ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarships for Dental Hygiene Students Pursuing Academic Careers

Purpose
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and The Procter & Gamble Company announce the ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarships for Dental Hygiene Students Pursuing Academic Careers. These scholarships support dental hygiene students who are pursuing education beyond an associate degree and who have an interest in an academic career. 

Overview
Each year, two dental hygiene students receive the ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarship for Dental Hygiene Students Pursuing Academic Careers. Each scholarship recipient receives $3,000 to be applied as follows:

  • $2,000 for tuition and fees,
  • $500 to subsidize travel to the 2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Long Beach, CA.
  • $500 to subsidize travel to visit the Procter & Gamble Research Center in Mason, OH.
Eligibility Requirements
An applicant must:
  • Be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program or graduate degree program in dental hygiene at an ADEA Member Institution.
  • Show a commitment to pursuing an academic career in dental hygiene.
  • Be an ADEA Individual Member.
Both part-time and full-time students are eligible.

Application Deadline
Applications must be received by November 1, 2016. 

Application Process Checklist
The following items must be submitted by November 1, 2016, using the ADEA online application process:  
  • Transcripts obtained from the candidate’s school registrar verifying academic standing.
  • A personal statement from the candidate detailing his or her experiences, influences and decision-making that demonstrate a firm commitment to becoming an allied dental faculty member.
  • Individual letters of nomination and evaluation from two faculty members that address the candidate’s career goals.
  • A letter of recommendation from the student’s dean, dental hygiene director, or equivalent.

Questions
Contact Mr. Eric Lund, ADEA Professional Development Manager, at 202-289-7201 or lunde@adea.org with questions.

Notification Date and Award Announcement
Scholarship recipients and applicants not receiving awards will be notified by February 1, 2017. The award will be announced during the 2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Long Beach, CA, March 18–21, 2017.


Past Recipients

2016

Ms. Elizabeth Kornegay, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry 
Ms. Lisa Westhoff, Eastern Washington University   


2015
Ms. Anna Hilla, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry
Ms. Mary Pelletier, Indian River State College of Health and Science


2014

Ms. Jessica Holloman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry
Ms. Stefanie Marx, University of Michigan School of Dentistry

2013
Ms. Yvonne Aitken, Eastern Washington University
Ms. Brittany Minichbauer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

2012
Ms. Catherine R. Beebe, Idaho State University Department of Dental Hygiene
Ms. Qun Tang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

2011
Ms. Deborah K. Osborn, College of Southern Nevada
Ms. Cynthia L. Stull, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

2010
Ms. Lisa M. Johnson, Idaho State University
Ms. Kylie J. Siruta, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry

2009
Ms. Brenda Armstrong, University of Minnesota
Ms. Mary H. Vinson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

2008
Ms. Cherri Kading, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry
Ms. Ann O’Kelley Wetmore, Idaho State University

2007
Ms. Tracey Brookshire, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry
Ms. Melissa Efurd, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry

2006
Ms. Sheri French, University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
Ms. Anne Scott, University of New Mexico

2005
Ms. Janet Kinney, University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Ms. Michelle Mould, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry

2004
Ms. Marsha Black, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry
Ms. Jennifer Hamm, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

2003
Ms. Kathryn M. Dockter, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry
Ms. Melanie L. Simmer-Beck, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry

2002
Ms. Ann Battrell, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry
Ms. Jennifer Ledford, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

2001
Ms. Marie Anne Anderson, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry
Ms. Karen Tam, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry

2000
Ms. Luisa Goodwin, California State University at Fresno
Ms. Carol Nguyen, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School