Colgate ‘Bright Smiles, Bright Futures’ Minority Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,250

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 1

Saturday
Awarded By:

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

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a member of a minority group currently underrepresented in dental hygiene programs, including African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and males.
  3. Must be a student or professional member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA).
  4. Must be a full-time sudent.
  5. Must be enrolled in an accredited dental hygiene program.
  6. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  7. 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 studying in a certificate or associate's program for dental hygiene and are professional or student members of ADHA. Students must be an underrepresented minority in the dental hygiene profession (e.g., African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and males).

Application requirements for the Colgate ‘Bright Smiles, Bright Futures’ Minority Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
Additional Information: This program is sponsored by the Colgate Palmolive Company. 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: $1,250 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,250.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

Please note: Each student may only apply for one scholarship offered by the ADHA Institute. The studentshould 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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