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Meet The 2017 DTA Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Please join us in congratulating the 2017 DTA Foundation scholarship recipients. Each year the DTA Foundation selects the most deserving, community-oriented third or fourth year dental student to receive a $5,000 scholarship. Thanks to your generous donations, the foundation was able to fund a record-setting 27 scholarships in 2017.

The purpose of the scholarship program is to recognize dental students who have an established commitment to community service by providing $5,000 in financial support to a third or fourth year dental student who has demonstrated:

  • Academic excellence in dentistry;
  • Financial need; and
  • A commitment to community service.

Each U.S. dental school dean had the opportunity to nominate one student from their school.

DTA Foundation/Aseptico Inc. Scholarship Recipient:

Arley Medrano, University of Washington School of Dentistry

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DTA Foundation/Blasdell Family Scholarship Recipient:

Chelsey Allen, Midwestern University - Glendale, Az.

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DTA Foundation/Bruns & Associates Scholarship Recipient:

Darron Miya, UCLA School of Dentistry

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DTA Foundation/Cohen Amsterdam Educational Foundation Scholarship Recipient:

Aileen Almonte, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

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DTA Foundation/Crown Seating Scholarship Recipient:

Keyachtta Hawkins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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DTA Foundation/Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund Scholarship Recipient:

Elizabeth Betances, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

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DTA Foundation/Midmark Corporation Scholarship Recipient:

Kelsie Pittel, The University of Michigan School of Dentistry

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DTA Foundation/Parrish Family Scholarship Recipient:

Ivy Vuong, University of California, San Francisco-UCSF School of Dentistry

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DTA Foundation/Patterson Dental Supply Scholarship Recipient:

Stuart Tucker, Creighton University School of Dentistry

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DTA Foundation/PDT Inc. Scholarship Recipient:

Peter Mortenson, University of Utah School of Dentistry

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DTA Foundation/Procter & Gamble Scholarship Recipient:

Sarah Specht, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

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DTA Foundation/Robert J. Sullivan Family Foundation Scholarship Recipients:

Kathleen Aguilar, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

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Stephanie Brown, Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry

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Nathan Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry

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Amir Karimi, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

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Amanda Settle, University of Maryland School of Dentistry

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Virginia Velez, University of Texas Health School of Dentistry at Houston

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Taylor Vracar, University of Florida College of Dentistry

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DTA Foundation/Young Innovations Scholarship Recipient:

Sara Mogenson, Marquette University School of Dentistry

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DTA Foundation Scholarship Recipients:

Seon Gyeong (Lisa) Park, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

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Mannhu Iglesias, West Virginia University

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Toni Jilka, University of Nevada School of Dental Medicine

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Natalie Okuhara, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugong School of Dentistry

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Ron Marquez, University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Dentistry

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Leslie Pence, East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine

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Bailey Proft, The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

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Cayla Ray, A.T. Still University: Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health

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