The Michigan Dental Association Foundation awards scholarships annually to dental, dental hygiene and dental assisting students. We believe that the people of Michigan deserve exceptional dental health professionals. Your financial donation can help to make this happen.

MDA Foundation scholarships are all are need based funds. Need is determined by the FAFSA on file at the school. The MDA Foundation does not require the forms, as the recommendation serves as verification.

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Robert Mitus, DDS Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by Sept. 30, 2022.

Eligibility:

  • D3, D4, and senior hygiene students at all qualified and accredited educational institutions.
  • Open to U.S. citizens only.
  • 3.2 GPA.

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John G. Nolen, DDS Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by Sept. 30, 2022.

Eligibility:

  • D3 students attending the University of Michigan.
  • Open to U.S. citizens only.
  • 3.2 GPA.

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George Bletsas, DDS Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by Sept. 30, 2022.

Eligibility:

  • D3 students attending the University of Detroit Mercy.
  • Open to U.S. citizens only.
  • 3.0 GPA.

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MDA Insurance & Financial Group Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by Sept. 30, 2022.

Eligibility:

  • D3 or D4 students attending the University of Michigan.
  • Open to U.S. citizens only.
  • 3.2 GPA.

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William Schumann, DDS Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by Sept. 30, 2022.

Eligibility:

  • D3 or D4 students attending the University of Detroit Mercy.
  • Open to U.S. citizens only.
  • 3.2 GPA.

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Genesee District Dental Society Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by Sept. 30, 2022.

Eligibility:

  • Dental and hygiene students from Genesee County; D3, D4 preferred; any level hygiene.
  • Written 300-word essay explaining how this scholarship will help applicant attain educational goals.
  • Open to U.S. citizens only.
  • 3.2 GPA.

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Dr. Ray Gist Student Leadership Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by Sept. 30, 2022.

Eligibility:

  • D3, D4 under-represented student populations attending the University of Michigan or the University of Detroit Mercy.
  • D2 eligible only if D3 or D4 is not nominated.
  • U.S. citizens a first priority, others welcome to apply.
  • 3.0 GPA.

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Kinra Endodontic Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by Sept. 30, 2022.

Eligibility:

  • D3, D4 dental student at the University of Michigan interested in attending endodontic school.
  • All qualified students welcome to apply.
  • 3.2 GPA.

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Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Meraw Periodontal Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by Sept. 30, 2022.

Eligibility:

  • University of Detroit Mercy or University of Michigan periodontal graduate student.
  • Scholarship may follow the recipient for the two-year periodontal graduate program.
  • Open to U.S. citizens only.
  • 3.2 GPA.

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Washtenaw District Dental Society Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by Sept. 30, 2022.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a Washtenaw County resident.
  • D4 student in good standing at the University of Detroit Mercy or the University of Michigan.
  • 500-word personal statement as to why applicant qualifies and is applying for the scholarship.
  • Available to neighboring county residents if no Washtenaw County resident is nominated.
  • 3.2 GPA.

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Dr. and Mrs. Gary Jeffers Scholarship Fund

Completed applications must be received by Sept. 30, 2022.

Eligibility:

  • D2 student or above in good standing attending dental school at the University of Detroit Mercy.
  • Must have established record of involvement to organized dentistry.
  • Must have a commitment to serving vulnerable populations.
  • 500-word essay describing current involvement in organized dentistry and future plans.
  • 3.4 GPA.

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MDAA-MDAF Dental Assisting Student Scholarship

Completed applications must be received by March 1 each year.

Eligibility:

  • Those students established in a dental assisting program accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation, which meets the Michigan Board of Dentistry’s requirement for eligibility to take the Registered Dental Assistant exam.
  • An essay providing a brief history of the applicant including how scholarship funds would be used, professional goals, an expression of interest or involvement in organized dentistry and how they
    may see themselves committing to serving and caring for underserved communities and patients.
  • 2.5 GPA.

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