Scholarships, Awards and Fellowships for Dental Educators

ADEA President Centennial Awards for Oral Health Education
FOR 2023 ONLY!

To help mark ADEA’s Centennial in 2023, two one-time awards will be given: one for U.S. or Canadian dental school faculty and one for U.S. or Canadian allied dental faculty. Both awards will honor a mid-career faculty member who has made—and continues to make—a significant and positive impact on oral health education

ADEA Dr. Jeanne C. Sinkford Faculty Leadership Award


Through this $10,000 award, the faculty recipient who exemplifies Dr. Sinkford’s beliefs and values will influence and encourage others to model Dr. Sinkford’s contributions to dental education. This award is supported by a gift from The Leonard and Valachovic Fund.

ADEA/ADEA Council of Students, Residents, and Fellows/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Junior Faculty Award
This $2,500 award is designed to be used to enhance an outstanding junior faculty member's teaching, research or service efforts.

ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Excellence in Teaching Award
This $2,500 award recognizes dental educators who demonstrate exemplary standards and promote excellence in dental education.

ADEA Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence Program
A stipend of up to $15,000 will be awarded to provide the opportunity for a dental educator to pursue a cumulative two to three-month fellowship at the ADEA office in Washington, DC, researching issues affecting women faculty.

ADEA Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development 
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), with support from the ADEAGies Foundation, announces the ADEA Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development, ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders. This scholarship supports professional development activities for faculty of color in dental and allied dental education in the early stages of their careers.

ADEA/Gillette Hayden Memorial Foundation/AAWD Woman Dentist Tuition Scholarship
One $1,950 tuition scholarship will be awarded in 2023 to enable a woman dentist faculty member in dental education to participate in the ADEA Emerging Leaders Program.

ADEA Leadership Institute Alumni Association Award to Honor Jack Bresch  
This award will be presented to a current ADEA member who reflects the attitudes, values and behaviors in advocacy of dental care and dental education as exemplified by Jack Bresch.

ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V Leadership Development Tuition Scholarship: ADEA Emerging Leaders Program
This $1,950 tuition scholarship will enable an early career faculty member (up to three years of experience) to participate in the ADEA Emerging Leaders Program. It is supported by the ADEA Leadership Phase V Fund