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. The scholarship application period for dental and dental hygiene students opens in mid-July and concludes Sept. 30 of each year.


MDAA-MDAF Dental Assisting Student Scholarship

Completed applications are submitted directly to the Michigan Dental Assistants Association and must be received by March 1 each year.


    • 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.