Dental Hygiene Scholarship Application


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Scholarship Categories

  • 1st Year - Enrolled in first year of an accredited dental hygiene Program
  • 2nd Year - Enrolled in second year of an accredited dental hygiene Program
  • Mary Hawkins - Student residing in the host state of the NDHA Convention each year (1st or 2nd year student). 
  • Non-Traditional - Student has completed a degree and returning/enrolled in a accredited dental hygiene school and 1st or 2nd year.
  • Albreta Merritt - Student with next highest committee score. Applicant can be from any of above categories.
  • Grad Scholarship - NDHA member for 3 concurrent yrs., enrolled in an accredited Master's or Doctoral program ( Admin, Ed, Science and/or Public Health )

Our Scholarship Goals

  • To improve the standard of quality while increasing accessibility to oral healthcare throughout the country
  • To increase the number of African American/African descent dental hygienists
  • To increase the delivery of dental hygiene service in communities previously under-served
  • To provide scholarships for students demonstrating true financial need
  • To promote the highest educational standards for the dental hygienist
  • To provide mentoring for African American/African descent dental hygiene students
  • To promote autonomous regulation of dental hygiene education, licensure, and practice
  • To increase the membership base of the NDHA

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