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Scholarships

The Michigan Dental Association Foundation awards scholarships annually to dental, dental hygiene and dental assisting students. We believe that the people of Michigan deserve exceptional dental health professionals. Your financial donation can help to make this happen.

MDA Foundation scholarships are all are need based funds. Need is determined by the FAFSA on file at the school. The MDA Foundation does not require the forms, as the recommendation serves as verification.


Robert Mitus, DDS Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by September 30, 2017.

Eligibility:

  • D3, D4, senior hygiene and assisting students attending a fully accredited university or college;
  • open to U.S. citizens only; and
  • 3.2 GPA.

Apply


John G. Nolen, DDS Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by September 30, 2017.

Eligibility:

  • D3 dental student; and
  • full-time dental student at the University of Michigan;
  • open to U.S. citizens only; and
  • 3.2 GPA.

Apply


George Bletsas, DDS Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by September 30, 2017.

Eligibility:

  • D3 dental student;
  • full-time dental student at the University of Detroit Mercy;
  • open to U.S. citizens only; and
  • 3.0 GPA.

Apply


MDA Insurance & Financial Group Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by September 30, 2017.

Eligibility:

  • D4 dental student;
  • full-time dental student at the University of Michigan;
  • member of the American Dental Association;
  • plan to practice in the state of Michigan;
  • open to U.S. citizens only; and
  • 3.2 GPA.

Apply


William Schumann, DDS Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by September 30, 2017.

Eligibility:

  • D4 dental student;
  • full-time dental student at the University of Detroit Mercy;
  • member of the American Dental Association;
  • plan to practice in the state of Michigan;
  • open to U.S. citizens only; and
  • 3.2 GPA.

Apply


Genesee District Dental Society Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by September 30, 2017.

Eligibility:

  • dental, hygiene, and assisting students who are residents of Genesee County;
  • written 500-word essay explaining how this scholarship will help the applicant attain his/her educational goal;
  • open to U.S. citizens only; and
  • 3.2 GPA.

Apply


Dr. Ray Gist Student Leadership Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by September 30, 2017.

Eligibility:

  • under-represented populations attending University of Detroit Mercy or the University of Michigan;
  • D2 eligible if no D3 or D4 students are nominated;
  • U.S. citizens a first priority, others welcome to apply; and
  • 3.0 GPA.

Apply


Kinra Endodontic Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by September 30, 2017.

Eligibility:

  • D3, D4 dental student with interest in endodontic school;
  • full-time dental student at the University of Michigan;
  • all qualified students welcome to apply; and
  • 3.2 GPA.

Apply


Dr. and Mrs. Steven Meraw Periodontal Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by September 30, 2017.

Eligibility:

  • periodontal graduate student;
  • full-time student at the University of Detroit Mercy or University of Michigan;
  • open to U.S. citizens only; and
  • 3.2 GPA.

Apply


Washtenaw District Dental Society Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by September 30, 2017.

Eligibility:

  • must be a Washtenaw County resident;
  • D4 student in good standing attending dental school at University of Detroit Mercy or the University of Michigan;
  • available to neighboring county residents if no Washtenaw County resident is nominated;
  • student must submit a personal statement as to why they are applying and why they qualify for the scholarship; and
  • 3.2 GPA.

Apply


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Debra J. Bassett RDH, BHS

Debra J. Bassett RDH, BHS

"In September 2013, Miles of Smiles received $5,000 from the MDA Foundation. We rely on grantors and greatly appreciate their generosity. The award significantly helped us to provide dental services to the uninsured children of Ottawa County."

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