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Membership Outreach Grant

It is important that chapters provide new members an introduction to ASDA and the benefits of membership. Orientation events can vary from a welcome breakfast to a lunch and learn presentation to an evening cookout, but all events should educate members on ASDA. Many chapters experience funding challenges due to strict vendor policies or administrative issues that prevent them from holding local events.

Purpose of the grant
These grants are intended to help struggling chapters fund local events that promote membership and involvement in ASDA. Up to five grants of a maximum of $500 each will be awarded to ASDA chapters based on the criteria in the application.

Submitting an application
To apply, chapters must complete all sections of the application and send with supporting materials to Brian Jones, membership development manager, by May 31, 2016. Events must be held by Dec. 31, 2016.

Criteria and Eligibility 

  • National leaders are not eligible to apply.
  • Event must be held by Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Chapters receiving grants are required to submit a report one month after the event. Reports should include the date, location, number of attendees, marketing, costs and specifics of the event. This information will be used as best practices for other chapters to use. If your chapter is unable to fulfill this commitment, you may be ineligible for future grants.
  • Prior to submitting application, view complete eligibility requirements.

Deadlines and Important Dates 

  • May 31, 2016: Applications and supporting materials are due to ASDA central office
  • June 30, 2016: Council on Membership will select grant winners and chapters will be notified
  • Dec. 31, 2016: Deadline for chapters to hold their events
  • Jan. 31, 2017: Reports due from all chapters who earned grants

2015 Grant Recipients 


Chapter Website Grant

Many chapters face technical and/or financial barriers to creating a chapter website. Chapters that are limited by their resources may be unable to provide an online channel to communicate with members or to recruit non-members (including predentals). To help chapters communicate effectively with its members, ASDA introduced this chapter website grant.

Purpose of the Grant
This grant is intended to help chapters fund the creation or redesign of a chapter website. Up to three $600 grants will be awarded to ASDA chapters to create or upgrade a chapter website in 2015. Funds cannot be used to create district or special event websites. The application period for this year's grants has ended. 

 2016 Grant Recipients 

  • East Carolina
  • Indiana
  • Oregon

LGN Special Event Grant

Have an idea for an advocacy event? The LGN Special Event Grant is available to help you plan the advocacy event that works best for your chapter or region. Whether you want to coordinate a state lobby day, implement an advocacy academy or create a new event, this grant is available to encourage any and all advocacy events at the local level.

Purpose of the Grant
This grant is intended to support advocacy efforts at the local level. A maximum of $500 will be awarded per grant submission, and up to six grants will be awarded. The application period for this year's grants has ended. 

2016 Grant Recipients 

  • Louisiana
  • Detroit Mercy
  • Creighton
  • Oklahoma
  • Arizona

Taking Oral Hygiene Awareness to Rural & Underserved America – Chapter Event Grant

Oral hygiene education and preventive dental care are effective and inexpensive ways to improve the quality of a patient’s life. Many children living in rural and underserved communities face difficulties accessing oral healthcare. There are often no dental schools within close proximity.

Purpose of the Grant
Up to five $500 grants will be awarded to ASDA chapters to help fund oral hygiene education initiatives implemented by predoctoral ASDA members with faculty supervision. This grant supports ASDA Current Statements of Position H-1: Student Involvement in Public Health in Dentistry and H-6: Student Outreach to Underserved Populations.

2016 Grant Recipients 

AGD Pacific Dental Services Heartland Dental


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