Based on the research done by the American Dental Association Journal in 2005, the percentage of female dentists is just 14%. The numbers hopefully will be increasing in 2020 to become about 29%. It is just like the numbers of practitioners in other medical disciplines that are dominated by men. Such reality makes some dental schools provide special dental scholarships for women. It hopefully can increase the numbers of female students in the dental schools that commonly have high cost of school fees. You can find the dental schools with scholarships for women below.
Dr. Bessie Elizabeth Delaney Female Dental Scholarships
Dr. Bessie Elizabeth Delaney is a former dentist, an initiate in the movement of civil rights, and also an author. The National Dental Association wants to honor the female dentist by releasing the Dr. Bessie Elizabeth Delaney Award as much as $10,000. The dental scholarship is given to those who are following postgraduate dental degree. To apply the scholarship, someone should be a United States citizen and a member of National Dental Association. The applicant has to submit an application letter for the scholarships, curriculum vitae, and two recommendation letters. Besides, the program director of the student should also give the nomination that the applicants are eligible to get the award. After the requirements are completed, the applicant should submit them via website of National Dental Association.
Eleanor J. Bushee Memorial Female Dental Scholarships
Eleanor J. Bushee was the American Association of Women Dentists president. To honor of her works is the reason why this scholarship is launched. The women dental scholarships will be given to those who have qualified leadership demonstrations and have high academic value. The students’ school dean will choose the winners of the scholarships and you have to be a member of American Association of Women Dentists. Dental Scholarships are regularly launched by the dental school every year in different types and sums of the incentives; based on the funds gotten from the organization funding.
Enid A. Neidle Three Months Education Program
This dental scholarship will be given to some members of female dental faculty. It will be the incentives for attending the education program in American Dental Education Association as long as three months in Washington DC. The students will learn about dental issues related to women and the female educators in dental schools. As long as three months of the educational program, each of the attendees will get $6,000; living expenses and travel included. The scholarships will be given to the members of American Dental Education Association and dental schools. To apply the scholarship, the students should attach an essay that writes about the benefits of the program for career goals of the candidates.
Short term Training Awards of Craniofacial Research and National Dental Institute
This scholarship is sponsored and funded by American Dental Association, Craniofacial Research and the National Institute of Dental. The money of the scholarships will be used by students to do researches while educated in the school. The applicants must be a dental school’s student and the citizen of United States.
* “Journal of the American Dental Association”; Male and Female Practice Patterns; Michael A. del Aguila, et al.; 2005
* National Dental Association: Dr. Bessie Elizabeth Delaney Award
* American Association of Women Dentists: Eleanor J. Bushee Memorial Award
* American Dental Education Association: Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence Program
* American Dental Association: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Short-Term Training Awards
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