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
Application is scheduled to open in August 2023.
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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
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Application Process Checklist
Using the ADEA online application process, applicants must submit an application by Nov. 1, 2022 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.
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.
Notification Date and Award Announcement
Scholarship recipients and applicants not receiving awards will be notified on or before Feb. 1, 2023.
Awards will be announced during the 2023 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, March 11–14, 2023.
Mr. Eric Lund
ADEA Professional Development Manager
Dr. Alayna Smiley, Howard University College of Dentistry
Dr. Kelton Stewart, Indiana University School of Dentistry
Dr. Cristiane Squarize, University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Dr. Susie Goolsby, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Dr. LaToya Barham, Howard University College of Dentistry
Dr. Carolyn Huynh, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Dr. Tanya Gibson, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry
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
Dr. H. Eugene Brooks, The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Daphne C. Ferguson-Young, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
Dr. Heidi C. Crow, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Michelle A. Robinson, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
Dr. Lavern Holyfield, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry