NDAF ~ Making Health Equity A Reality

Scholarships - Research - Community Service

Scholars Program

The Scholarship Program has been an integral part of the National Dental Association Foundation – Colgate Partnership. For over 30 years, students have been recognized for their scholastic achievements through our various funding programs. From undergraduate studies, through dental school and post-graduate programs, the NDAF is committed to help improve the pipeline of underrepresented minorities in the health care workforce.


Research and Grants

The NDAF is committed to improving the oral health status in all communities, especially those that are the most vulnerable. Through various targeted research grants and community service projects, the NDAF has made a significant contribution to science and to oral health awareness in these diverse communities. We, along with our partners, value the leadership role of making health equity a reality.


Support our Projects

The NDAF relies on support from individuals and corporate entities that align with our values and mission. Through efforts in Scholarships, Research and Community Service, the NDAF is committed to making health equity a reality. If you would like to learn more about the NDAF, its projects and how you may help make an impact on the communities we serve, please click here.

Dental Scholarships

Audacity To Dream Scholarship
Up to $20,000 Scholarship Award
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Dr. Bessie E. Delaney Scholarship
$10,000 Post-Doctoral Scholarship Award
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Dr. Clifton & Lois Dummett Scholarship
$10,000 Post-Doctoral Scholarship Award
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Dr. Joseph L. Henry First Year Scholarship
$2,000 Freshman/First Year Scholarship
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Pre-Doctoral Student Scholarship
$1,000 for 2nd / 3rd / 4th Year Dental Students
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Dental Hygiene Scholarship
$800 Dental Hygiene Scholarship
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Dental Assistant Scholarship
$500 for a Dental Assistant Scholarship
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