ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co./National Dental Association Dr. Jeanne C. Sinkford Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) has partnered with the Colgate-Palmolive Co. and the National Dental Association to create the ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co./National Dental Association Dr. Jeanne C. Sinkford Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute Award. Jeanne C. Sinkford, D.D.S.,
Ph.D., was the first woman to become a dean of a U.S. dental school (Howard University College of Dentistry). She is a renowned scholar and champion of the advancement of women in dental education, the dental profession and the medical sciences. In her present position as ADEA Senior Scholar in Residence, Dr.
Sinkford promotes the growth of underrepresented minority and women students and faculty in dental education. The Sinkford scholarship provides the opportunity for a dental educator who is closely aligned with the promotion of equity, diversity and inclusion to participate in the ADEA Leadership
The Sinkford Scholar will receive a $15,000 stipend for tuition and fees for his or her participation in the ADEA Leadership Institute.
An applicant must:
- Demonstrate strong leadership qualities.
- Demonstrate interest and work in equity and diversity issues in the profession.
- Be an ADEA Individual Member.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to also hold active memberships in the National Dental Association.
The recipient of the scholarship must have submitted the ADEA Leadership Institute’s application materials in a timely manner, be selected to attend the ADEA Leadership Institute and have his or her dean or program director’s support to cover any costs of the ADEA Leadership Institute above the amount of
the award. View full details about the ADEA Leadership Institute on the ADEA website.
Applications must be received by November 1, 2017.
Using the ADEA online application process, applicants must submit an application for the ADEA Leadership Institute and indicate an interest in being selected as the ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co./National Dental Association Dr. Jeanne C. Sinkford Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute. The ADEA Leadership Institute
application requires the following:
- Two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues.
- A letter of recommendation from the dean of the applicant’s dental school or the program director of his or her allied dental education program, stating how the applicant’s participation will benefit the applicant, the institution and dental education.
- A current curriculum vitae.
The dean of the applicant’s dental school or the program director of his or her allied dental education program agrees to pay the fellow’s full salary and benefits during the scholarship year and to support the fellow’s travel and personal expenses associated with participation in the ADEA Leadership
Institute, including airfare, ground transportation, lodging and meals.
Contact Mr. Eric Lund, ADEA Professional Development Manager, at 202-289-7201 or
Notification Date and
Scholarship recipients and applicants not receiving awards will be notified by February 1, 2018. Awards will be announced at a ceremony during the 2018 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Orlando, FL, March 17–20, 2018.
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Dr. Arlene Sanchez, University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Edmond Hewlett, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry
Dr. Crystal McIntosh, Howard University College of Dentistry
Dr. Pamella P. Shaw, Indiana University School of Dentistry
Dr. Terri J. Matthews, Howard University College of Dentistry 2011
Dr. H. Eugene Brooks, The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine 2010
Dr. Daphne C. Ferguson-Young, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry 2009
Dr. Heidi C. Crow, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine 2008
Dr. Michelle A. Robinson, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry 2007
Dr. Lavern Holyfield, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry