Student Scholarships

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The scholarship general application for the 2023-2024 will open November 1, 2023. Please follow the instructions below to apply for scholarships.

Click here to complete the General Scholarship Application. By filling out the General Scholarship Application you will automatically be considered for all scholarships that you are qualified for.

Community service hours must also be up to date with your Community Service Chair in order to be considered for scholarships. Community service hours will be provided to the scholarship committee by Student Affairs. Questions about community service should be directed to your Community Service Chair or to Student Affairs.

The Office of Academic Affairs will furnish the scholarship committee with applicants’ GPAs as of the start of the spring semester. The Office of Financial Aid will provide information relevant to determine eligibility for need-based scholarships for all applicants.

The general scholarship application and updated community service hours must be submitted by January 1, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Each applicant must also ask a faculty member to supply a faculty recommendation. The link to the faculty recommendation form can be found here: https://umbforms.wufoo.com/forms/z1cg3b7m14g06xn/. Faculty Recommendations are due January 8, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Notifications regarding scholarship selections will go out in early March.

Please contact SOD_Scholarships@umaryland.edu for any questions or concerns regarding the scholarship process.

Note: Receiving a scholarship may impact your total financial aid package. For questions, please reach out to the Office of Financial Aid.

Restricted Scholarships

Restricted scholarships are scholarships that are designated for a specific type of student, such as someone serving in the military, a resident of a specific state, a member of a specific club, etc. All applicants who apply to the general scholarship application will be automatically considered for these scholarships if they fit the designated requirements.

William L. & Victorine Q. Adams Foundation Scholarship Endowment  
Historically underrepresented minorities

This scholarship provides support for students who represent groups historically underrepresented in health professions as determined by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (currently Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino, and Asian) or other students who have demonstrated a commitment to dental service among historically underserved communities. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement and financial need.

Adams Foundation and Rodgers Family Fund Scholarship Endowment 
Historically underrepresented minorities

This scholarship provides support based on academic achievement and financial need, with preference given to historically underrepresented minorities. 

Baltimore Alumni Chapter, Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity Scholarship Endowment 
Senior students, community service focus

This is an endowed scholarship for two senior dental students enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to providing dental care in the local community.

Drs. Stanley E. Block, Philip L. Block and Joanne Block Rief Endowed Scholarship Fund 
Maryland residents

This endowed fund awards one or more scholarships to students from the State of Maryland enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

Lawrence I. Brant, DDS ’55 Scholarship Endowment 
Florida residents

Scholarship for students who were Florida residents and demonstrate financial need.

The Choe Family Scholarship Endowment  
Periodontics postgraduates with financial need

To provide endowed scholarship support for students enrolled in the Periodontics Graduate Program. Awarded based on demonstrated financial need.

Dr. Paul Corcoran and Mrs. Jean Corcoran, and Dr. Jeffrey Cooper and Mrs. Jean Cooper Scholarship Endowment  
Academic or life challenges

This scholarship provides support to students enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry who are facing academic or life challenges.

Adam Eisner, DDS '89 and Bradley Trattner, DDS '88, '90 Scholarship Endowment 
Military service commitment

Scholarship support is awarded to senior students based on a commitment to military service and academic excellence. A junior may be considered if no seniors have committed to military service.

Fusion Dental Group Scholarship Endowment for the University of Maryland School of Dentistry 
Junior and senior students demonstrating clinical excellence and leadership

This scholarship provides support for pre-doctoral students enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. The Spendable Income from the Fund will be used to provide scholarships to students who are at a junior or senior level in good standing with the School and who display the attributes of a professional capable of entering a dental group practice, specifically teamwork skills, clinical excellence, and leadership.

Dr. Leslie E. Grant Scholarship Endowment in Recognition of Mark Reynolds and Wilhelma Garner-Brown 
Historically underrepresented minorities

To support for students who represent groups historically underrepresented in health professions.

Frank L. and Anne E. Iber Endowment for the University of Maryland School of Dentistry  
Married students with financial need

This scholarship provides support for a student currently enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry who is married and demonstrates financial need.

