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Foundation Honors Student Scholarship Recipients at Annual Session

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The MDA Foundation honored its 2014-15 student scholarship awardees during a special reception held April 23 during the MDA Annual Session in Lansing and attended by students, parents, and Foundation volunteers.

Each year the MDA Foundation provides financial support to students in Michigan who are enrolled in dental, dental hygiene, and dental assisting programs. Scholarships are awarded from the Robert Mitus, John G. Nolen, George L. Bletsas, and Bill Schumann scholarship funds.

“As the cost of dental education continues to increase, scholarships help to defray expenses for those students who qualify, based on academic record, community service, leadership, and financial need,” said Kathy Mielke, chair of the Foundation’s scholarship committee.

“The students in our schools today are the dental professionals and leaders of tomorrow,” Mielke added. “Financial support now can help build a lifetime of success.”

Here are this year’s scholarship recipients — congratulations!

Robert Mitus Scholarships

D3 Dental Students

  • Allison Everett, University of Michigan
  • Kaitrin Kramer, University of Michigan
  • Eric Tye, University of Michigan
  • My Yang, University of Michigan

Dental Assisting

  • Nerissa Boland, Grand Rapids Community College
  • Cassady Frank, Baker College of Port Huron
  • Jazette Laughlin, Baker College of Port Huron
  • Keri Schneider, Northwestern Michigan College

Dental Hygiene

  • Mayra Hurtado, dental hygiene student, Kellogg Community College
  • Megan Selis, dental hygiene student, Lansing Community College

John G. Nolen Scholarship

  • Spencer Crouch, D3 student, University of Michigan

Bill Schumann Scholarship

  • Alex Givens, D4 student, University of Detroit Mercy

MDA Insurance & Financial Group Scholarship

  • Jessica Schwarz Delgado, D4 student, University of Michigan

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