The Texas A&M College of Dentistry offers the following scholarships:

Academic Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Committee to outstanding individuals accepted into the DDS program based on academic excellence. Non-residents receiving the scholarships receive a non-resident tuition waiver.

ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarships for Dental Hygiene Students Pursuing Academic Careers

Each year two dental hygiene students receive this scholarship.  Applications are online at ADEA.org/student awards.  

ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarships for Predoctoral Dental  Students Pursuing Academic Careers

Each year two dental students receive this scholarship.  Applications are online at ADEA.org/student awards. 

ADEA/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Preventive Dentistry Scholarships

Each year twelve predoctoral dental students receive this scholarship.  Applications are online at ADEA.org/student awards. 

ADHA Foundation Institute for Oral Health Dental Hygiene Scholarship

The American Dental Hygienists Association offers multiple scholarships ranging from $1000-$2000 for DH1 students. Criteria includes GPA, need, and membership in the ADHA. Applications are submitted online.

Alliance of the Texas Dental Association Memorial Scholarship

One $5000 scholarship per year is available each spring to D2 students for disbursement in their D3 year. Criteria includes US citizenship, Texas residency, interest in practicing general or pediatric dentistry in Texas, and need.

American Dental Partners Foundation/Carus Dental Scholarship

One $500 scholarship is available each spring to D3 or D4 students who demonstrate professionalism, teamwork skills, clinical excellence and leadership.

Ausmus Laursen Dental Hygiene Scholarship

One scholarship for $1000 is offered each spring to DH 2 students. Criteria includes need, academic achievement, and community service.  The recipient is selected by the Dental Hygiene department and a representative of the Ausmus-Laursen family if available. 

Betty Scott Scholarship

Up to three scholarships of $2000 are awarded each year (based on the availability of funds) to D4 and DH2 students to be disbursed half in fall and half in spring of the current academic year. Criteria includes participation in community service prior to and during dental school. 

Bush Jones/Sprenger Scholarship

Scholarships of $1000 are awarded annually to D2 students with an EFC less than $5000 and a GPA of 3.0 or greater.  No application is needed for this scholarship. The number of scholarships varies each year based on funding.

Class of ‘47

This scholarship of $1500 is awarded to incoming D1 students based on availability of funds. Award is based on academic excellence. 

Claude Williams Scholarship

One scholarship of $2500 is awarded annually to a D2 or D3 student. Criteria include GPA, history of and continuing participation in community service, and membership in the Student National Dental Association.

The Dental Trade Alliance Foundation Dental Student Scholarship

This scholarship of $5000 is available to D3 and D4 students. Applications are submitted online and are available in the spring and due by May 1st.  Criteria includes academic excellence, financial need, and a commitment to community service. 

Emily A. and Robert Walker Scholarship

This scholarship of $1500 is awarded to incoming D1 students based on availability of funds. Award is based on academic excellence.

Hispanic Dental Association Scholarship

Multiple scholarships of $1000-$2000 are available online to Dental and Dental Hygiene students and are due in September. Criteria includes membership in the Student Hispanic Dental Association, academic excellence, and a commitment to improving dental health in the Hispanic community.

Kerney-Laday Scholarship

One $9000 scholarship awarded annually to a D3 student, based on the availability of funds. The criteria includes academic achievement, clinical proficiency, community/college involvement, and volunteer activities benefitting underserved communities.

Drs. Don and Cindy Le Scholarship

One $2500 scholarship awarded annually to a D2 student based on need, GPA, and history of community service.

Nancy Dickey Endowed Scholarship

One scholarship of $1000 awarded to a DH1, D1, D2, or D3 student based on the availability of funds. Criteria includes 3.0 or greater GPA, leadership, professionalism, and a commitment to the community.

Ruth Riley Swords, D.D.S. Endowed Scholarship

One scholarship of $750 awarded to a DH1 or DH2 student in the spring. Criteria includes academic achievement, clinical proficiency, and leadership.

Texas Dental Association (TDA) Smiles Foundation Scholarship

One to two scholarships to a D1 student in the top 20% of the entering class.  Criteria includes Texas residency, need, and must not have received either the Emily and Robert Walker or Class of ’47 scholarships. 

The W.R. Hammond Trust Foundation Scholarship

One scholarship is available for D1 students each spring. Applications are submitted online.  The scholarship continues through D4 and the amount each year is based fund performance. Criteria includes academic achievement, extracurricular activities, DAT score, and financial need. 

Scholarships for Graduate departments:

AEGD Departmental Scholarship, William and Jessamine Young Scholarship-Orthodontics Department, Betty Whiteaker Scholarship –Periodontics Department, Dallas County Dental Society Public Health Scholarship-Dental Public Health Department.

Questions?

If you have questions concerning these or other scholarships, please contact Kay Egbert in the Student Affairs Office: kegbert@tamu.edu or 214-828-8181.

Also, see Scholarship Policies and Procedures here on the college website.