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HDS "Dr. James & Ella Burr McManus" Award


  • Varies each year


  • The Hartford Dental Society (HDS), a 501 (c) 6 nonprofit organization, was established in 1899, with a mission to cultivate the science and art of dentistry and all its collateral branches, elevate and sustain the professional character of its members, and disseminate knowledge pertaining to the advancement of health.

Number of Winners

  • Multiple


  • Dental students who reside in Connecticut, are in their third or fourth year at a New England dental school, and who are in academic good standing. Hartford County residents are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • A completed application form

  • A letter from the dental school verifying academic standing 

  • A letter from the dental school verifying financial need

  • Written responses to the 4 short-essay questions

Application Deadline

  • March 31, 2024

Where to Apply

  • Apply on the Hartford Dental Society website

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