2014 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). 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 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.

The completed application must be signed by one of the following:

  • dental school dean
  • program director

Application Deadline

All applications must be received on or before November 1, 2013.

Application Process Checklist

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 2014 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 signed 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 application must be signed by the dean of the applicant’s dental school or the program director of his or her allied dental education program. The signatory 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 any questions.

Notification Date and Award Announcement

The recipient of the scholarship was notified on or before February 1, 2014. The award was announced in a ceremony during the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, March 15-18, 2014.

Past Recipients

2014

Dr. Crystal McIntosh, Howard University College of Dentistry

2013

Dr. Pamella P. Shaw, Indiana University

2012

Dr. Terri J. Matthews, Howard University

2011

Dr. H. Eugene Brooks, University of Colorado Denver

2010

Dr. Daphne C. Ferguson-Young, Meharry Medical College

2009

Dr. Heidi C. Crow, University at Buffalo

2008

Dr. Michelle A. Robinson, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2007

Dr. Lavern Holyfield, Baylor College of Dentistry