ODA Foundation Grants and Scholarships

ODA Foundation Scholarships

Dental students entering their second, third and fourth year of dental school in Fall 2017, are Ohio residents and have financial need are eligible to apply for an ODA Foundation Dental Student Scholarship.  The number of scholarships awarded and the scholarship amounts vary from year to year.  The 2017 application period is now open and the deadline for submitting a completed scholarship application is June 28, 2017 by 5 p.m.

Click here to download the 2017 Dental Student Scholarship Application.

Ohio State University dental students entering their D4 year in Fall 2017 have a special opportunity to apply for the 2017 Dr. James F. Mercer Leadership Scholarship.  This scholarship will be given to one student who shows exemplary leadership, both in dental school and in the community, and high academic marks in memory of Dr. Mercer, who served organized dentistry in various capacities at the local, state and national level throughout his career.  The scholarship, awarded by the Mercer Family from the Mercer Fund of the ODA Foundation, will vary in amount up to $7,500.  If you are selected to receive the Mercer Leadership Scholarship and have also submitted an application for the ODA Foundation Dental Student Scholarship, you will not be awarded both scholarships in the same scholarship year. The 2017 application period is now open and the deadline for submitting a completed scholarship application is June 28, 2017 by 5 p.m.

Click here to download the 2017 Dr. James F. Mercer Leadership Scholarship Application.

Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) students that are Ohio residents and have financial need are eligible to apply for an ODA Foundation EFDA Student Scholarship.  The 2017 application period is now open and the deadline for submitting a completed scholarship application is June 28, 2017 by 5 p.m.

Click here to download the 2017 EFDA Scholarship Application.

2017 Community Dental Health Coordinator program applicants who are currently employed by an Ohio oral health related organization (safety net dental clinic, FQHC, dental office, etc.) are eligible to apply for the ODA Foundation CDHC Scholarship.  The 2017 application period is now open and the deadline for submitting a completed scholarship application is June 28, 2017 by 5 p.m.

Click here to download the 2017 CDHC Scholarship Application.

ODA Foundation Access to Care Grants

The 2017 ODA Foundation Access to Care Grant application period is now closed.  The ODA Foundation Board of Trustees will announce their funding decisions by September 1, 2017 and all applicants will be notified. 

Click here for a list of grant recipients since 2004.

ODA Foundation Focus Areas

The ODA Foundation developed focus areas that will enable it to have an impact on the future of dentistry.

  • Facilitate learning opportunities that will impact how dentistry operates and plans for the future.
  • Support a strong dental education environment.
  • Expand the pool of qualified dental auxiliaries for dental practices through education scholarships.
  • Fund public service projects and worthwhile initiatives suggested by ODA members, component dental societies, and ODA councils and committees.
  • Support programs that improve the image and quality of the dental profession.