics and nutrition (graduate level only); mathematics education; medicine (including chiropractic medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine, geriatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, osteopathic medicine, pediatrics, podiatry, primary care medicine, and psychiatry); nursing (including anesthetist, family nurse practitioner, nursing administration, general nursing, and midwifery); optometry; pharmacy; public health (graduate level only); science education (including biology, chemistry, communications and technologies, computer and information sciences, engineering, and physical science); social work (graduate level only); and veterinary medicine. U.S. citizenship is required. Selection is based on academic progress, financial ability of sureties to repay all loans and accrued interest in case of applicant's default, applicant's willingness to work in underserved areas of the state or in disciplines for which there is a shortage of professionals, applicant's willingness to comply with all program regulations, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Recipients may attend a North Carolina postsecondary institution or an eligible out-of-state institution. This program was formerly known as the North Carolina Medical Student Loan Program.

2808 OFFICE OF RURAL COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

Attn: Rural Health Unit
1700 North Congress, Suite 220
P.O. Box 12877
Austin, TX 78711-2877
Tel: (512)936-6701
Free: 800-544-2042
Fax: (512)936-6776
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.orca.state.tx.us

To provide scholarship/loans to outstanding Texas students who are interested in preparing for a career in health care in rural areas.

Title of Award: Texas Outstanding Rural Scholar Recognition Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dentistry; Health care services; Medical technology; Medicine; Medicine, Chiropractic; Nursing; Nutrition; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Psychology; Radiology; Rehabilitation, Physical/Psychological Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The amount of the forgiveness loan award is based on the cost of attendance at the recipient's academic institution. Sponsoring communities pledge to cover half the student's educational expenses; the state covers the other half. Students must pledge to provide 1 year of work in the sponsoring community for each year of support they receive while in college. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Texas residents who are either high school seniors in the top quarter of their graduating class or college students who have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must be enrolled or intend to enroll in an eligible academic institution in Texas to become a health care professional and arrange to be sponsored by an organization in 1 of the 174 nonmetropolitan counties in Texas. Eligible health care professions include medicine, dentistry, optometry, nursing, pharmacy, chiropractic, behavioral health, and allied health (rehabilitative services, radiology technician, medical laboratory technician, health systems management, and dietary and nutritional services). Eligible sponsoring organizations include local hospitals, rural health clinics, and community organizations. Funds are awarded on a competitive basis. Selection is based on academic achievements, essay content, sponsor's financial commitment, community statement of need, and overall quality of the nominee. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year for fall semester; September of each year for spring semester; January of each year for summer semesters.

2809 TENNESSEE BAPTIST FOUNDATION

5001 Maryland Way
P.O. Box 728
Brentwood, TN 37024-9728
Tel: (615)371-2029
Free: 800-552-4644
Fax: (615)371-2049
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tbfoundation.org

To provide financial assistance for college, seminary, medical school, dental school, or pharmacy school to members of Southern Baptist churches in Tennessee.

Title of Award: Tennessee Baptist Foundation Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dentistry; General studies/Field of study not specified; Medicine; Pharmaceutical sciences; Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 358 students received support through this program. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year; may be renewed as long as the recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 2.0 as a freshmen, 2.0 as a sophomore, 2.3 as a junior, 2.5 as a senior, or 2.0 as a seminary student.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of churches cooperating with the Tennessee Baptist Convention who have been residents of Tennessee for at least 1 year prior to applying. Applicants must be working on, or planning to work on 1) an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university; 2) a master's degree at a Baptist seminary; or 3) a doctoral degree at an accredited school of medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy. They must be full-time students and able to demonstrate financial need. Along with their application, they must submit a 2-page written summary of their life, stating their Christian testimony, life goals, expected vocation, and why they think they should receive this scholarship. High school seniors must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, an ACT score of 18 or higher, or the equivalent on the SAT. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2810 TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD

Attn: Grants and Special Programs
1200 East Anderson Lane
P.O. Box 12788, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711-2788
Tel: (512)427-6340
Free: 800-242-3062, ext. 6340
Fax: (512)427-6127
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.collegefortexans.com

To provide educational loans to students in Texas in health-related degree programs.

Title of Award: Hinson-Hazlewood Health Education Loan Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dentistry; Medicine; Medicine, Osteopathic; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Public health; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The maximum annual loan is $12,500 for pharmacy and public health students, or $20,000 for medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathy, or veterinary medicine students. The origination fee is 3%. After a grace period of 9 months, repayment must be completed within 25 years at a minimum monthly payment of $50. The current interest rate is 5.25% which begins to accrue immediately, even while the student is in school. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 4 additional years for pharmacy students or 3 additional years for other students. The maximum total loan is $50,000 for pharmacy and public health students or $80,000 for medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathy, or veterinary medicine students.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who qualify as Texas residents and meet the academic requirements of a public or private college or university in the state. Applicants must be studying for a graduate or professional degree in pharmacy, public health, medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathy, or veterinary medicine. They must be able to demonstrate financial need and enroll full time. U.S. citizenship is required. Additional Information: Applications must be submitted through the financial aid office at the college or university attended. This program is part of the Hinton-Hazelwood College Student Loan Program (HHCSLP).

2811 VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

Champlain Mill
Attn: Scholarship Programs
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
Tel: (802)654-3798; 888-253-4819
Fax: (802)654-3765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsac.org

To provide financial assistance to Vermont residents who are studying dental hygiene.

