Hispanic Dental Association Foundation 2014-2015 Scholarship Program For a dental Residency or Specialty Program



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Hispanic Dental Association Foundation

2014-2015 Scholarship Program

For A Dental Residency or Specialty Program

Funded by Colgate-Palmolive Company
Colgate-Palmolive Company, the Founding Supporter of the Hispanic Dental Association, has joined with The Hispanic Dental Association Foundation in its quest for continuous improvement in the development of dental professionals, to present a scholarship program to students enrolled in a Post-Graduate Dentistry Related Program. Scholarships in amounts of up to $4,000 will be awarded to support students who seek to advance their scientific and applied clinical knowledge in the area of dentistry to further their commitment to aiding and supporting the Hispanic community.
What is the intent of the scholarship?
The intent of this Scholarship Program is to support promising students in their academic residency and specialty training. Scholarships under this program will help the student complete their training.
Who can apply?
These scholarships are open to student members of the Hispanic Dental Association and Hispanic Student Dental Association who have been accepted into or are currently enrolled in an accredited Dental Residency or Specialty program in a Dentistry Related Field. The Dental Residency or Specialty programs include Dental Public Health, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Endodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Pathology, and Radiology. Students must have an undergraduate or graduate degree in an oral health related field (DDS, DMD, RDH, etc.) from the U.S. or abroad. Students must be a current member of the Hispanic Dental Association.
How does one apply?
The attached application form must be submitted to the Hispanic Dental Association Foundation at the address listed at the bottom of this page. The application must be received by the Foundation no later than May 1, 2014. The application must be typed and submitted in English.
How will the scholarships be awarded?
The Scholarship Committee of the HDA Foundation will review each application on its merit. Areas that will be included are the demonstration of:


  • Commitment and dedication to improving the oral health of the Hispanic community

  • Community Service (i.e. volunteer efforts in school, medical facilities, church, etc.)

  • Leadership Skills

  • Scholastic Achievement



What is the timing of the scholarship program?
For the 2014-2015 academic year, the application must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2014. The award decisions will be final and communicated to all applicants by June 30, 2014.


Return Application for the 2014-2015 Scholarships to:
Hispanic Dental Association Foundation

1111 14th Street Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20005

For further information, call 202-629-3802 or Email: cpena@hdassoc.org

Hispanic Dental Association Foundation

2014-2015 Scholarship Program

Funded by Colgate-Palmolive Company

Dental Residency or Specialty Program
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Thank you for applying to the Hispanic Dental Association Foundation / Colgate-Palmolive Company Scholarship Program. You may be eligible to receive an award if you meet all of the program requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered you must:




  • Be accepted or currently enrolled in an accredited dental residency or specialty program.




  • Be a current HDA (Hispanic Dental Association) member.




  • Have credentials in an oral health related field (DDS, DMD, RDH) either in the U.S. or abroad.




  • Show interest in improving the oral health of the Hispanic community.




  • Show evidence of commitment and dedication to serve the Hispanic community.

Please read all materials carefully. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that ALL of the necessary materials are received at the HDA Foundation office by the deadline, May 1, 2014.


Application Deadline and Important Information

This application will be evaluated based on merit. Materials must be typed and in English. Handwritten applications will be disqualified.




  • You must submit your completed application along with your curriculum vitae to the Hispanic Dental Association Foundation (HDAF) postmarked no later than May 1, 2014.




  • The Advanced Education Verification form must be sent directly from the school to the HDAF postmarked no later than May 1, 2014. (Remember you are to complete the top of the Verification).




  • Two (2) Recommendations must be submitted directly from the Recommender to the HDAF, each on professional letterhead postmarked no later than May 1, 2014.




  • The award decisions will be communicated to all applicants by June 30, 2014.




  • If you are a recipient of this scholarship award, you are required to write an essay for the HDA Newsletter outlining your intention to remain involved with the Hispanic Dental Association and specific ways in which you will further the vision of the HDA which is “to optimize the oral health of the Hispanic community.”




  • You will be required to attend the Annual Meeting in August 2014. If you are a recipient of this scholarship award, you will receive travel and hotel reimbursement as well as complimentary Annual Meeting Registration.


