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.

Please complete the form below to apply for a scholarship. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm on December 31, 2014. TIP: Your user session of this page may expire while you write your essay and you will lose your work. Compose your essay in another program and then return to this page to paste your essay into the essay field below.
  • In 500 words or less, please describe the details of your situation and how this scholarship will help you stay in school.
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