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2019 Scholarship Winners Announced!

Dental Trade Alliance Foundation Announces  Dental Student Scholarship Recipients

WASHINGTON, DC / JUNE 2019 - The DTA Foundation is proud to announce its 2019 scholarship recipients. Each year the DTA Foundation selects the most deserving, community-oriented rising third- or fourth-year dental students to receive a $5,000 scholarship.  Please join us in congratulating the 2019 scholarship recipients.


DTA Foundation/Crosstex International Inc. Scholarship Recipients:

Karishma Manji, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

DTA Foundation/P&R Dental Strategies Scholarship Recipients:

Rumman Hossain, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

DTA Foundation/Sunstar Scholarship Recipients:

Casandra Barnes, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston

DTA Foundation/Septodont, Inc. Scholarship Recipients:

Monica Lobo, University of Maryland School of Dentistry

DTA Foundation/Zirc Company Scholarship Recipients:

Reisa Rara, Western University of Health Sciences CDM

DTA Foundation/NSK Dental Scholarship Recipients:

Mitchell Westberg, Indiana University School of Dentistry

DTA Foundation/Meisinger USA Scholarship Recipients:

Jaiden Mercer, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health

DTA Foundation/Aseptico Inc. Scholarship Recipient:

Jessica Latimer, University of Washington School of Dentistry

DTA Foundation/Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hinch Scholarship Recipient:

Marcel Fundora, University of Florida College of Dentistry

DTA Foundation/Herb Wolfe Scholarship Recipient:

Steven Vassell, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

DTA Foundation/Jim & Debbie Breslawski Scholarship Recipient:

Christina Nuñez, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

DTA Foundation/Benco Dental Scholarship Recipient:

Marie-Elena Cronin, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

DTA Foundation/Midway Dental Scholarship Recipients:

Morgan Celistan, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine

Madison Riggs, University of Missouri - Kansas City

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

Cody Novotny, Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College

DTA Foundation/Midmark Corporation Scholarship Recipient:

Vanessa Short, Ohio State College of Dentistry

DTA Foundation/Scott & Loni Parrish Scholarship Recipients:

Christy Tran, Midwestern University - College of Dental Medicine

Albert Ngo, University of California, San Francisco-UCSF School of Dentistry

DTA Foundation/Patterson Dental Supply Scholarship Recipient:

Alyssa Spilski, University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics

DTA Foundation/PDT Inc. Scholarship Recipient:

Julia Shelbourn, University of Nevada – Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine

DTA Foundation/Bob & Abby Savage Scholarship Recipients:

Briana Brazile, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Crystal Fuller, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

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

Caitlin Melvin, East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine

Anthony Acuña, Marquette University School of Dentistry

DTA Foundation/Young Innovations Scholarship Recipient:

Tiffany Chang, UCLA School of Dentistry


About the Scholarships

DTA Foundation’s scholarship program recognizes dental students who have an established commitment to community service by providing $5,000 in financial support to a rising 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 is encouraged to nominate one student from their school.


About Dental Trade Alliance Foundation (DTA Foundation)

DTA Foundation’s mission is to increase access to and utilization of oral health care by broadening literacy of oral health’s impact on overall health. Find out more about the DTA Foundation at