FAILURE TO HAVE ON FILE THE COMPLETED FORMS LISTED ABOVE BY THE APPROPRIATE DEADLINE DATE WILL RESULT IN REJECTION OF YOUR ENTIRE APPLICATION.
Hispanic Dental Association Foundation

2014-2015 Scholarship Program

Funded by Colgate-Palmolive Company

Dental Residency or Specialty Program
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE COMPLETING APPLICATION.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE TYPED.



A. Program

In the fall of 2014, I will be enrolled in Dental Residency or Specialty program:


School:

Specialty:

Program Director’s Name:


B. General Information
Full Name:
Address:

Social Security #:
Phone #: Email:

C. Education
Please attach Curriculum Vitae to this sheet

NOTE: THE MAXIMUM AWARD FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS $4,000.

Important: You must type on this form. If additional space is necessary, please include a separate page clearly marked.

D. Community Service and Volunteer Activities (HSDA and non HSDA)

List any student and/or professional association work and/or volunteer experiences (include dates, and number of hours. You can include service during Dental School before residency and specialty program):























E. Leadership (HSDA and non HSDA)

List any HSDA or other Leadership positions you have held while in Dental program or during Dental School

before residency and specialty program.


















F. Honors and Recognitions (HSDA and non HSDA)

List any honors received for scholastic achievements and/or recognitions in community service, leadership and extracurricular activities, including honors during Dental School before residency and specialty program):



















G. Career Goals Statement – Essay Portion: Why have you chosen your Dental Residency or Specialty program? How will you help improve the Hispanic community when you have reached your goal after completion of your program?
























































Your statement must be a maximum of 500 words, and should include your career goals, specifically pertaining to your contribution to the Hispanic community. Please use the lines above or attach to the application a separate sheet with your statement/essay typed and double spaced. Any essay more than 500 words will not be accepted.


H. Authorization
I HEREBY AUTHORIZE INVESTIGATION OF ALL STATEMENTS CONTAINED WITHIN THIS APPLICATION. I UNDERSTAND THAT MISREPRESENTATION OR OMISSION OF FACTS IS CAUSE FOR DISQUALIFICATION.

Signature Date:
Hispanic Dental Association Foundation

2014-2015 Scholarship Program

 Funded by Colgate-Palmolive Company

for Dental Residency or Specialty Program
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Applicant must provide two (2) Recommendations. Each should be typed on Recommender’s own letterhead and be sent directly to HDA Foundation (see address below).
Section to be completed by Applicant (please type):
Name of Applicant:
Social Security #:
Address:

Applicant Signature Date:



This will notify HDA Foundation that my two (2) recommendations will come directly from:
 Employer  Dental School Faculty Other
Name:
Company or School:
Address:

Phone:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Employer  Dental School Faculty Other
Name:
Company or School:
Address:

Phone:

NOTE: Failure to provide two (2) recommendations will disqualify the application.

RETURN POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN May 1, 2014.



HDA Foundation, 1111 14th Street Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20005
Hispanic Dental Association Foundation

2014-2015 Scholarship Program

 Funded by Colgate-Palmolive Company

for Dental Residency or Specialty Program

ADVANCED EDUCATION PROGRAM DIRECTOR VERIFICATION
Section to be completed by Applicant (please type):
I hereby authorize the release of my school’s acceptance information to the Hispanic Dental Association Foundation.

Name of Applicant:


Social Security #:
Address:

I have been accepted or am currently enrolled in a Dental Residency or Specialty program at the following school:

Applicant Signature Date:




Section to be completed by Dean/Program Director:
A. Dean/Program Director’s Name
Phone:
Name of School:
School Address:



Signature Date:
(Requires Verification and Stamp)
Program Director: Please continue on next page.

Continued from previous page

B. Program Director: Please provide the following information in order to assist us in evaluating this candidate.
Has the Applicant been accepted or is continuing in a Dental Residency or Specialty program in your institution for the Fall 2014 term?
 YES  NO
If YES, please continue. If NO, please do not continue.
Is the Applicant a  Full Time Student?  Part-Time Student?
What is the anticipated date of completion for this applicant from this program? Month/Year:

Thank you for your cooperation in promoting excellence in the oral health care professions.


Note: Failure to complete this Verification will disqualify the applicant from consideration.

RETURN POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN May 1, 2014.



HDA Foundation, 1111 14th Street Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20005


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