Carol Bauhs Benson Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 1

Saturday
Awarded By:

American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) Institute for Oral Health

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
  3. Must be a student or professional member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA).
  4. Must be a full-time student.
  5. Must be enrolled in an accredited dental hygiene program.
  6. Must be a resident of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin.
  7. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  8. Must have completed a minimum of one year in a dental hygiene associate's degree or certificate curriculum prior to receiving this scholarship. Students entering their first year of a dental hygiene program are not eligible; students who are in the process of completing their first year at time of application may apply.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. students who are residents of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. Students must have completed a minimum of one year of an accredited dental hygiene certificate/associate's program with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and must be professional or student members of American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA).

Application requirements for the Carol Bauhs Benson Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
Additional Information: This scholarship was established in memory of Carol Bauhs Benson. For all non-merit-based awards (i.e., those without the word "merit" in the name of the award), the student must have a financial need of $1,500 or more and must electronically sign the application attesting to such need. Scholarships are awarded based on how well the applicant demonstrates the goal or achievement of the scholarship for which he/she applies. Recipients are announced on July 1.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

Applications are available online from the ADHA Institute for Oral Health website. The application must be completed online. Mailed applications will not be accepted. Please note: Each student may only apply for one scholarship offered by the ADHA Institute. The student should submit an application for the scholarship for which he/she is most qualified. As part of the application, the student must prepare a statement describing his/her long-term career goals, his/her intended contribution to the dental hygiene profession, his/her professional interests, and how his/her extracurricular activities and degree enhance the attainment of his/her goals. In addition to the student application, the student must request completion of faculty evaluation and program director sections. These sections must be completed online by the appropriate school personnel. ADHA Institute staff recommends that the student allow three to four weeks for completion of these sections. All applications must be received electronically by the ADHA Institute no later than the deadline date.
Contact: Joan Brazas
Address: 444 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 3400 Chicago, Illinois 60611

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