Enich, Aldrich awarded Till Scholarships

Jennifer Enich and Andy Aldrich, second year dental students at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, were recently awarded Dr. Michael Till – Northern Minnesota Dental Scholarships.  Jennifer is the daughter of Dr. Steve and Tonya Enich of Side Lake and Andy is the son of Gary Aldrich of Hibbing.

These scholarships provide financial assistance to promising dental students from rural Minnesota in hopes of having them return to practice in outstate Minnesota. The scholarship also honors Dr. Michael Till, former Dean of the University School of Dentistry whose foresight, determination and perseverance made the outreach dental clinic at Hibbing Community College a reality.  This clinic now provides dental services to thousands of people in northern Minnesota. 

The Dr. Michael Till – Northern Minnesota Dental Scholarships are provided annually. Northern Minnesota Dental was founded and is operated by a group of dentists who live and serve in Iron Range communities. The organization’s primary goal is to provide dental benefit plans ensuring access to quality dental care affordable to patients, employers and providers while preserving the highest standards of care and the doctor-patient relationship.  Recipients of this scholarship demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, dedication to their chosen field of dentistry and a sense of commitment to the Iron Range communities that made it possible for them to pursue a professional degree.

(Left to Right) Dr. Carl Schneider, Executive Director of Northern Minnesota Dental, Dr. Gary Anderson, Dean of the U of M School of Dentistry, Jennifer Enich, Andy Aldrich, Dr. Michael Till, former Dean of the School of Dentistry, and Dr. Michael Zakula,
(Left to Right) Dr. Carl Schneider, Dr. Gary Anderson, Dean of the U of M School of Dentistry, Jennifer Enich, Andy Aldrich, Dr. Michael Till, and Dr. Michael Zakula.