Title of Award: Vermont Dental Hygiene Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The maximum stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This scholarship is available to residents of Vermont who are currently enrolled in the second year of a dental hygiene program. Selection is based on academic achievement (GPA of 3.0 or higher), letters of recommendation, required essays, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2812 WASHINGTON DENTAL SERVICE FOUNDATION

Attn: Grant Administrator
P.O. Box 75688
Seattle, WA 98125
Tel: (206)528-2337
Free: 800-572-7835, ext. 2337
Fax: (206)528-7373
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.DeltaDentalWA.com

To provide financial assistance to members of underrepresented minority groups in Washington who are interested in preparing for a career as a dental hygienist, dental assistant, or laboratory technician.

Title of Award: Washington Dental Service Foundation Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene; Dental laboratory technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Two Year College, Vocational/Occupational Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year, depending on the need of the recipient. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Washington who are African or Black Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hispanics/Latinos, or Pacific Islanders. Applicants must be planning to enroll in an eligible program in dental hygiene, dental assisting, or laboratory technology at a community or technical college in the state. They must be able to demonstrate financial need. Along with their application, they must submit essays of 100 to 300 words on 1) why they are interested in becoming a dental professional; 2) their career goals, how they decided upon those goals, and how completion of their proposed program will help them reach those goals; 3) how they have prepared themselves academically for those chosen program of study; 4) a leadership experience they have had in school, work, athletics, family, church, community, or other area of their life; and 5) how they help or serve others in their family and/or community. Deadline for Receipt: September of each year.

2813 WASHINGTON HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD

917 Lakeridge Way
P.O. Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
Tel: (360)753-7844
Fax: (360)753-7808
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hecb.wa.gov/financialaid/other/health.asp

To provide scholarship/loans for primary care health professional education to students who agree to work in designated areas of Washington.

Title of Award: Washington State Health Professional Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene; Dentistry; Medicine; Medicine, Osteopathic; Midwifery; Nursing; Pharmaceutical sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is intended to cover eligible expenses: tuition, books, equipment, fees, and room and board. This is a scholarship/loan program. Recipients who fail to complete the course of study are required to repay the amount received, plus a penalty and interest. Scholars who fail to serve in health professional shortage areas in Washington are required to repay the scholarship, with penalty plus interest. The interest rate on the repayments is 8% for the first 4 years and 10% for the fifth year. Duration: Up to 5 years.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited program leading to eligibility for licensure in Washington State in a designated health profession. They must agree to practice in Washington for 3 to 5 years following graduation, but they do not need to be Washington residents or to attend an educational institution in the state. Currently, there are no geographic restrictions for registered nurses or practical nurses. For other primary care health professionals (M.D., D.O., N.D., P.A., N.P., C.N.M., L.M.), dental care professionals (D.D.S., R.D.H.), and pharmacists, service must be in designated areas of the state. State correctional facilities, state mental health facilities, community and migrant health centers, and any other facility with more than 40% of its caseload consisting of Medicaid and sliding fee patients also qualify. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2814 WESTERN INTERSTATE COMMISSION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

Attn: Student Exchange Programs
3035 Center Green Drive
P.O. Box 9752
Boulder, CO 80301-9752
Tel: (303)541-0210
Fax: (303)541-0291
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wiche.edu/sep/psep

To underwrite some of the cost of out-of-state professional schooling for students in selected Western states.

Title of Award: Professional Student Exchange Program Area, Field, or Subject: Architecture; Dentistry; Library and archival sciences; Medical assisting; Medicine; Medicine, Osteopathic; Nursing; Occupational therapy; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Physical therapy; Podiatry; Public health; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The program provides reduced levels of tuition, usually resident tuition in public institutions or reduced standard tuition at private schools. The home state pays a support fee to the admitting school to help cover the cost of the recipient's education. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of 13 western states who are interested in pursuing professional study at selected out-of-state institutions, usually because those fields of study are not available in their home states. The eligible programs, and the states whose residents are eligible, presently include: 1) architecture (master's degree), for residents of Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in Arizona. California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, or Washington); 2) dentistry, for residents of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, or Washington; 3) library studies (master's degree), for residents of New Mexico and Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in Arizona, California, Hawaii, or Washington; 4) medicine, for residents of Montana and Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, or Utah; 5) nursing (graduate degree), for residents of Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in California, Hawaii, North Dakota, or Oregon; 6) occupational therapy (bachelors' or master's degree), for residents of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, and Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in Arizona, California, Idaho, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, or Washington; 7) optometry, for residents of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in California or Oregon; 8) osteopathic medicine, for residents of Arizona, Montana, New Mexico, Washington, and Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in Arizona or California; 9) pharmacy, for residents of Alaska, Hawaii, and Nevada, to study at designated institutions in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming; 10) physical therapy (master's or doctoral degree), for residents of Alaska, Hawaii, and Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, or Washington; 11) physician assistant, for residents of Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, and Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, or Washington; 12) podiatry, for residents of Alaska, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, to study at a designated institution in California; 13) public health, for residents of Montana and New Mexico, to study at designated institutions in California, Colorado, or Washington; and 14) veterinary medicine, for residents of Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, to study at designated institutions in California, Colorado, Oregon, or Washington. The financial status of the applicants is not considered. Interested students must apply for admission and for PSEP assistance directly from the institution of their choice. They must be certified by their state of residence to become an exchange student and be seeking enrollment at the first professional degree level. Deadline for Receipt: In most states, the deadline for receiving completed applications for certification is in October. After obtaining certification, students must still apply to the school of their choice, which also sets its own deadline.

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