The ADA Foundation is accepting applications for two
grants that support dental student outreach to underserved populations
domestically and internationally.
Dental student groups are invited to submit applications
for either the Bud Tarrson Dental School Community Leadership Award or the Dr.
Thomas J. Zwemer Award. Applications must be completed and submitted to
the ADA Foundation by Nov. 26.
For applications and award guidelines, visit adafoundation.org.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Opens
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Competition System is open for
applications to the Medical Research Fellows Program. The program enables
students at U.S. dental schools to participate in a yearlong, mentored, basic,
translational, or applied biomedical research training experience at an
academic or nonprofit institution, or at HHMI’s Janelia Farm Research Campus
near Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.hhmi.org/medfellowships .
ADA Foundation accepting applications for Predoctoral Dental Scholarships
The American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation is accepting applications
for predoctoral dental student scholarships. Approximately 50 scholarships
worth $2,500 each will be awarded.
Applications must be completed and submitted to the ADA Foundation by November
The goal of this program is to facilitate the education of academically
gifted dental students and to help predoctoral dental students defray a part of
their professional education expenses.
The predoctoral dental student scholarships offered by the ADA Foundation
each year include at least 25 Predoctoral Dental Student Awards, at least 25
Underrepresented Minority Dental Student Scholarships, up to two Robert J.
Sullivan Scholarships and up to two Dr. Robert B. Dewhirst Scholarships.
The Underrepresented Minority Dental Student Scholarship Program targets
African-American, Hispanic and American Indian dental students, all of whom
have been identified as underrepresented minorities in dentistry.
Recipients of the Robert J. Sullivan and Dr. Robert B. Dewhirst
Scholarships will be selected from the pool of applicants for the Dental
Student and Underrepresented Minority Dental Student Scholarships.
The criteria for the Robert J. Sullivan Scholarships are the same as for
the Predoctoral Dental Student Awards.
Two Dr. Robert B. Dewhirst scholarships may be awarded, one to an applicant
from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry and one to
an applicant from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of
Visit www.adafoundation.org and click on “How to Apply” for more information on these ADA Foundation
ADA Foundation Looks to Bolster Scholarship Efforts
In response to
rising education costs, the American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation has
launched a campaign to at least double the amount of funding it can make
available for predoctoral dental student scholarships. The foundation’s goal is
to increase the number and dollar amount of scholarships granted.
leadership is working with the American Student Dental Association to
communicate the need for more scholarship funding and to seek contributions
from members of the dental profession and the oral health care industry.
For more information about how to
contribute to the ADA Foundation’s scholarship funding goals, contact Gene
Wurth, executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-312-440-2819, or Cathy Haibach
at email@example.com or 1-312-440-2544.
The Association of American Medical Colleges Relaunches "Aspiring
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has relaunched “Aspiring Docs”
with new content. This resource for future medical doctors has a growing
library of fact sheets, podcasts, a new blog, and Ask the Experts
interviews about the process of becoming a physician. The site also features Inspiring
Stories. In addition to reaching the original target audience of
African American, Latino, and Native American students, the site serves as
resource for any student interested in medicine. Visit www.aamc.org/aspiringdocs to peruse the refreshed site.