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Audacity to Dream Leadership 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.

    This program is a direct commitment by Colgate to increase the awareness of the challenges faced in Black America as it pertains to education and beyond.

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 leadership positions that you have held or participated in within your local SNDA chapter, national SNDA and as an individual

  • Write a short essay (500 words or less)

Application Deadline

  • May 31, 2024

Where to Apply

  • Apply on the NDA Foundation website

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