One of the biggest problems for young dentists facing their future is student debt. Student debt can make it harder for dentists to make a living, set up their own practice, and locate in areas that are currently underserved by dentists.
To help young dentists, Dr. Nicolas Ravon and Dr. Scott Rice have come together to offer a scholarship for aspiring dental students. The $500 scholarship is easy to apply for.
How to Apply
In order to apply for the scholarship, you must be planning to study dentistry and plan to use the money to help cover costs related to your education. Eligible students should be:
- Interested in working in a dental field
- Taking pre-dentistry classes
- Planning to apply to dental school
In addition to the above, students qualify for the scholarship by submitting a 500-word essay on one of the following subjects:
- The relationship of healthy gums to overall health
- The importance of an attractive smile
Essays will be judged on their originality, factual correctness, and passion for dentistry, as well as their overall quality.
A complete application includes:
- Application form
- 500-word essay
- Name, address, phone number, and other contact information
- The program where you are or will be enrolled
Helping Students Thrive
Recent research has shown the negative impact student debt can have on the success of college graduates. According to a Gallup-Purdue University poll, graduates with the highest level of debt were significantly less likely to be thriving in virtually all areas of life than graduates who had no debt. Student debt affected not just financial well-being, but their physical well-being, their sense of community, and their sense of purpose.
Preventing student debt is essential to helping our next generation of dentists to thrive.