Dr. Anastasia Pre-Dental and Dental Student Scholarship

Funded by
Anastasia Talalenko
Learn more about the Donor
$500
1 winner
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
7
Application Deadline
Dec 11, 2020
Winners Announced
Jan 7, 2021
Education Level
Graduate, Undergraduate

While pursuing a degree in dental medicine typically means taking on a lot of debt, dental education scholarships are scarce.

Between the Dental Admission Test, school applications, and dental school tuition, dental students are typically left with few options other than to take on substantial student loans to complete their education.

To help combat this, this scholarship is for students who are passionate about oral health and teeth! It will go to an undergraduate or graduate applicant who is currently pursuing or who plans to pursue a career in the dental profession and is serious about attaining their doctoral degree.

It’s for someone who wants to help other people!

The scholarship can be used to cover costs associated with dental school including tuition, applications, and test fees.

Healthcare
Selection Criteria:
Essay, Impact

Scholarship application

Essay Topic

Tell me about YOU! What do you do now? What pulled you towards the dental field?

100–300 words

Winning Application

Loreal Williams
Tufts UniversityBoston, MA
I am a second-year dental student at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. When I was 9 years old I decided that I would one day become a dentist simply because of how much I enjoyed visiting my pediatric dentist. My shadowing experiences throughout college helped me to see how diverse and intimate dentistry is. Not only do I get to interact with people from such different backgrounds, but I also have the opportunity to impact each individual uniquely. Whether I am alleviating pain that's been stopping them from enjoying their favorite meal, altering their smile to make them feel the confidence they've always dreamed of, or detecting a finding in their oral cavity that leads to the diagnosis of an underlying condition, I will be able to say that I positively changed the trajectory of a person's life in some way. Throughout my lifetime, I have found that a healthy and beautiful smile can play a major role in the way in which individuals perceive themselves. During the summer of 2017, I was able to serve as a dental assistant at the Remote Area Medical Clinic that serves individuals living in rural areas in which proper healthcare is not as easily accessible as it is for suburban and urban populations. I saw this experience as one of my most impactful acts of service because it was there that my passion for restoring and producing healthy smiles took shape. Simply seeing how much of an impact my team’s compassion and expertise had on the patients’ confidence levels further solidified my desire to become a dentist. Essentially, I will be able to transform the lives of very diverse individuals by mending dental issues that can affect both their physical and mental health.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Dec 11, 2020. Winners will be announced on Jan 7, 2021.