Success is Our Goal~IDID

NDAF~Making Health Equity A Reality

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Collectively, the nation’s medical, nursing, and dental schools have not succeeded in their efforts to achieve greater diversity among their students and, in turn, to develop a health professions workforce with the skills and diversity needed to maintain the nation’s position as a world leader in health care.

Scholars Program

The Scholarship program has been an integral component of the National Dental Association (NDA)/National Dental Association Foundation (NDAF) and Colgate Palmolive Partnership since it’s inception in 1990.


The Howard College of Dentistry and Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry both remain national resources for dental leaders and research institutions.

Apply for a scholarship today!

Dr. Bessie E. Delaney Scholarship Post-Doctoral Award (Female Applicants Only) $10,000

Dr. Clifton & Lois Dummett Scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Clifton O. Dummett and provides a Post-Doctoral Award of $10,000.

Making a difference in the lives of students

Increasing Diversity in Dentistry (IDID) Scholars Pipeline Program prepares pre-dental college students for dental school.


First year and Pre-doctoral scholarships

Dr. Joseph L. Henry Freshman/First Year Scholarship $2,000
Pre-Doctoral Scholarship 1st/2nd/3rd and 4th Year Dental Students $1,000

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Partner Organizations

Colgate  NDA