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Audacity to Dream Scholar Awards


  • $10,000-$20,000


  • 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

  • $20,000 (1)

  • $10,000 (1)


  • 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

  • Three letters of recommendation-Dean, SNDA advisor, and one other

  • Submit a short video explaining why you think you are the most outstanding dental student in the country (not to exceed 5 minutes).

  • A short essay (500 words or less)

  • Curriculum vitae, including your professional photo and school achievements

Application Deadline

  • May 31, 2024

Where to Apply

  • Apply on the NDA Foundation website

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