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Jessica Sliger

Scholarship Type: 
DTA Foundation/Robert J. Sullivan Family Foundation
University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry

After a career of teaching at-risk students, Ms. Sliger decided she wanted to make a different kind of positive impact on her community by becoming a dentist.

“I wouldn’t be me without reaching a hand out to others,” she stated in her application. “It’s a part of who I am, and I feel thankful to the dental school for giving me the many chances to serve. I smile knowing that I am already making a positive impact on my campus. Someday when I work in a community clinic, I will need to advocate for my patients and their families. I will be responsible for building awareness in the community as well as for meeting with political figures about how to best fund the services for my population of patients.”