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Scholarship Opportunities

Dr. George A. and Diane McCully Endowed Scholarship

The OHSU School of Dentistry announces the Dr. George A. and Diane McCully Endowed Scholarship, a donor-funded scholarship for OHSU predoctoral fourth year dental students.

One $2,000 scholarship funded by the Dr. George A. and Diane McCully Endowed Scholarship Fund will be awarded in the 2013-14 academic year to a fourth year dental student based on the following criteria: 1) interest in practicing general dentistry and enthusiastic about restorative dentistry; 2) high ethical behavior; 3) has led and/or encouraged their classmates, instructors and underclassmen to excel in all of their endeavors; 4) seeks to be the best, rise to the next level and provide the next higher level of care; 5) has spent time providing care to those less fortunate; 6) has spent time providing volunteer service outside of dentistry.

Eligibility

  • Must be a currently enrolled OHSU predoctoral fourth year dental student
  • Must be in the top 10% of their class CLINICALLY
  • Must have completed the FAFSA application for the current academic year
  • Demonstrate financial need based on OHSU's Financial Aid Office needs assessment

Award Amount

  • $2,000 awarded in the spring academic term applied against tuition and fees

Application Procedures

 

Hawaii Dental Students Endowed Scholarship

The OHSU School of Dentistry announces the Hawaii Dental Students Endowed Scholarship, a donor-funded scholarship for OHSU predoctoral students who are residents of the state of Hawaii.

The Hawaii Dental Students Endowed Scholarship was created by five Hawaiian OHSU alumni.  All five of the initial donors are proud graduates of the OHSU School of Dentistry.  Their desires to give back to their alma mater and pave the way for future dental professionals from Hawaii demonstrate their passion and commitment to education and their community. One $2,000 scholarship funded by the Hawaii Dental Students Scholarship Endowment Fund will be awarded in the 2013-14 academic year to a predoctoral student at the OHSU School of Dentistry based on the following criteria: 1) career plans; 2) potential as a dentist; 3) financial need; 4) academic achievement and scholastic record while a student at OHSU.

Eligibility

  • Must be a currently enrolled OHSU predoctoral DMD student
  • Must be a resident of the state of Hawaii
  • Must have completed the FAFSA application for the current academic year
  • Demonstrate financial need based on OHSU's Financial Aid Office needs assessment

Award Amount

  • $2,000 awarded in the spring academic term applied against tuition and fees
Application Procedures
  • Complete the Hawaii Dental Students Endowed Scholarship Application and supporting documentation by March 5, 2014.
  • Include an official or unofficial copy of your dental school transcript.
  • Must include a brief essay which details your commitment to your community, future goals, and how the scholarship would help you. The essay should not exceed 500 words (two, double-spaced pages).

 

Melissa Mariman, D.M.D., Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The OHSU School of Dentistry announces the Melissa Mariman, D.M.D., Endowed Memorial Scholarship, a donor-funded scholarship for OHSU predoctoral students in the third quarter of their fourth year in the dental school curriculum.

Dr. Mariman graduated from the OHSU School of Dentistry in 1999.  After graduation, she accepted a position at the Bellingham Dental Clinic working mainly with underprivileged children.  Through her work at the clinic, Dr. Mariman learned about the need for more anesthesiologists in the area and applied to and was accepted to Loma Linda Medical Center.  She completed the program in February 2004 and returned to Washington to resume her career.  Within months of returning to Washington, Dr. Mariman learned she had brain cancer.  This scholarship is intended to be a living tribute to Dr. Mariman while benefiting students at the OHSU School of Dentistry.

The recipient of the Melissa Mariman, D.M.D., Endowed Memorial Scholarship will be the student who best exemplifies the characteristics of Dr. Mariman: a caring individual who shows compassion for not only the patients but classmates, someone who is diligent in their academic career, and someone who is a hard worker. There is no academic minimum GPA associated with this scholarship.

Eligibility

  • Must be a currently enrolled fourth year predoctoral DMD student
  • Must have completed the FAFSA application for the current academic year
  • Demonstrate financial need based on OHSU's Financial Aid Office needs assessment

  

Moda Health/OHSU School of Dentistry Scholarship Fund

The OHSU School of Dentistry announces the Moda Health Scholars Program, a donor-funded scholarship for OHSU predoctoral students presented in memory of Kathryn F. Robertson, daughter of OHSU President, Dr. Joseph E. Robertson.

Moda Health, formerly ODS Health, has been committed to helping improve the oral health of Oregonians since 1955.  Moda Health is a multi-faceted organization that provides dental, medical, pharmacy, vision and professional liability insurance products, along with a variety of business services including dental practice management software and benefits administration.   Its mission is to provide the highest value insurance and business services, distinguished by exceptional customer service.

Moda Health has partnered with the OHSU School of Dentistry for much of its lifetime, and believes strongly in the importance of helping others.  The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to select students at the OHSU School of Dentistry who have demonstrated the same care and concern for others that Moda Health provides for its clients, members and partners in communities throughout the Northwest.

