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Audacity to Dream Community Service Award


  • $5,000


  • The Colgate/National Dental Association Foundation Audacity to Dream Scholarship program was created to recognized some our most talented rising dentists, and help alleviate the cost burden of their education.

Number of Winners

  • $5,000


  • Be a current D1, D2, or D3 dental student

  • Have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average

  • You must be an active SNDA member, with proper local and national documentation from your local chapter. Your membership must be in good standing throughout the review process and for the awarding academic year

  • Attend the SNDA Rights of Passage Gala the year of your application.


  • Official dental school transcript

  • Letter from SNDA national or local President stating your current membership status

  • Two recommendation letters are required (family members, relatives, and students are not eligible to submit a recommendation). One letter must be from a dental school faculty member or SNDA advisor

  • Summary of all community service projects that you have organized or participated in within your local SNDA chapter, national SNDA and individually

  • Submit a 2-5 minute video scrapbook of your most recent community service project.

  • Describe, in 500 words or less, a potential community service program that could be executed by SNDA or NDA in the future.

  • Provide an essay, in 500 words or less, outlining your social and behavioral status in accordance with the spirit of the National Dental Association Foundation’s mission and core values.

Application Deadline

  • May 31, 2024

Where to Apply

  • Apply on the NDA Foundation website

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