HDAF First, Second, Third, Fourth Year Dental Students (Illinois)
The intent of this Scholarship Program is to support promising students as they pursue their academic training. Scholarships in the amount up to $4,500 for Dental Students and up to $2,500 for Dental Hygiene Students will be awarded to support meritorious work by students who seek to advance their scientific and applied clinical knowledge as they continue through and complete their oral health program. Their commitment should include a strong interest in community and public health arenas and the importance of professional networking within their community.
Number of Winners
Must be enrolled in a CODA accredited dental program in the state of Illinois
Be a current HDA (Hispanic Dental Association) member or a HSDA (Hispanic Student Dental Association) member.
Be a full-time student during the academic year for which you are applying.
Have a minimum average grade point of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or be in good academic standing at your school if your dental program does not provide a GPA.
Show evidence of commitment and dedication to improve the oral health of the Hispanic community.
Not have been a previous recipient/awardee of an HDAF Scholarship in the category of your application.
This scholarship includes a mentorship program where the recipient must agree to quarterly ZOOM meetings with a HDAF chosen professional. This scholarship may be a renewable scholarship.
The Dean / Program Director Verification Form-this portion must be sent directly from the school to the HDAF online application
One recommendation must be submitted directly from the Recommender to the HDAF online application
The financial aid need letter must be sent directly from Financial Aid office to the HDAF application
A 2-3 minute Video Essay that may be used in HDA/HDAF/Sponsor publications. Submission of this application gives your approval for said use.
If you are a recipient of this scholarship award, your presence is required at HSDA Regional Conference. You will be given up to $500 to help cover travel expenses.
Where to Apply
Apply on the Hispanic Dental Association Foundation