ADHA Institute General Scholarships for Dental Hygenists: Wilma Motley Memorial California Merit Sc

ADHA Institute
Type Scholarship
Amount $2,000

Three scholarships will be awarded.

Duration Year


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
  • 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

Other Restrictions

applicants must demonstrate leadership experience in addition to meeting the minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. These scholarships will be awarded solely on merit and do not have a financial needs requirement; Applicants must be either a resident of California or attend a dental hygiene program in California. Applicant must be pursuing Associate/Certificate in dental hygiene, Baccalaureate degree, degree completion in dental hygiene, Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP), Master’s or Doctorate degree in dental hygiene or related field.


This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.

More Information

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