2015 ADEA/Crest Oral-B Laboratories 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 Laboratories Scholarships for Dental Hygiene Students Pursuing Academic Careers. These scholarships support dental hygiene students who are pursuing education beyond an associates degree and who have an interest in an academic career.

Overview
Each year, two dental hygiene students receive the ADEA/Crest Oral-B Laboratories Scholarship for Dental Hygiene Students Pursuing Academic Careers. Each scholarship recipient receives $2,000 to be applied as follows:
  • $1,500 for tuition and fees,
  • $500 to subsidize travel to the 2015 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Boston.
Eligibility Requirements
An applicant must:
  • Have graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program with an associates degree or certificate to practice dental hygiene.
  • Be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree completion program or graduate degree program 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. Priority will be given to qualified candidates enrolled in baccalaureate degree completion programs.

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

Application Process Checklist
The following items must be submitted on or before November 3, 2014, using the ADEA online application process to be made available on or before August 1, 2014:
  • Transcripts obtained from the candidate’s school registrar with evidence of graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program;
  • A photocopy of a valid license to practice dental hygiene in the United States;
  • 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 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
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