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DTA Foundation Dental Student Scholarship

Recognizing a Commitment to Community Service

Applications for 2020 DTA Fouundation Scholarships is now closed!

Through the generous support of our donors, the DTA Foundation is proud to announce a new $25,000 dental student scholarship, in addition to eight new $10,000 scholarships, and up to 29 $5,000 dental student scholarships, to be awarded in 2020. The application process is now closed and applications are under review! 

If you are interested in applying for a DTA Foundation scholarship in 2021, click here to be added to our e-mailing list. 

Get ahead for next year's application by clicking here to view the eligbility and criteria guidelines! Applicants for next year's application must be in the class of 2022 or class of 2023 at a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, with demonstrated financial need, have a commitment to community service and be in good academic standing with their university.



Congratulations to the 2019 DTA Foundation Scholarship Winners! Click here to see a complete list of the 2019 scholarship recipients.



Click below on the image to listen to this podcast for more information on the DTA Foundation scholarship program!







DTA Foundation Scholarship Program History:

The Robert J. Sullivan Family Foundation created a restricted fund with the DTA Foundation with an initial donation of $125,000 to support its 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. Two $5,000 scholarships were given out in 2012.

Thanks to additional contributions from the Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund and Crown Seating, the DTA Foundation was able to provide a total of four $5,000 scholarships in 2013.

As a result of a renewed commitment from the Robert J. Sullivan Family Foundation in 2013, a total of nine $5,000 scholarships were given out in 2014.

The DTA Foundation scholarship program experienced growth once again in 2015 with a generous gift from an anonymous donor, allowing ten $5,000 scholarships to be funded.

Thanks to ongoing support from the Robert J. Sullivan Family Foundation, the Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund, Crown Seating, and an anonymous donor, ten $5,000 scholarships were awarded in 2016.