Wilma Motley Memorial California Merit Scholarship

American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) Institute for Oral Health

Wilma Motley Memorial California Merit Scholarshipis a scholarship for students who demonstrate leadership experience in addition to meeting the minimum grade point average. These scholarships will be awarded solely on merit and do not have a financial needs requirement. The program requires applicants must be either a resident of California or attend a dental hygiene program in California.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Applicants must be enrolled in a Associate/Certificate in dental hygiene, Baccalaureate degree, degree completion in dental hygiene, Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP), Master's or Doctorate degree in dental hygiene or related field.
  • Minimum GPA:
  • Financial Need:
    Not Required
  • Other Academic Requirements:
    Must have completed a minimum of one year in a dental hygiene program prior to receiving an ADHA Institute scholarship award. Students may be in the process of completing their first year when application is submitted;
  • Residence:
    Applicants must be a resident of California.
  • College:
    Must be enrolled in an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States
  • Major/Career:
    Applicants must be pursuing an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States.
  • Organization:
    Applicants must be a professional member or student member of the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA).

Application Details

  • Transcript:
    Not required
  • Resume/Activity List:
    Not required
  • Essay:
    All applicants must prepare a goal statement in 100 words or less describing: 1) your long-term career goals following graduation; 2) your intended contribution to the dental hygiene profession; 3) your professional interests; and 4) how your extracurricular activities and your degree enhance the attainment of your goals.
  • Other Materials:
    Applicants must submit the student application with the following: Faculty Evaluation Section: This section of the application is to be completed by your faculty advisor or another member of your dental hygiene faculty.Program Director Section: This section of the application is to be completed by your dental hygiene program director.

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