2015 ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co./ National Dental Association Dr. Jeanne C. Sinkford Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute

Purpose
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) has partnered with the Colgate-Palmolive Co. and the National Dental Association (NDA) 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 Senior Scholar in Residence of the ADEA Office of the President and CEO, 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 Institute.

Overview
The Sinkford Scholar will receive a $15,000 stipend to be used for tuition and fees for his or her participation in the ADEA Leadership Institute.

Eligibility Requirements
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 membership 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.

Application Deadline
All applications must be received on or before November 3, 2014.

Application Process Checklist
Using the ADEA online application process to be made available on or before August 1, 2014, applicants must submit an application for the ADEA Leadership Institute and indicate an interest in being selected as the 2015 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.

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 on or before February 1, 2015. The award will be announced during the 2015 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Boston, March 7–10, 2015.

Past Recipients

2014
Dr. Crystal McIntosh, Howard University College of Dentistry

2013
Dr. Pamella P. Shaw, Indiana University School of Dentistry

2012
Dr. Terri J. Matthews, Howard University College of Dentistry

2011
Dr. H. Eugene Brooks, 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