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Ryan Turner Memorial Scholarship
Ryan Turner

Ryan Turner was a fourth year dental student at the University of Michigan and a former board member when he passed away suddenly in January 2007. Ryan was passionate about dentistry and planned to enter an AEGD program with the Army following graduation. He was a devoted member of ASDA since his first year of dental school. He held chapter leadership positions and was also a class representative and legislative liaison. In 2005, Ryan was elected to ASDA’s board of trustees as District 6 trustee. A fellow ASDA leader described Ryan as “a great example of how someone with excellent leadership abilities should carry himself.”

Purpose of Scholarship

ASDA remembers Ryan Turner and his dedication to organized dentistry through an annual memorial scholarship in his honor. Each year, it is awarded to an ASDA member who demonstrates the same qualities and characteristics Ryan exhibited through his service to ASDA. The recipient will be chosen by the board of trustees and will receive $2,500, along with travel expenses to accept the award at the 2014 National Leadership Conference, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2014. Expenses include airfare to/from Chicago, two nights hotel and NLC registration. If the recipient is unable to attend, the check will be mailed.The recipient's chapter will also receive $500.


2014 Scholarship Recipient

The application period for the 2014 Ryan Turner Scholarship has closed. Congratulations to Lydia Lancaster, Ohio '16, for being selected. Read more about Lydia.

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