The ADA Foundation is now accepting applications for two grants of up to $5,000 to support dental student outreach programs. The two awards are as follows:
- The Bud Tarrson Dental School Student Community Leadership Award provides one grant each year of up to $5,000 for significant dental student outreach to vulnerable communities within the United States.
- The Dr. Thomas J. Zwemer Award provides one grant each year of up to $5,000 for significant dental student outreach to vulnerable communities outside of the United States.
For applications and award guidelines, visit adafoundation.org. Applications must be completed and submitted to the ADA Foundation by Nov. 13.
The Tarrson Award is named in memory of the late Mr. Bud Tarrson, longtime owner of the former Butler Toothbrush Company and an oral health philanthropist. Its goal is to highlight significant dental student outreach to vulnerable communities within the United States. One award is made each year to a dental school in honor of the winning student outreach program. Read the ADA News coverage of the 2012 Tarrson Award winner, UCSF School of Dentistry and their Community Dental Clinic.
The Zwemer Award was created in 2012 by Dr. Richard Simms, a member of the ADAF Board of Directors, in honor of his mentor and longtime friend, Dr. Thomas J. Zwemer. The goal is to recognize and encourage student programs that provide services to underserved populations in international communities outside of the United States. Read more in ADA News about the 2012 winner of the Zwemer Award, Stony Brook and their outreach program, the Madagascar Ankizy Fund.