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Scholarship Recipients

The Michigan Dental Association Foundation has announced its student scholarship awardees for 2014.

The MDA Foundation provides much-needed financial support to students in Michigan enrolled in dental, dental hygiene, and dental assisting programs. As the cost of dental education continues to increase, scholarships help to defray expenses for those students who qualify, based on academic record, community service, leadership, and financial need.

Each year the MDA Foundation awards its Robert Mitus Scholarship, John G. Nolen Scholarship, George L. Bletsas Scholarship, and Bill Schumann Scholarship to outstanding students.

The students in our schools today are the dental professionals and leaders of tomorrow. Financial support now can help build a lifetime of success. The MDA Foundation is able to continue these effective dental student programs, thanks to your generous support.


Robert Mitus Scholarships

  • Brandon Shoukri, D3 student, University of Michigan
  • Jessica Schwarz, D3 student, University of Michigan
  • Jacob Williams, D3 student, University of Michigan
  • Heidi Heers, dental hygiene student, Kellogg Community College
  • Maryam Masood, dental hygiene student, Lansing Community College
  • Kelsie Brown, dental assisting student, Northwestern Michigan College
  • Kelsey Turner, dental assisting student, Northwestern Michigan College

John G. Nolen Scholarship

  • Saliah Miles, D3 student, University of Michigan

Bill Schumann Scholarship

  • Alexandra Martella, D4 student, University of Detroit Mercy

MDA Insurance & Financial Group Scholarship

  • Whitney Yahn, D4 student, University of Michigan

Apply for a Scholarship

The Michigan Dental Association Foundation awards scholarships annually to dental, dental hygiene and dental assisting students. We believe that the people of Michigan deserve exceptional oral health professionals. If you're interested in applying for a Michigan Dental Foundation scholarship, click on the link below.


You Can Help

Each year the MDA Foundation awards its Robert Mitus Scholarship, John G. Nolen Scholarship, George L. Bletsas Scholarship, and Bill Schumann Scholarship to outstanding students in dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental assisting. Generous donations from you help make funding for these scholarships possible. Would you like to help?

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