Keeler Family Scholarship Endowment 
Washington Adventist University graduates

Endowed scholarship support for students enrolled at the School. Preference is given to students who have graduated from Washington Adventist University. Awarded based on academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

The Mel and Sharan Kushner Scholarship Endowment 
First-year students who attended Maryland undergraduate universities as Maryland residents

To provide endowed scholarship support for first-year dental students. To be eligible, recipients must have graduated from colleges or universities located in Maryland and completed their final undergraduate year treated as a Maryland in-state student for tuition purposes.

Dr. Henry Lee Scholarship Endowment 
Pursuing a career in General Dentistry

To provide endowed scholarship support for students enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry who intend to pursue a career in General Dentistry. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, community service, and financial need with careful and non-exclusive consideration being given to Chinese or Asian students who are academically ranked in the top half of their class. 

Christian Ludwig Memorial Scholarship Fund (Senior students with interest in Periodontics) 
Senior students with an interest in Periodontics

This scholarship is intended to provide one or more annual scholarships to members of the incoming senior dental class who demonstrate exceptional interest and achievement in Periodontics. Special recognition will be given each year to a member or members of the senior class who embody optimism, energy, charisma, and a complete love of life-qualities associated with the outstanding young man memorialized through this Fund.

Dr. Elton P. Maddox, Jr. Scholarship Endowment (SNDA Members)  
SNDA members

This scholarship provides endowed support for students enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement and demonstrated financial need to students who are members of the Student National Dental Association.

Dr. John A. Nespeca Scholarship Endowment (Oral Surgery)  
Pursuing a career in Oral Surgery

This scholarship will be awarded based on academic achievement and financial need to fourth-year students interested in oral surgery. Preference will be given to those who have clearly demonstrated high ethical standards.

Dr. Joseph Anthony Pennino Memorial Scholarship Fund 
DDS student with highest GPA

To provide scholarships to deserving students in the DDS program (the students with the highest GPA each year).

Dr. William M. Reed Scholarship Fund for Residents of the State of Delaware  
Delaware resident

This scholarship provides funds to supplement the out-of-state tuition difference for a Delaware resident to pursue a degree in dentistry.

Dr. Alex M. Rudewicz Scholarship Fund Endowment in Honor of the Class of 1965 (Senior students)  
D4 student

This scholarship provides support for fourth-year DDS students enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Students selected to receive the scholarship will be expected to attend a financial literacy course lasting at least two hours during their final year at the School.

Dr . Werner Seibel Scholarship Endowment 
Rising Seniors, leadership in school activities

To provide endowed support for rising seniors enrolled at UMSOD. Awarded based on participation and leadership in school activities.

Ronald M. Starr Family Scholarship Fund (Junior or Senior students) 
Juniors or seniors

This scholarship provides support for one or more junior or senior students enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

Carl H. and Etta C. Stoetzer Dental Education Fund 
Sophomores with scholastic ability

This need-based scholarship supports students who have completed their first year of study, have demonstrated their scholastic ability, and will thus be assured of continuing their studies toward the completion of their professional training.

James R. Swancar, D.D.S. Memorial Scholarship Endowment (Students from New England)  
New England resident

This scholarship provides endowed support for students enrolled at the School. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, with preference given to students who are from New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont). Determination of residency will be based on the home address provided by students upon application to their college or university attended first following secondary school.

Dennis M. Thome Memorial Scholarship Endowment (Sophomore students)  
Maryland resident, sophomores, financial need

The recipient of the Dennis M. Thome Memorial Scholarship Endowment must be a resident of Maryland and demonstrate financial need. After those criteria are met, the applicant with the highest-grade point average after completion of the first year of the Doctor of Dental Surgery program will receive the scholarship.

Drs. Tuan and Linh Tran Scholarship Endowment 
First-year students who attended Virginia undergraduate universities as Virginia residents

This scholarship provides support for first-year dental students. To be eligible, recipients must have graduated from colleges or universities located in Virginia and completed their final undergraduate year treated as a Virginia in-state student for tuition purposes. Scholarship(s) will be awarded and equally divided among all students who meet these criteria and will not be awarded based on financial need.

Howard Van Natta Memorial Scholarship Fund (Freshman students) 
Freshman students

This scholarship supports deserving first-year students at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, UMB selected by academics and financial need in memory of Dr. Howard Van Natta. Candidates eligible for selection must also be Maryland residents.

Thomas E. Wagner, DDS Memorial Scholarship (Married Students)  
Married students

This scholarship provides support for students who demonstrate financial need and who are legally married while attending the School.

General Scholarships

General scholarships are designated for anyone with financial need and typically require being in good academic standing. All applicants who apply to the general scholarship application will be considered for these scholarships if they fit the designated requirements.

Steve P. Afsahi, D.DS. ’87 Memorial Scholarship Endowment 

This scholarship provides endowed support for students enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

Calhoon Family Scholarship Endowment 

This fund provides endowed scholarship support for students enrolled at UMSOD.

Ronald M. Chaput, DDS Scholarship Endowment 

This scholarship provides support for DDS students who demonstrate financial need.

Chung Scholarship Endowment 

Scholarship support for students enrolled at the School. Scholarships will be awarded based on demonstrated financial need.

Dean's Scholarship Fund for Leadership & Excellence 

This scholarship will go to two students who excel academically inside of the classroom while also exhibiting promise as leaders within their class and the community.

Dr. Stuart and Sharon Eisman Scholarship Endowment 

To provide endowed scholarship support for students enrolled at UMSOD. Scholarships will be awarded based on demonstrated financial need.

Betty Emam and Alan Rahimi Scholarship Endowment 

Provide scholarship support for dental students based on academic achievement & financial need.

Dr. Kathleen T. Frankle Scholarship Endowment 

This fund provides scholarship support for students at UMSOD based on academic achievement and financial need.

Gaylord Fund 

This scholarship provides aid to students who are in good academic standing and who have proven financial need, in securing a dental education. Dr. Gaylord received an honorary degree from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1913.

University of Maryland Dental School General Scholarship Fund  

This scholarship provides endowed support for students enrolled in the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and financial need.

Russell Gigliotti Memorial Scholarship Fund  

This current use scholarship provides support to students enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry with preference given to students with the greatest financial need.

Russell Gigliotti Memorial Scholarship Fund (USM Common Trust)  

To provide one or more annual scholarships to pre-doctoral dental students enrolled at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland with selection based on outstanding academic achievement and financial need.

Dr. Charles W. Hennesey Scholarship Fund  

This scholarship provides support to students enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry who demonstrate a financial need and have an academic standing of at least 2.5 GPA.

Norman Highstein, DDS '52 and Howard Goldberg, DDS '53 Scholarship Endowment  

This fund will provide endowed support to students with financial need.

Jerome Hillard Memorial Scholarship Fund 

To provide endowed scholarship support for students enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Scholarships will be awarded based on demonstrated financial need.

Dr. Henry S. Hohouser Memorial Scholarship Fund  

This Scholarship provides support for students enrolled in the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

Wilson B. Lau Memorial Scholarship Endowment  

To provide endowed support for students enrolled in UMSOD based on academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

Paul B. Lavine '79 Endowed Scholarship 

This fund will provide support to a predoctoral student with financial need.

Dr. A. P. Lazauskas Endowed Scholarship Fund  

This scholarship provides support to dental students enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

Long Family Scholarship Endowment  

This scholarship provides endowed scholarship support for students enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement.

Clyde Virginius Matthews Memorial Scholarship Fund 

Need-based scholarship for students at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

Dr. Elizabeth S. and Dr. William B. Powell Endowed Scholarship Fund  

This scholarship supports one or more students at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

Jack & Nancy Reynolds Scholarship Endowment 

This fund provides endowed scholarship support for students based on demonstrated financial need.

Myron H. And Bernice K. Sachs Scholarship Fund  

This fund annually awards financial support in the form of a scholarship to a deserving student or students to assist with their education at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Annual scholarship awarded to students in a DDS program or post-graduate program.

The W. King Smith, D.D.S., '65 Scholarship Endowment 

Provide endowed scholarship support for students based on demonstrated financial need.

Dr. Lamon A. Stewart Memorial Scholarship Endowment for the UM School of Dentistry  

This scholarship provides endowed support for students enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need.

Bill E. Taylor, DDS '61 Scholarship Endowment 

This scholarship provides endowed support for students enrolled at the UMSOD.

Vincent and Darlene Tran Family Scholarship Endowment 

Endowed scholarship support for students enrolled at the School. Awarded based on demonstrated financial need.

Thomas E. Wolf, D.D.S. Educational Loan Fund 

This scholarship provides support to students enrolled in the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

Departmental Scholarships

Departmental Scholarships are specific to academic departments and divisions on campus. These are typically selected and awarded by individual departments. Some still require students to apply to the general scholarship application, so please look at each carefully to determine the requirements and application process.

Mohammad Behnia Scholarship Endowment 
Endodontic resident who received undergraduate or dental education outside of the United States

To provide endowed support for students enrolled in the endodontic residency program at UMSOD. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement and demonstrated financial need, with preference given to students who received undergraduate or dental education outside the United States. Please apply using the general scholarship application.

Linda DeVore Scholarship Fund 
Dental Hygiene

To provide scholarship support for rising second-year students in Dental Hygiene that demonstrate integrity, intellectual curiosity, community mindfulness, and leadership. Please apply using the general scholarship application.

Linda E. DeVore Memorial Endowment for Dental Hygiene 

To provide endowed support for dental hygiene education at UMSOD to fund education-related programs and activities, such as scholarships, as determined by the Dental Hygiene faculty and Dean of the School. Please apply using the general application.

Thomas C. Dumsha, '76 DDS Memorial Scholarship for Endodontic Postgraduates 

Scholarship for postgraduate Endodontic students based on academic achievement & demonstrated financial need. Please apply using the general scholarship application.

Dr. Lee Eggnatz Memorial Scholarship Endowment 
Pediatrics

Endowed scholarship support for students enrolled in the Pediatric Post-Grad Program based on academic achievement and financial need. Please apply using the general scholarship application.

Dr. Meyer Eggnatz Memorial Scholarship Endowment 
Orthodontics

This scholarship will provide scholarship support for a student in the Orthodontic postgraduate program who demonstrates clinical excellence, professional leadership, and loyalty to the School, and is expected to maintain these characteristics after completion of studies, as did Dr. Eggnatz during his illustrious career. Please apply using the general scholarship application.

Dr. Sylvan Feldman Periodontal Scholarship Endowment 

Endowed support for scholarships for Periodontal post-graduate students enrolled at the school. Awarded based on academic achievement, research activities, and leadership in the dental profession. This scholarship is managed by the Division of Periodontics, including eligibility, application, and selection. Interested residents may apply at: Scholarship Inquiry.

The Dr. Wanda Flinn Memorial Scholarship Endowment 
Orthodontics

To provide endowed support for scholarships for one or more Orthodontic Residents at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Scholarships will be awarded on academic achievement and demonstrated financial need. Please apply using the general scholarship application.

Drs. Trung and Tien Ho Scholarship Endowment for the University of Maryland School of Dentistry 
Prosthodontics

This scholarship is intended to support students enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry who show interest and demonstrate academic achievement in the field of prosthodontics. Please apply using the general scholarship application.

Periodontal Post-Grad Endowed Scholarship 

To provide scholarship support for Post-Graduate students in the Department of Periodontics. This scholarship is managed by the Division of Periodontics, including eligibility, application, and selection. Interested residents may apply at: Scholarship Inquiry.

Dr. Tony Michael Ponti Memorial Scholarship 
Endodontics

To provide one or more scholarships to second-year Endodontics students in the residency program based on academic excellence and financial need. Please apply using the general scholarship application.

Patricia C. Stearns Scholarship Fund 
Dental Hygiene

Awarded to students who have completed their junior year in the Dental Hygiene program and need financial assistance. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated: excellence in academic achievement; willingness to serve their class, school, and community; and open display of high standards of professional conduct. Please apply using the general scholarship application.

Wright Family Scholarship Endowment for Post Graduate Prosthodontic Students 
Prosthodontics

Scholarship for postgraduate Prosthodontic students based on academic achievement & financial need. Please apply using the general scholarship application.