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According to ADEA, the average dental student graduates with more than $250,000 of debt. The following is a non-exhaustive list of scholarships available to dental students (and a few for predentals) to help alleviate the cost of dental school. Members are encouraged to do their own research for additional scholarship opportunities.

If your organization offers a scholarship toward dental school tuition that you’d like to see listed on this page ($1,000 minimum), please contact Marketing Manager Kasia Chalko at Kasia@ASDAnet.org.

For dental students
For predentals 

View other funding opportunities:
Repayment programs
Non-tuition offerings 

Scholarships for current dental students

ADA Foundation Dental Student Scholarship
Who: all eligible dental students (must be a U.S. citizen) enrolled in accredited U.S. dental schools. Must demonstrate a financial need and minimum GPA of 3.25 out of a 4.0. (Limit of three applicants per school)
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: November

ADA Foundation Underrepresented Minority Dental Student Scholarship
Who: African American, Hispanic and American Indian/Alaska Native dental students (must be a U.S. citizen) enrolled in accredited U.S. dental schools. Must demonstrate a financial need and minimum GPA of 3.25 out of a 4.0. (Limit of five applicants per school)
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: November

ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarship for Dental Students Pursuing Academic Careers
Who: Must be an ADEA individual member enrolled in a predoctoral dental program at an ADEA member institution, with a demonstrated interested in a career in dental education
Amount: $5,500 ($4,500 for tuition, $500 to subsidize travel to ADEA Annual Session, $500 to subsidize travel to visit the Procter & Gamble Research Center in Mason, OH)
Deadline: November

ADEA/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Preventive Dentistry Scholarship
Who: Must be an ADEA individual member enrolled full-time in a U.S. dental school, with a demonstrated interested in preventive dentistry. Must be nominated by dean or dean’s designate (limit of three nominations per school)
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: November

Chinese American Medical Society Scholarship Program
Who: Available to first-, second- or third-year dental students; credit given for work or research in support of health care in the Chinese community
Amount: $5,000 (non-renewable)
Deadline: April

Dental Trade Alliance Foundation Scholarships
Who: third- or fourth-year dental students with good academic standing and financial need. Dental school deans may nominate one student per school (individually submitted applications not accepted).
Amount: 10 awards of $5,000
Deadline: May

Hispanic Dental Association Foundation Scholarship
Who: Open to student members of the Hispanic Dental Association and the Hispanic Student Dental Association who have been accepted or are currently enrolled into an accredited dental program.
Amount: $2,000 (multiple scholarships available)
Deadline: September

Hispanic Dental Association Foundation Scholarship (third- and fourth-years)
Who: Open to dental student members of the Hispanic Dental Association and the Hispanic Student Dental Association who are currently enrolled in the third or fourth year of an accredited dental program.
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: September

Hispanic Dental Association Foundation Scholarship (Texas)
Who: Open to dental student members of the Hispanic Dental Association and the Hispanic Student Dental Association who are currently enrolled in an accredited dental program in the state of Texas.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: September

Hispanic Dental Association Foundation Scholarship (first-, second- and third-years)
Who: Open to dental student members of the Hispanic Dental Association and the Hispanic Student Dental Association who are currently enrolled in the first, second or third year of an accredited dental program.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: September

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship
Who: Currently enrolled dental students with one or more years of school remaining.
Amount: Ten $10,000 scholarships, thirty $5,000 scholarships and up to 20 scholarships ranging from $500-$2,500 will be awarded annually. All are non-renewable.
Deadline: June

State-by-state funding opportunities
ExploreHealthCareers.org offers a list of state-specific scholarship and repayment programs.

Scholarships for predentals

Crack the DAT Predental Scholarship
Who: Applicants are required to be enrolled full-time seeking a career in dentistry and at least a junior in college (or graduated).
Amount: 4 awards up to $1,000
Deadline: September

HOSA – Future Health Professionals scholarship
Who: HOSA members in high school or college to aspire to a career in dentistry
Amount: $1,000 - $2,000
Deadline: April

Kool Smiles Scholarship
Who: High school seniors, undergraduate or graduate students in a U.S. accredited institution.
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: September

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