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Meet The 2018 DTA Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Join us in congratulating the 2018 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.

The purpose of the scholarship program is to recognize third or fourth year dental student who has demonstrated academic excellence in dentistry, financial need and a commitment to community service by providing $5,000 in financial support . Each year the DTA Foundation selects the most deserving, community-oriented third or fourth year dental student to receive a $5,000 scholarship. 

The DTA Foundation Scholarship program began in 2012. The Robert J. Sullivan Family Foundation created a restricted fund with the DTA Foundation with an initial donation of $125,000 to support efforts to improve dental education in the United States. The donation was made to honor the late Robert Sullivan and his love for the dental industry coupled with his strong connection to dental education. The scholarship program has continued to grow with contributions from the named scholoarship donors and multiple Fund-A-Future donors. Thanks to your generous donations, the foundation was able to fund a record-setting 34 scholarships in 2018, recipients listed below.

 

 

Scott and Lonnie Parrish Scholarship Recipient​:

 Alex Rauchle

 University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dukgoni School of Dentistry

 

Aseptic Scholarship Recipient:

 Andrea Akabike 

 University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry

 

Midway Scholarship Recipient: 

 Austin Goodyke

 University of Michigan School of Dentistry

 

 

Benco Dental Scholarship Recipients:

 Soo Yoo

 NYU College of Dentistry

 

 Basem Gayed

 University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

 

 Benjamin Droney,

 Touro College of Dental Medicine

 

 

Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund Scholarship Recipient:

 Christopher Lai

 University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

 

 

 

Aegis Dental Network Scholarship Recipients:

 Claudia Garcia

 Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

 

 Kathryn Michelle Pawlak

 University of Maryland School of Dentistry

 

 

 

Procter and Gamble Scholarship Recipient:

 Gabriel Quinones-Betancourt

 Ohio State University College of Dentistry

 

 

Patterson Dental Scholarship Recipient:

 Heather Holt

 University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

 

 

 

Midmark Dental Scholarship Recipient:

 Itamar Carter

 Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine

 

 

 

Young Innovations Scholarship Recipient:

 JaTerra Ross

 Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine

 

 

 

Bob and Abby Savage Scholarship Recipients:

 Jiwon Lim

 East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine

 

 Sarah Spaltenstein

 University of North Carolina

 

 

Crown Seating Scholarship Recipient​:

  Karderro D. Dixon

 Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

 

PSA Scholarship Recipient:

 Lisa V. Kwarteng

 University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

 

Septodont Scholarship Recipient: 

 Miranda Kalaskey

 West Virginia School of Dentistry

 

 

PDT Scholarship Recipients:

 Kelly Elizabeth Binding

 Roseman University College of Dental Medicine

 

 

 Stormi Okerman

University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

 

 

DTA Foundation Scholarship Recipients:

 Lauren Pinkus

 Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine

 

 Deepti Shroff Karhade

 Harvard School of Dental Medicine

 

 Flora Yen,

 University of Iowa College of Dentistry

 

 Raymond Dawkins

 University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

 Sarah Brusko

 VCU School of Dentistry

 

 Shahd Nawari

 University of Florida College of Dentistry

 

 Taylor Velasquez

 Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health

 

 

Robert J. Sullivan Family Foundation Scholarship Recipients:

 Grant Ross

 LECOM School of Dentistry

 

 Kayla Hanna

 University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry

 

 Laura C. Daza

 Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

 

 

 Maria Rose Dreeszen

 Creighton University School of Dentistry

 

 Olumide Olowokere

 Texas A&M College of Dentistry

 

 Walter Fuentes

 UCLA School of Dentistry

 

 Zehra Meykadeh

 University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston