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New scholarship available from Cohen Endowed Scholarship Fund for Dental Hygiene

March 27, 2024
Thanks to a new and generous endowment, dental hygiene students from underrepresented backgrounds may apply for scholarship aid.

The DTA Foundation, in partnership with Benco Family Foundation, has opened applications for their new dental hygiene scholarship program, funded by the Lawrence and Sally Cohen Endowed Scholarship Fund for Dental Hygiene. 

Thanks to a $1 million legacy gift from Benco Family Foundation, dental hygiene students from underrepresented communities and backgrounds will be awarded scholarship funding through a new endowment, enabling support for aspiring dental hygienists for years to come.

As the US faces a shortage of dental hygienists, this scholarship aims to increase access to a dental hygiene career, especially for those that have historically lacked access to it. Dental hygienists are vital members of the dental team and are often the trusted partner between the patient and the dental office.

The online application, which can be found on the DTA Foundation website, will be open from March 11 to April 30. Applicants will be asked to answer short essay questions and to provide a two-minute video to describe their unique background and future dental hygiene aspirations. 

Read the entire press release from DTA