School of Dentistry

Scholarship Opportunities

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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 $3,500 scholarship funded by the Dr. George A. and Diane McCully Endowed Scholarship Fund will be awarded in the 2014-15 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

  • $3,500 awarded in the spring academic term applied against tuition and fees

Application procedures

  • Complete the Dr. George A. and Diane McCully Endowed Scholarship Application by TBD.
  • Include an official or unofficial copy of your dental school transcript

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 $4,000 scholarship funded by the Hawaii Dental Students Scholarship Endowment Fund will be awarded in the 2019-20 academic year to predoctoral students 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 D.M.D. 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

  • $4,000 awarded in the spring academic term applied against tuition and fees

Application procedures

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 D.M.D. student
  • 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

  • $2,400 awarded in the spring academic term applied against tuition and fees

Application procedures

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

Columbia Bank is a Northwest community bank headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, with comprehensive solutions and expertise to meet the evolving needs of businesses and individuals. Columbia Bank has grown both organically and through acquisition in cases in which they recognized the benefits of a strong fiscal and cultural fit. In the process, they have leveraged their community-minded, locally committed way of doing business from a single branch to a 150+ branch regional footprint throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Eligibility

  • Must be a currently enrolled predoctoral D.M.D. student
  • Must be a resident of the state of Idaho, 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

  • One $3,077 scholarship applied against tuition in the current year of enrollment

Application procedures

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 leaders, concerned by the growing financial burden of attending dental school, proposed an OHSU SDAA 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.

Scholarships for 2019-20 will be awarded to third and 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 D.M.D. student (Previous SDAA Scholarship for Excellence recipients are welcome to apply.)
  • 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

  • $1,000 minimum award based on strength of application, awarded in the spring academic term applied against tuition and fees

Make a difference with your degree by applying for funding through the Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative (SHOI). Designed with both the student and Oregon workforce in mind, SHOI provides eligible students with a unique opportunity to help address healthcare disparity in the state.

SHOI funding provides full tuition and applicable fees for a limited number of eligible students entering specific clinical degree programs at OHSU. In return, funded recipients agree to practice as a healthcare practitioner in a rural or underserved community in Oregon for a minimum of one year longer than the total years of funding received. It's a serious commitment and a great reward, but also a very real opportunity to help make a difference in one of the medically underserved urban or rural areas of our state.

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

Willamette Dental Group is 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 fourth year predoctoral D.M.D. 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

  • $7,500 awarded to one OHSU fourth year predoctoral D.M.D. student

Application procedures

  • Complete the Willamette Dental Group Scholarship Application and supporting documentation by Thursday, March 5, 2020.
  • 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 what motivated you to choose dentistry as a career.
    • Describe how an evidence based medical model applies to dentistry today.
    • What are your thoughts about solo practice and group practice dentistry?
    • Describe how your dental education affected your career goals and future employment interests.

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