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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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The scholarships listed below are available to students currently enrolled in either the traditional dental hygiene program or the online completion degree program.  Application enrollment period: February 1 - 28, 2018. 

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Alice K. Weed Endowment for Dental Hygiene

Alice K. Weed

Professor Alice K. Weed taught for twenty–four years in the Dental Hygiene Department of Minnesota State University, Mankato. As a student, Alice earned an A.S. in Dental Hygiene, a BS in Open Studies, and a MS in Health Science: Community Health, all at MSU. Upon her retirement in 1998, Alice established an endowment to further support Dental Hygiene Education at MSU.

Alice has been deemed a "mover and shaker" at establishing assistance to the underserved. During her tenure as a professor she implemented an annual externship to Native American reservations. Alice initiated the first partnerships between Dental Hygiene students and long–term care facilities. Students are able to provide a service and gain experience by providing free oral health care to nursing home residents. Alice also instigated a "special needs" class so students within her department would learn how to serve individuals with disabilities.

Alice pursued private funding to cover the cost of providing free health care in the community. She exemplifies service to mankind and has demonstrated exceptional dedication to humanitarian contributions and achievements.

In keeping with her community service traditions, Alice established an endowment for dental hygiene students who share her same ideals: leadership, community service, and volunteer activities. Alice wishes to recognize these individuals with this particular award.

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MSU Foundation Scholarship

A minimum of one junior and one senior student will be selected based on financial need only. These students must be funding at least 50% of their education themselves and must currently hold a part–time job. The junior will use the money towards SS tuition and the senior will receive a check and the money will be used for regional board expenses.

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ADA Scholarship - added 1/22/17

ADA Foundation Accepting Applications for its Allied Dental Student Scholarship Program
The ADA Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Allied Dental Student Scholarship Program. This program provides scholarships of $1,000 to dental hygiene, dental assisting and dental laboratory technology students. See the individual scholarship guidelines on the ADAF website for complete information:

A total of 30 Allied Dental Scholarships will be awarded in 2017 as follows:
-15 Dental Hygiene Scholarships
-10 Dental Assisting Scholarships
-Five Dental Laboratory Technology Scholarships

New this year, students will apply for the Allied Dental Student Scholarship on their own and connect with school officials via the online application system for additional information. More than one student per school, per program may apply. The ADAF will award up to one scholarship to each school for each program. (Up to one application for the Dental Hygiene Scholarship Program, up to one application for the Dental Assisting Scholarship Program, and up to one application for the Dental Laboratory Technology Scholarship Program, if a school offers all three programs).

This year the scholarship application process is electronic, and paper applications will not be accepted. Complete scholarship applications are due Friday, March 10, 2017.

To apply visit the following URL and create a new user account:

For specific questions contact Tracey Schilligo, Grants Manager at or 312.440.2763.
Tracey N. Schilligo, MS, CFRE
Manager, ADA Foundation Grants Program
ADA Foundation
American Dental Association  211 E. Chicago Ave.  Chicago,  IL 60611

In addition, be sure to check the available scholarships offered by the American Dental Hygienists' Association (typically due February 1st)