ODA Foundation

ODA Foundation Scholarships

The 2022 ODA Foundation Dental Student Scholarship application period is currently open. Scholarships are due June 22, 2022 at midnight. The process for applying for a scholarship is an online submission process. Review the 2022 Dental Student Scholarship Application Guidance and complete all needed parts prior to submitting your online application. You will not be able to start and stop the online application—it must be completed in one session. 

How To Apply:

Before submitting your application, make sure you have reviewed the Dental Student Scholarship 2022 Application Guidance document and have all required documents ready to upload as PDFs. Click here to download the 2022 Dental Student Scholarship Application Guidance.

Download the guidance document

  • Click here to download the Financial Needs Assessment form to send to your school’s financial aid office.
  • Click here to download the Academic Achievement Record form to send to a dental school official.

Once you have reviewed the 2022 Dental Student Scholarship Application Guidance document and have received the completed Financial Needs Assessment and Academic Achievement Record from your school, you can proceed to submitting your online application.

Submit your online application

Below is the list of scholarships available. For questions about scholarship eligibility or issues with the application format, contact the ODA Foundation at 614-486-2700 or kristy@oda.org.

ODA Foundation Scholarships

The application period is now open. Scholarship applications are due June 22, 2022.

Dental Student Scholarship

Each year, the ODA Foundation awards multiple dental student scholarships based on financial need, community service and dental school involvement to applicants who meet the following requirements:

  • D2, D3, or D4 dental student in Fall 2022.
  • Member of ASDA.
  • Ohio resident.

Mercer Leadership Scholarship

Students entering their D4 year during Fall 2022 at OSU are also eligible to apply for the Dr. James F. Mercer Leadership Scholarship. To apply for the Mercer Leadership Scholarship, you must complete the Dental Student Scholarship Application and the optional Mercer Leadership Scholarship essays.

  • OSU dental student entering his/herD4 year in Fall 2022.
  • Ohio resident for at least five years.
  • Members of ASDA.
  • Have a commitment to leadership in dental school and the community.

Community Dental Health Coordinator Scholarship

Anyone interested in applying for a CDHC Scholarship should email kristy@oda.org for more details. Individuals who are applying to a Community Dental Health Coordinator program who meet the following requirements can apply for a CDHC scholarship:

  • Applying for enrollment in a Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) program with a start date in the 2022/2023 school year.
  • Currently employed with an Ohio oral health-related organization (safety net dental clinic, FQHC, dental office, etc.). Applicant does not have to be a resident of Ohio.
  • CDHC program must confirm applicant’s enrollment prior to disbursement of scholarship.