Scholarships and Loans
Open Scholarships & Loan Repayment Programs
Check back often for the latest information on open scholarship opportunities and loan repayment programs.
HDA now accepting scholarship applications!
Hispanic Dental Association Foundation 2013-2014 Scholarship Program Opens For:
- Masters or Above in a Dentistry-Related Program
- Entry Level or First Year Dental Students and Dental Auxiliary Students
- Undergraduate Dental and Dental Hygiene Students Enrolled in the State of Texas
- Students in an accredited dental, dental hygiene, dental assisting or dental technician program
All applications must be postmarked no later than July 1, 2013. For more details, visit our website.
NHSC fact sheets and resources
New Workforce Resources on NHSC Programs and Health Center Careers
Developed with assistance from the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), this fact sheet outlines the NHSC Loan Repayment and Scholarship Programs, and addresses the most frequently asked questions from dental students, dentists and dental hygienists. This fact sheet is meant to spark interest in the programs and guide individuals on where to find more information.
To help students become more familiar with the diverse and rewarding opportunities a Health Center career has to offer, this list of FAQs describes the characteristics of a Health Center, types of dental procedures performed, reflections from NNOHA members, and more!
To access both resources, please visit the Publications tab (Reports and Fact Sheets section) of our website.
- In addition, we have a Job Bank for dental safety-net vacancies across the country! Graduating students may find our Job Bank helpful during their job search.
For any questions regarding these fact sheets or other NNOHA publications, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations open for awards, grants and scholarships furthering women's equity - available for students
We invite you to submit nominations for the following system-wide awards that honor the contributions, research and/or leadership of University women, grants that further equity for women, or scholarships that support women students:
The Sharon L. Doherty Student Leadership Award is given to a University of Minnesota student who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service concerning women's issues on campus or in the broader community. Nomination deadline: 4:30 p.m. June 7, 2013.
The Carol E. Macpherson Memorial Scholarship was established in Carol’s memory to assist women students who are 28-years-old and over in returning to school and completing their education at the University. (Learn more about the history of the Macpherson Scholarship.) Application deadline: 4:30 p.m. June 7, 2013.
The Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló Scholarship (formerly the Alumnae Society Scholarship) assists University of Minnesota women students with financial need in completing their education at the University, with a special focus on women students of color, new immigrants, and first generation college students. Application deadline: 4:30 p.m. June 7, 2013.
Institutional Change Grants
Women's Center Institutional Change Grants (formerly Special Grants) seek to support a more inclusive, diverse University community with an enhanced campus climate for women faculty, staff, and students. Institutional Change Grants are intended to foster and support increased awareness, improved understanding, and institutional change. (Includes grant funding for projects specifically focused on changing the climate for P & A and CS/BU women). Application deadline: 4:30 p.m. May 17, 2013.
Questions / Information
Women’s Center | Office for Equity & Diversity | University of Minnesota
64 Appleby Hall | 128 Pleasant St. SE | Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 625.9837 | (612) 625.9682 (fax) | http://diversity.umn.edu/women
2013 ADEA Financial Aid Primers for DDS graduates
The 2013 ADEA Primers on Consolidation, Loan Servicing, and Loan Repayment are linked below:
- ADEA consolidation primer for the class of 2013
- ADEA loan servicing primer for the class of 2013
- ADEA repayment primer - DDS class of 2013
- ADEA financial aid powerpoint - DDS class of 2013
***Please note it is advised that students take care to notice that any details related to repayment plans, etc., could change before a student's grace period has ended and before any repayment decisions are made. Please reference the following web sites: StudentLoans.gov and the federal direct loan website or contact your loan servicer directly - before committing to a payment plan or deciding whether to consolidate your loans.
MN Army National Guard DENTAL Corps
- Benefits for students in a DDS or DMD program
- Money as a Dental Student Officer
- Benefits as a licensed dentist
Please see flyer for more information or contact CPT Jed Gadient at 651-281-3817
Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs: Dental and Dental Hygiene Students
ADEA's financial planning videos!
As the new school year gets under way, we know that a critical part of all new students’ introduction to dental school includes managing their budgets, loans, and financial livelihood.
