American Dental Assistant Association - Juliette A. Southard Oral B. Laboratories Scholarship (ID 1352)
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- Juliette A. Southard/Oral-B Education Scholarship Program, named for the founder of the American Dental Assistants Association, is underwritten by Oral-B, ADAA and volunteer donations. Established in 1929, the program awards scholarships to dental assisting students and dental assistants interested in furthering their education in the field of dental assisting.
Available to students who are enrolled in a dental assisting program or applicable courses aimed at furthering a career in dental assisting.
Applicant must be an ADAA member or ADAA student member.
- American Dental Assistants Association
- 35 East Wacker Drive Suite 1730
- (312) 541-1550
- Toll Free:
- 1 (877) 874-3785
- (312) 541-1496
a. Candidates must be high school graduates; or hold a GED; or be 18 years of age to be eligible for consideration.
b. Scholarships are available to students who are enrolled in a dental assisting program or applicable courses aimed at furthering a career in dental assisting. Applicant must be an ADAA member or ADAA student member.
c. Transcripts of applicant’s current academic record are required, including college level credits and any current dental assisting program credits.
i. Examples of acceptable proof of grades to include a computer generated print-out signed by the director; or grades on program stationery if signed by the director.
ii. One official transcript copy is sufficient
iii. Verification of student status must be submitted on program letterhead and signed by the director or another school official.
d. Two letters of reference are required: one from a dental professional endorsing the applicant’s qualities pertinent to dental assisting, such as personality, organizational skills, ability to meet people, and the ability to accept responsibility; the other from a person of the applicant’s own choice endorsing integrity and conscientiousness with a brief summary of the applicant’s cooperative and leadership skills.
e. Applicant must submit a letter of intent to pursue a long-range career in dental assisting.
f. Applicant must assume the responsibility of determining whether all supporting documents have been received by the American Dental Assistants Association by the deadline date of March 15 of each year.
g. In the event a scholarship recipient withdraws from school before completing the course of study, the scholarship will be regarded as a non-interest bearing loan and is to be repaid to the Juliette A. Southard/Oral-B Education Scholarship Program.
h. Candidates will be considered on the basis of academic achievement, ability and interest in the career of dental assisting.
i. All electronically submitted documentation must be typed. All supporting documentation must be sent electronically via email. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.
j. Recipient shall not be an employee of the ADAA.
- Special Criteria:
a. Ten Scholarships in the amount of $750.00 each (if financially feasible), will be awarded through an evaluation process, to the highest scoring dental assistants or dental assisting students.
b. Applications shall be submitted electronically via email using MS Word v. 98 or later to the email/mail address listed on the awards nomination form by 11:59 p.m. (CST) March15. It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact central office if a mail or email confirmation for receipt of nomination materials is not received. .
c. Every effort will be made to award the scholarship by June 1.
d. All documentation must be submitted as one packet.
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