Eligibility

  • Must be a currently enrolled predoctoral DMD student
  • Must be a student in the third year of dental school
  • Must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • Must be in the top 50% of class standing
  • Has shown leadership within their class
  • Actively participate in community service

Award Amount

  • $20,000 applied against tuition in the fourth year of enrollment

Application Procedures

  • Complete the Moda Health Scholars Application and supporting documentation by March 7, 2014.
  • Must include a brief essay which details your eligibility and your commitment to community service, future goals, and how the scholarship would help you. The essay should not exceed 250 words (one, double-spaced page).
  • Include an official or unofficial copy of your dental school transcript.

 

Northwest Dental Endowed Scholarship Fund provided by Pacific Continental Bank

The OHSU School of Dentistry announces the Pacific Continental Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund, a donor-funded scholarship for OHSU predoctoral students.

Pacific Continental Bank was established in 1972 and has grown into a northwest regional bank that targets the banking needs of community-based businesses, professional service providers (dentists, doctors, lawyers), nonprofit organizations and provides private banking services for business owners and executives. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance to select students at the OHSU School of Dentistry who have demonstrated the same care and concern for others that Pacific Continental Bank provides for its customers in communities throughout the Northwest.

Eligibility

  • Must be a currently enrolled predoctoral DMD student
  • Must be a resident of the state of Oregon or Washington
  • Actively participate in community service
  • Must have completed a FAFSA application for the current academic year
  • Demonstrate financial need based on OHSU's Financial Aid Office needs assessment

 Award Amount

  • $2,000 applied against tuition in the current year of enrollment

Application Procedures

  • Complete the Pacific Continental Bank Scholarship Application and supporting documentation by March 6, 2014.
  • Must include a brief essay which details your commitment to community service, future goals, and how the scholarship would help you. The essay should not exceed 500 words (two, double-spaced pages).
  • Include an official or unofficial copy of your dental school transcript.

 

OHSU School of Dentistry Alumni Association Scholarship for Excellence

The OHSU School of Dentistry announces the OHSU School of Dentistry Alumni Association (SDAA) Scholarship for Excellence, a donor-funded scholarship for OHSU predoctoral third and fourth year students.

In 2006, a dedicated group of alumni, concerned by the growing financial burden of attending dental school, proposed a School of Dentistry Alumni Association Scholarship fund to assist qualified candidates with the cost of tuition. They not only contributed their own time, talent and treasure to this effort, but also won the swift and enthusiastic support of fellow alumni and other members of the dental community for their vision. The scholarship was launched in 2013 and contributions from grateful alumni continue to advance its purpose.

Sixtenn $1,000 scholarships funded by the OHSU SoD Alumni Association will be awarded in the 2013-14 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded to 8 third year students and 8 fourth year students based on the following criteria: 1) financial need; 2) school and/or class leadership and activities; 3) noteworthy professional achievements; 4) community based professional activities while a student at OHSU.

Eligibility

  • Must be a currently enrolled full-time third or fourth year DMD student (Previous SDAA Scholarship for Excellence recipients are welcome to apply.)
  • Must have completed a FAFSA application for the 2013-14 academic year (current academic year)
  • Demonstrate financial need based on OHSU's Financial Aid Office needs assessment

Award Amount

  • $1,000 awarded in the spring academic term applied against tuition and fees

Application Procedures

  • Complete the OHSU SDAA Scholarship for Excellence application and attach a resume or curriculum vitae by March 10, 2014.

 

Willamette Dental Foundation Scholarship

The OHSU School of Dentistry announces the Willamette Dental Foundation/Group Scholarship, a donor-funded scholarship for OHSU predoctoral students.

Willamette Dental Foundation is a charitable organization with a mission to support dental education.  It is committed to supporting dental school students who believe in conservative care and evidence-based dentistry.  The Foundation grants scholarships to qualified students who share these values. Willamette Dental Foundation was created by a grant from Willamette Dental Group, a group in practice with more than 50 dental offices in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.  Willamette Dental Group desires to recruit and retain dentists interested in a successful large group practice dedicated to delivering superior care through a partnership with its patients to stop the disease/repair cycle by means of evidence-based methods of prevention and treatment.

Eligibility

  • Must be a currently enrolled third or fourth year predoctoral DMD student
  • Must demonstrate a sincere commitment to becoming a practitioner of oral health, dedicated to keeping their patients well.
  • Must demonstrate a strong interest in joining a group practice setting after graduation.
  • Must have completed a FAFSA application for the current academic year
  • Demonstrate financial need based on OHSU's Financial Aid Office needs assessment

 Award Amount

  • $10,000 awarded to one OHSU third year predoctoral DMD student
  • $10,000 awarded to one OHSU fourth year prodoctoral DMD student

Application Procedures

  • Complete the Willamette Dental Foundation Scholarship Application and supporting documentation by March 10, 2014.
  • Include an official or unofficial copy of your dental school transcript.
  • Attach a typed essay of no more than 2 pages (double-spaced) that addresses the following topics. The essay is given strong consideration in the decision making process.
    • Describe how a scholarship would help you obtain your educational and professional goals
    • Describe your understanding of fee for service reimbursement versus capitation financing of dental care
    • What are your thoughts about cosmetic practice and group practice dentistry?
    • What motivated you to choose dentistry as your career?
    • Identify your career goals and needs clearly by including information about your dental education and future employment interests.

 

DISCLAIMER: The above scholarships may be awarded every academic year pending fund availability.