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    Scholarships

    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 dental health professionals. Your financial donation can help to make this happen.


    Robert Mitus, DDS Scholarship

    Completed applications must be received by September 30, 2016.

    Eligibility:

    • D3, D4, senior hygiene and assisting students; and
    • a fully accredited university or college.


    John G. Nolen, DDS Scholarship

    Completed applications must be received by September 30, 2016.

    Eligibility:

    • D3 dental student; and
    • full-time dental student at the University of Michigan.


    George Bletsas, DDS Scholarship

    Completed applications must be received by September 30, 2016.

    Eligibility:

    • D3 dental student; and
    • full-time dental student at the University of Detroit Mercy.


    MDA Insurance & Financial Group Scholarship

    Completed applications must be received by September 30, 2016.

    Eligibility:

    • D4 dental student;
    • full-time dental student at the University of Michigan;
    • member of the American Dental Association; and
    • plan to practice in the State of Michigan.


    William Schumann, DDS Scholarship

    Completed applications must be received by September 30, 2016.

    Eligibility:

    • D4 dental student;
    • full-time dental student at the University of Detroit Mercy;
    • member of the American Dental Association; and
    • plan to practice in the state of Michigan.


    Genesee District Dental Society Scholarship

    Completed applications must be received by September 30, 2016.

    Eligibility:

    • Resident of Genesee County and/or a graduate of a Genesee County high school;
    • demonstrated financial need based of FAFSA form;
    • written 300-word essay explaining how this scholarship will help the applicant attain his/her educational goal;
    • minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale; and
    • applicant must be currently enrolled in an education program accredited by the American Dental Association.


    Dr. Ray Gist Student Leadership Scholarship

    Completed applications must be received by September 30, 2016.

    Eligibility:

    • D3 or D4 year dental student in the state of Michigan; and
    • under represented demographically.


    Kinra Endodontic Scholarship

    Completed applications must be received by September 30, 2016.

    Eligibility:

    • D3, D4 dental student; and
    • full-time dental student at the University of Michigan.


    Dr. and Mrs. Steven Meraw Periodontal Scholarship

    Completed applications must be received by September 30, 2016.

    Eligibility:

    • Periodontology student in good standing finishing the first year of the graduate program;
    • member of the Michigan Dental Association and American Academy of Periodontology; and
    • full-time enrollment at the University of Detroit Mercy or University of Michigan.


    Our Stories

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    Debra J. Bassett RDH, BHS

    Debra J. Bassett RDH, BHS

    "In September 2013, Miles of Smiles received $5,000 from the MDA Foundation. We rely on grantors and greatly appreciate their generosity. The award significantly helped us to provide dental services to the uninsured children of Ottawa County."

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    Your Gifts Make an Impact

    A gift to the Michigan Dental Association Foundation helps charitable programs and services improve the dental health of Michigan citizens. Please consider making a monthly or one-time gift to the Foundation and Make a Difference Give a Smile.

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