ADHA Institute General Scholarships for Dental Hygenists: Wilma E. Motley Scholarship

ADHA Institute
Type Scholarship
Amount $1,000Only one scholarship will be awarded; Must be pursuing Baccalaureate degree


Wilma E. Motley Scholarship is established in memory of Wilma E. Motley.


The primary focus of the program is to provide financial assistance to dental hygiene students and dental hygienists who can demonstrate a commitment to further the discipline of dental hygiene through academic achievement, professional excellence, and a desire to improve the public's overall health.

The applications are available October 1 of each year; the deadline for Institute Scholarship applications is February 1.  All students who meet the requirements listed under the “Eligibility” section of the website are encouraged to apply.  Award recipients will be notified after July 1.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States
  • Completed a minimum of one year in a dental hygiene curriculum. Students entering their first year of dental hygiene school are not eligible; students may be in the process of completing their first year when application is submitted.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • A full-time student during the academic year for which you are applying (e.g. Fall 2013 – Spring 2014).
  • Must be an active member or student member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA).
  • Graduate students must hold an active dental hygiene license and hold the minimum of a baccalaureate degree

More Information

Director of Scholarships
ADHA Institute
444 North Michigan Avenue
Suite # 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 440-8904