ADEA has developed a set of videos to assist you in guiding your new students through financial planning. Paul Garrard, consultant and financial aid expert who works with ADEA, has recorded this presentation for the class of 2016. The presentation is broken into six parts for you to utilize as needed; the direct links are listed below and have also been included in the DenTube channel on www.GoDental.org.
Introduction: Key messages and important items to consider as you view the presentation.
Part 1: Detailed look at actual out-of-pocket costs for dental school and the real cost of borrowing.
Part 2: Important information about what you will be borrowing, terms and conditions, repayment examples, and why dental school graduates are well known for responsible repayment.
Part 3: Changes to loan programs and things to keep on your radar screen during dental school that may impact your repayment strategy.
Part 4: Relationship between student loans and credit, and how they can help you build a positive credit history.
Part 5: Some common sense ways to keep on top of your borrowing during dental school and resources to help.
ADA Dental Student Loan Repayment Programs
ADA student loan repayment programs and resources are available to newly practicing Dentists. The ADA has compiled these resources as a starting point for dental students and new dentists. View list.
- Indian Health Services
MN Dept of Health Loan Forgiveness
Guidelines for the Minnesota Dentist Loan Forgiveness Program
The purpose of Minnesota’s Loan Forgiveness program is to recruit and retain health care professionals to needed areas and facilities in Minnesota. Loan forgiveness is an important benefit for health care professionals as well as health care facilities and communities experiencing a shortage of access to primary health care services.
Program Administration and Funding
The Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC), Minnesota Department of Health administers this program. It is funded by the State of Minnesota. Program eligibility requirements and benefits are established by state statute, 144.1501 authorizing the health professional education loan forgiveness program.
To be eligible, a prospective participant must submit an application to the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC), during the application cycle of September 1 - January 2, while completing their final year of dental school or residency training. The application scoring and selection of participants will occur in February-March. All applicants will be notified in April if they have or have not been selected.
Although licensed dentists who are seeing 25 percent public program patients are eligible to apply, students and residents in their final year of training receive highest preference. Due to the high number of final year student applications and the constraints of limited funding, we do not encourage licensed dentists to apply.
National Health Service Corps - HRSA
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), offers scholarship and loan repayment programs to help Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the U.S. get health providers they need. For more, click here.
Highlights of 2013 NHSC Scholarship Program:
The NHSC Scholarship Program removes the burden of overwhelming educational debt, allowing health professions students to pursue their passion for primary care and serving the underserved.
For each year of financial support (up to four years) a Scholarship recipient serves one year (minimum two years) in an NHSC-approved site in high-need urban, rural, and frontier communities across the nation.
Scholarship support includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a monthly living stipend (taxable).
All students applying to the program must be a U.S. citizen or national and enrolled or accepted in an eligible degree program at a U.S. accredited school in Medicine: MD or DO; Dentistry: DMD or DDS; Nurse Practitioner (Adult, Family, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Psychiatric, or Women’s health); Certified Nurse-Midwife; and Physician Assistant.
As in previous years, the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program will be competitive. If there are more qualified applicants than available funding, the NHSC will continue to prioritize applicants who are from a disadvantaged background and applicants who demonstrate a commitment to continuing to serve communities of need after their service to the NHSC is complete.
If you have any questions about the program you may call the Customer Care Center at 1-800-221-9393 or e-mail email@example.com.
The National Health Service Corps
North Dakota Loan Repayment Program (DDS only)
Receive up to $80,000 to repay educational loans by practicing for four years in a selected community or communities through the North Dakota Loan Repayment Program.
South Dakota State Loan Repayment Program
The South Dakota State Loan Repayment Program provides for the repayment of qualifying educational loans for health professionals. In return, the health professional commits to fulfill a service obligation in an eligible practice site within a federally designated health professional shortage area (HPSA) for a minimum of two years.
- Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship (DDS only)
U.S. Army Civilian Dental Corps
Benefit packages in the civilian corps may include tuition reimbursement.
"Residency and Relocation" loan for 4th year students
The Residency and Relocation Loan can cover the costs incurred during your final year of dental school, e.g., residency interviews, relocation, or board examination expenses.
PLEASE NOTE: These are not educational loans these are “private loans”, between the student and the lender; these loans are NOT certified by the University.