Stephanie Zastrow receives American Student Dental Association Scholarship

Stephanie Zastrow receives American Student Dental Association Scholarship

Stephanie Zastrow

Stephanie Zastrow, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Class of 2015, has been selected by the American Student Dental Association board of trustees as the recipient of the 2013 Ryan Turner Memorial Scholarship. Zastrow will receive a $2,500 scholarship with an additional $500 awarded to her school’s ASDA chapter. She will also be funded to attend ASDA’s National Leadership Conference, Nov. 15-17 in Chicago, to accept the award in person.

The annual scholarship is given in memory of Ryan Turner, who was an ASDA national leader and fourth year dental student at the University of Michigan when he passed away in 2007. It honors those who have demonstrated the same qualities and characteristics Turner exhibited through his service to ASDA.

“I’m grateful for all the opportunities ASDA has opened up for me,” said Zastrow. “[The association] has provided the means for me to see the big picture regarding the progression of our profession, which can be particularly challenging while in dental school. Receiving this award has motivated and inspired me to continue being a strong advocate for dentistry at the local and national level.”

Zastrow currently serves as the Minnesota ASDA chapter president where she aims to provide programming that keeps the chapter membership educated on dental issues and fosters interaction between the classes. In this role, she identifies opportunities for leadership training and maintains a close relationship with the Minnesota Dental Association. Previous leadership roles include treasurer of Delta Sigma Delta professional dental fraternity, president of Tau Beta Pi national engineering honor society and College of Science and Engineering and University Honors Program Student Ambassador. She has a passion for research and has presented at several national events, including ASDA Annual Session, the Midwest Dental Student Research Conference and the American Association for Dental Research Annual Meeting.

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